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5.0 out of 5 stars
What a great notebook., 22 Sep 2008
I bought the blue aspire with the 8gb SSD for my GF as an addition to a normal laptop.
I am so impressed with it.
The screen is superb, the thing is so light and the keyboard great to type on even with my man-sized hands.
Apart from these obvious features, the best thing about this is the operating system.
I'm a professional UNIX SA working with Sun Solaris and RHEL, and I bought an asus701 a few months back with the xandros o/s on it.
Well this Linpus o/s is sooooo much better. It is cleaner, faster and the included apps work far better.
Most people say the thing wrong with Linux is that in comparison to MSWindows, Linux does not work as well for multimedia applications, but this OS is better. Not just a little better, but way better than Windows or the xandros version on the asus, it's even easier and cleaner to use than Ubuntu!
If you want something fast, quiet, light, with a superb OS then don't even think about it, get the Acer Aspire one, but get the SSD version as the battery lasts longer and it is faster too.
The only things and yes there are 2 things I don't like, are:
1. There is no sleeve/case supplied with the machine, which is just ridiculous.
2. The power supply is the same size as a standard laptop, which means there is more to lug about with you, whereas the asus has the lovely little plug sized one.
Apart from those two points, this is by far the best "netbook" on the market.