On Tuesday 13 January 2009 19:26:58 Craig White wrote: > On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 19:12 +0000, Beartooth wrote: > > On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:59:47 -0700, Craig White wrote: > > > All this talk about Acer Aspire and EEPro makes me want one. Is one > > > better than another? Is the only difference in the Acer Aspires whether > > > it comes with 8GB SSHD, 120 GB HD or 160 GB HD? Too many models that > > > seem about the same. > > > > Caveat : If you happen to have unusually large hands, or poor > > eyesight, or both, be sure to buy only one you have spent some time > > handling. With trifocal fingers and arthritic eyeballs, the only use I > > can hope to get out of a 701 is in waiting rooms -- if (big IF) I can get > > it to boot and connect fast enough. And according to the buzz at http:// > > forum.eeeuser.com/ I am by no means alone in these troubles. > > > > Also, they are evolving hand over fist. If in doubt, wait a few > > months, maybe another year or so. I wish I had. There are probably a > > couple out there now that would suit me. > > ---- > already ordered - reviews were positive on the Acer Aspire One keyboard > and I got one of the 160GB models coming. Apparently the new ones with > the 160 GB HD also have a '6 cell' battery whereas the older 120 GB had > a '3 cell' battery and I'm gathering this means better battery life. According to reviews the 6-cell battery is very good. I considered asking Santa to bring me one, but decided against it as weight is a big consideration for me :-) > I > suspect tho' that they've found a way to make them even cheaper based > upon Anne's issues about wireless LED's. > Talking of wireless LEDs, I used to moan that the one on this laptop only worked in windows. Sometime about a year ago I suddenly noticed that it does work now. Hopefully a similar miracle will happen for the AA1 :-) > Thanks to all - I'm going to be keeping up with the Jones's now > Enjoy! Anne
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