July 11, 2011 Off

Netbook Alternatives – Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-Inch Laptop Review

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Specifications: If you are looking for an ultra-portable laptop but don’t enjoy putting up with the cramped keyboard and tiny screen of a netbook, consider getting the Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-inch laptop. This laptop comes with an Intel Core2 Solo processor (1.4Ghz) 2GB or RAM and a 250 hard drive. This model doesn’t have Bluetooth but it does come with a HDMI port, which is quite rare for a laptop of this price. Its 11.6 screen has a 1366 x 768 resolution so you can watch HD (at 720p) movies on it.

Design: The Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-inch laptop sports the very stylish design of the Acer Aspire One netbook. It comes in a variety of colors, but the Sapphire Blue model looks exceptionally stylish. It measures at 11.2 x 8 x 1.2 inches and weighs in at just 3.1 pounds. It has a glossy external casing and they keyboard is very nicely laid out. Its track pad even has multi- touch gestures, similar to those found on Apple laptops.

Features & Performance:The 1.4Ghz processor is surprisingly powerful. After some research I discovered that the Intel Core 2 ULV SU3500 is much more powerful than the Atom processor found on netbooks. We had no problems multi-tasking and running moderately ‘heavy’ applications. Thanks to the 2GB RAM the Windows Vista OS on this machine runs very well. The battery lifespan was also very impressive, lasting up to 6 hours on a single charge. At the time of writing, the Acer Aspire AS1410-8414 11.6-inch laptop retails for around just $427 each.

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