Friday, January 16, 2009

Netbook 2 from Acer

I returned my first netbook to Dell with regret.  I liked the idea.  Then I saw that Acer was coming out with a newer model than that reviewed in the fall: $300 with WindowXP, 1 gig RAM, 16 gig solid state memory instead of a hard drive.  About half a pound lighter than the Dell, which cost $350 with Ubuntu, 4 gig solid state memory.  Good deal.  I had to order it through Circuit City online but that worked OK.

So far I like it.  Maybe I will even try Ubuntu as a second OS some day.  At least the Acer came with a steady working version of Windows.  It is running Skype, which my Ubuntu Dell could not even install.  I am also running google's browser, Chrome.  So far, so good.

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