ACER seems to listen to their customer’s demands to increase the screen size of their netbook. The new Acer Aspire One AOD150-1577 finally comes with a 10.1 inch size which seems to be the new standard for a netbook size. After the booming of small & portable netbook, customer finally realizes that 8 or 9 inch netbook is to small to work with. Small screen and also small keyboard size sometimes frustrated user who love to type and work faster and faster. The 10.1 inch seems to be the perfect balance between portability and functionality.
To support the portability of this new machine, ACER stuffs this tiny machine with an integrated b/g WiFi certified to support your internet needs. Wherever you go, you will always be connected to your spider-web world. A webcam is also integrated inside this baby giving you a teleconference-ready device to chat with your loved one. And let’s not forget the 160 GB of Hard drive space to store your multimedia and other data files. That’s pretty big for a small gear.
Finally, here comes the magic question for a netbook: How long is the battery life? ACER provides a 6-cell battery for this netbook. If you are lucky to get the larger 5900 mAh battery, the engine will run for 7 to 8 hours before requiring another charge. Otherwise, be happy with 5 to 6 hours of battery life if you get the smaller 4400 mAh, which is quite amazing for a laptop. My old ACER 4520 only runs for less then 2 hours, hiks hiks… With this long batter life, Acer Aspire One AOD150-1577 is just a little bit behind the ASUS Eee PC 1000HE 10 inch netbook for the battery life span.
If you are wondering what is inside Acer Aspire One AOD150-1577, here is the complete feature: 10.1 Inch display with 1024×600 pixel resolution, 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 6-cell battery provides up to 6 1/2 hours of battery life for extended use, 160GB Hard Drive, 1GB RAM, Integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Certified, ACER Crystal Eye webcam, and Windows XP Home with SP3 for the Operating System.
Dimension of the unit is: 7.3 x 10.2 x 1.3 inches and 3 pounds in weight.