Kevin Tofel over at jkOnTheRun has posted five things he likes and five things he doesn’t like about the 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One.
Among the likes: Build quality, the display, and the battery life. Among the dislikes: Upgrading the memory on the Aspire One and the SSD.
I’m bringing this up because by this time tomorrow, I should have an Acer Aspire One in my hands, and will definitely be going over it during the next several days (actually for quite a while to come). Reading his comments (as well as the video he and JK posted) has been driving me nuts, while I’ve been waiting on my HDD version to ship.
I decided to forego the SSD route – part of what I’ll be using this for (and it will used as a personal machine by me) required me to have quite a bit of storage, so chances are I will be replacing the 120GB hard drive with something in the 320GB range. I’m also going to be upgrading the memory.
I’ll be documenting this as I go along (including any and all upgrades). Because I bought this for myself, I expect to be doing quite a bit to it – I maybe even replacing the wireless card for some networking hardware that I’m testing.
The model I bought:
– AOA150-1006 LU.S040B.110
– 120GB HDD
– 1GB Memory
– Windows XP Home