My new netbook arrived today! This computer takes me beyond the realms of popular. It’s the Acer Aspire One, and I’m about to open this box up�to see what’s inside! Hit the jump to take a peek.
After browsing through a variety of newly emerging netbooks like the MSI Wind and the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, I finally settled with one. I was looking for something affordable with decent harddrive space and the same processor as all the rest: the Intel Atom N270.
What are the odds of the computer shipping with the battery intact and no papers or cords? Pretty good, apparently. Look how glossy this thing is. I can see my reflection!
I went with the 160 GB HDD drive, bypassing the SSD alternative. We’ll see in the future if I regret this decision. I was skeptical of Acer’s at first. I had heard nothing but negative feedback regarding some of Acer’s other computers. Most of the opinions on the Aspire One, however, are highly positive. I purchased the Windows XP Home edition version for $399. I’m currently tweaking the OS so it doesn’t suck. This thing is going to occupy my time for the rest of the night while I wipe it of all the excess software and put Firefox 3 on it. The Aspire One is already beginning to be loads of fun. I’m writing this on it right now and surprised with how well the keyboard feels for such a small computer. Check back to see my review of it in the coming week.
Oh, there’s the cord!