Acer claims that the six-cell 5200mAh battery has a runtime of five hours, and we found that we could run a continuous loop of PCMark05 for two hours and 13 minutes. You can double that figure to get a real-world battery life figure so we’re happy that the Acer will run for four and a half hours with the screen at full brightness, pleasingly close to the figure supplied by Acer. Recharging the battery took one hour 30 minutes.
The trackpad's multi-touch
The list of ports and connectors takes advantage of the amount of space that is available with a card reader, one USB port and the VGA port on the right side while on the left side we have the Ethernet port, two USB, the power plug and jacks for a headset. In a neat touch, the VGA and LAN ports are located on the angled corners at the rear of the chassis.
Wireless connections consist of 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth which can be enabled and disabled by two flick switches on the front of the chassis. Our pre-production review sample had a SIM slot behind the battery for 3G, but this feature will not be immediately available as an option. The non-3G Aspire One 751 has a price of £380 so our best guess is that 3G will raise the price to a penny under £400.
The large - for a netbook - 11.6in screen on the Aspire One 751 takes these little laptops in an interesting direction. However, the price is getting uncomfortably close to the point where you can buy a proper laptop with a proper CPU. ®
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3-cell version in the photos? Or is the 6-cell flush fitting?
Does the 6-cell version have a flush-fitting battery? Or are these photos depicting the 3-cell version?
Please clarify this for us if you can! Thanks!
Are those photos correct for the 6-cell?
Q: Is the 6-cell battery option really flush with the case? Or are these photos of the 3-cell battery version?
It would be great to know how much extra bulk the 6-cell version (supposedly tested) adds to the chassis.
[I tried to post this earlier today, but the moderators must be busy... ]
Non smooth zoom...
"We feel that it's more likely that the Intel GMA 500 integrated graphics core in the Intel US15W chipset lies at the root of the, well 'problem' is too strong a word, so let’s call it an issue."
Actually it's a software issue. IE, Firefox, etc... move between percentages when issued a zoom command, ence the jerking motion. You can try zooming on any browser on your Skulltrail machine and I bet you would have teh same issue.
First to answer AC's question, it's 1.24kg, which should be approximately 2.73lbs. :)
I like it. Small but not too small to have satisfactory screen resolution and keyboard size, light but still equipped with adequate battery, capable of performing everyday tasks, including 720p decoding thanks to the PowerVR graphics core, it easily beats every netbook I've seen until now.
Cheap, light, long battery life.
In all three categories, is there anything else with a full size keyboard that can beat this?