Netbooks are extremely popular right now and their popularity only continues to grow. Acer has the most popular netbook on the market with its 9-inch Aspire One. The machine is the top selling netbook right now and to keep that top spot, Acer is coming out with a new netbook with a larger screen.
The Acer Aspire One 10-inch offers a larger screen than the original that should be more popular than the original 9-inch version. When the first batch of 10-inch Aspire One's went out, Acer reported that a battery issue had been discovered. Unlike most battery issues which mean the system is either going to burst into flames or won’t run as long as promised, this battery error was in the user's favor.
The first batch of the new netbook to hit the market had a 6-cell battery inside the offered 5500 mAh, but what was supposed to have been used was a 6-cell battery with 4400 mAh. The larger battery was good for 7 hours and 57 minutes of runtime according to Laptop Magazine.
Laptop got a normal 4400 mAh battery and when tested it ran but a mere 4 hours and 24 minutes. Laptop points out that for only $50 more you can get the Eee 1000HE that will run for 7 hours.
quote: Other netbooks with 4400-mAh batteries, the MSI Wind U100 and Wind U120, got 5:13 and 4:28 hours, respectively, when we ran our battery test on them.
quote: The Aspire One's standard 4400-mAh 6-cell battery delivered 4 hours and 24 minutes of battery life, one minute longer than the netbook average (which includes 3-cell systems), but significantly shorter than most of its competitors with 6-cell batteries. Although they are more expsensive, the Eee PC 1000HE (7:08), Samsung NC10 (6:34), and HP Mini 2140 (7:19) all outlasted the Aspire One by more than two hours.
quote: Sooner or later they will combine a phone with a netbook and we will finally get the single, useful, correctly sized computing device that everyone is looking for.