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Acer Aspire One 10-inch netbook tested with normal 2200mAh battery

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.

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By whirabomber on 3/2/2009 8:45:08 AM , Rating: 2
I wish daily had posted the link to laptop's article for both batteries so we can read about the tests.

I have a 5800mah (I think the above article or Laptop's article has a typo, although I've seen reviews with a 5600mah as well) in the Acer One 10.1 sitting in front of me and I can say that I am quite pleased with the large batteries performance. Unfortunately I may regret the purchase later this year when (if) the ion netbooks start showing up. I'd sacrifice battery life for the ability to fire up my favorite 3D fps for a break from productivity.

RE: Typo/Performance
By bldckstark on 3/2/2009 12:31:25 PM , Rating: 2
I have the original AA1 with XP, and I will never regret my purchase. It has already served it's purpose. At $350 I can buy a new netbook every year and not care about obsolescence. Later this year, I will buy a new netbook, and give my old one to my kid.

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.

RE: Typo/Performance
By jRaskell on 3/2/2009 12:48:30 PM , Rating: 2
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.

Maybe for you.

Me personally? I have absolutely no interest in a cell phone the size of even the smallest netbook. I also have absolutely no interest in a netbook the size of even the largest cell phone.

RE: Typo/Performance
By GaryJohnson on 3/3/2009 1:08:36 AM , Rating: 2
You can already get a netbook with sim card slot/3G (carrier locked usually). At which point you can just use voip.

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