Acer Aspire 1410 Review

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aceraspire1410_367gThe Acer Aspire 1410 is a netbook that is lightweight and has an 11.6 inch display and a full size keyboard. It is available in three colours including sapphire blue, diamond black and ruby red. The Acer Aspire 1410 is ultra-thin and weighs just over 3 lb, making it ultra portable. It also incorporates Acer ComfyTouch technology that uses an innovative design to air-cool the processor and notebook case so that the notebook remains cool even after running for a full day. Besides that, the Acer Aspire 1410 also features earth-first mobility which means that it allows you to realize energy savings even when you are on the road or plugged in at your desk, saving up to 40{f447e3ba84e224c28a6dd1d335ad9c602d86644eb36c6c2e50c7b50bed35fc8a} of power compared to typical notebooks.

Specifications
The Acer Aspire 1410 measures 285.0 mm x 204.0 mm x 22.1 mm ~ 30.0 mm (W x D x H) in dimension and weighs approximately 1.4 kg. It is Energy Star compliant and Wi-Fi certified. The Acer Aspire 1410 operates on a genuine Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. Alternatively, it is also backwards compatible with genuine Windows Vista Home Premium operating systems. In addition to that, the Acer Aspire 1410 can run on an Intel Core 2 Solo Processor SU3500 with 3 MB on its L2 cache with a data bus speed of 1.4 GHz and an FSM of 800 MHz, or an Intel Celeron M Processor ULV 743 with 1 MB on its L2 cache with a data bus speed of 1.3 GHz and an FSB of 800 MHZ, or even an Intel Celeron Processor SU2300 with 1 MB on its L2 Cache with a data bus speed of 1.2 GHz and an FSB of 800 MHz. Besides that, the Acer Aspire 1410 also incorporates a Mobile Intel GS45 Express chipset. In terms of memory, the Acer Aspire 1410 incorporates 2 GB that can be installed either as one memory chip in one of two memory slots, or as two 1 GB memory chips in each of the two memory slots. The Acer Aspire 1410 also incorporates DDR2 667 SDRAM memory technology and can support an upgrade of up to 4 GB, comprising of one 2 GB chips in each slot. In terms of storage, the Acer Aspire 1410 has an internal hard disk drive that has a capacity of up to 320 GB with 5400 RPM. For added convenience, there is also a 5-in-1 card reader that supports optional MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO or xD-Picture Card. The Acer Aspire 1410 comes with a one year parts and labour limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler’s Warranty. For security purposes, the Acer Aspire 1410 is capable of user, administrator and hard drive passwords. It also comes with a Kensington lock slot. The Acer Aspire 1410 is powered by a six-cell lithium ion battery that provides up to 6.0 hours of battery life depending on configuration and usage. Alternatively, it can also be plugged into a wall socket via a 30-watt AC adapter. Pre-loaded software include Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Game Console, Acer Game Zone, Acer GridVista, Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash Player, CyberLink PowerDVD, Google Desktop, Google Toolbar, and McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version). User interfaces include an 84 key full-size Acer FineTip keyboard with an inverted T cursor layout, an embedded numeric keypad, hotkey controls, and international language support. There are also 10 function keys, four cursor keys and two Microsoft Windows keys. Besides that, the Acer Aspire 1410 also has a multi-gesture touchpad that supports circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom and page flip.

Reviews

“The battery life could be better, and some netbook fans may decide that an 11.6 inch laptop is just too large to be truly portable. But during the two weeks that I’ve been testing the Aspire 1410, I’ve come to rely on it as a workhorse laptop that can handle almost any task I can throw at it. the Aspire 1410 has become the first laptop I grab whether I’m about to run out of the house, or just to the living room for some light web surfing.” (LiliPuting, 2009)

“If you like the portability of netbooks, but you want more power and a bigger screen in the same price range, the Acer Aspire 1410 is a very good choice. While identical in appearance, the Aspire Timeline 1810T lasts a couple of hours longer on a charge and offers more memory and hard drive space. However, that system costs $200 more. At $399—the same price as most premium 10-inch netbooks—the 1410’s dual-core processor, portability, comfortable keyboard, and over 6 hours of battery life make it a compelling choice.” (LaptopMag, 2009)

“Acer really hit the nail on the head with this Aspire 1410.  However, as with anything it is not perfect and will not fit everyone’s needs.  The touchpad is poorly designed as it is hard to tell the edges.  Acer support does not have the best reputation, if something goes wrong it could be a real hassle dealing with support.  And of course, while the Acer 1410 performs better than any netbook it’s still vastly under powered relative to more full sized laptops with 15-inch plus sized screens such as the HP Pavilion dv6t or Dell Inspiron 15.” (StudentBuyingGuide, 2009)

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