Well, I did it. I’ve made my mind up and purchased a Netbook. And as you can tell from the title, I plumped for an Acer Aspire One – Windows XP, 120GB hard drive, 1GB memory. It’s excellent and the battery and keyboard are better than I expected 1.
Only downsides found so far – no disks are provided, so there’s no way of restoring Windows in the case of a drive failure, and there’s an annoying occasional flicker when using it off batteries 2. But these are minor issues.
I bought it from Tesco – via Quidco and with my Clubcard to get maximum returns. And, like the picture, I bought the white one. I’ve also ordered a cheap mouse from Play.com and a nice leather case from Proporta.
- in fact, I’m typing this blog entry on the Acer
- it’s a known problem caused by the power drain