Acer Aspire One 10.1" LCD 1.6GHz Netbook

by Wootbot

Revenge of the Little People

Probably you don’t think a lot about how challenging the world can be for little people. That’s because the chances are you aren’t one.

Most people are not little people, or they wouldn’t be called that. They’d be called “regular-sized people,” and a person your size would be called a “huge, horrible giganto-man.” Although not to your face, since you could crush a little regular-sized person with your colossal, meaty fist.

You once were a little person, though—one of a very common type of little person that we call “children.” Do you remember? Everything was built too big for you, and you couldn’t reach the freezer without standing on a chair, and you had to wear unfashionable clothes, because no designer makes “skinny jeans” for three-year-olds. And what about leisure time? Did they have clubs your size at the driving range? Negative. Did you ever feel like bellying up to the bar at your local public house. Sorry, you had to scalp up to it instead. Yeah, back in those days, you got the oily end of the dipstick all the time.

But now you’re bigger. Like, a lot bigger. You got tall. You wear thick slabs of prosperity around your midsection like a championship belt. And you’ve forgotten what it’s like to be the little guy in a world engineered for big guys. You never even think about it anymore. (OK, sure, you role-play a halfling rogue in your weekly game, but that doesn’t really count.)

Well, the joke is on you henceforth, Jumbo, because the Acer 10.1-inch Atom netbook was built for you in every way but one: The diminutive size. Now you will know the frustration of inconvenient proportions!

Yeah, there are smaller keyboards out there, but this one’s plenty wee to make you feel like an ungainly ogre. Your clumsy megafingers will fumble gracelessly across its compact keyboard! You’ll poke undexterously at the dinky trackpad! You’ll crouch and duck trying to fit your big, fat face in the li’l’ webcam’s field of view! You’ll curse your creator for imprisoning you in such a uselessly oversized body!

The one thing you won’t do, though, is give up on using the thing. So what if it’s a little petite for comfort? Your new Acer netbook is far too nifty a little machine to give up on those grounds. You’ll make do. You’ll figure it out. You’ll get used to it.

And then you’ll finally understand how smaller folks feel all the time.

Authorized for SquareTrade Extended Warranty



Warranty: 90 Day Acer

Features:

  • 10.1” WSVGA high-brightness Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1024×600 pixel resolution
  • Intel® Atom™ processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
  • 6-cell Lithium Ion battery pack with 6 +/- hour battery life (48.8 W 4400 mAh)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 Operating System
  • Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp™ wireless technology
  • 1GB DDR2 533/667 MHz SDRAM memory interface design
  • 2.5” 9.5 mm 160 GB SATA hard disk drive
  • Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset (DDR2 400/533/667 MHz)
  • Multi-in-1 memory card reader supports Secure Digital™ (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced-Size Multimedia (RS-MMC), Memory Stick™ (MS), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)
  • Dimensions: 10.3"  W x 7.3" D x 1.3"  H
  • Weight: 2.9 lb. (1.3kg)

Video:

  • 10.1” WSVGA (1024×600) TFT LCD, Acer® CrystalBrite Technology
  • Up to 262,000 colors
  • LED backlight
  • Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Integrated Acer® Crystal Eye webcam
  • VGA port

Audio:

  • High-definition audio support
  • Two built-in stereo speakers
  • MS-Sound compatible
  • Built-in digital microphone

Special keys and controls:

  • 84-key keyboard with 1.6 mm (minimum) key travel
  • Touchpad pointing device with two buttons
  • 12 function keys, four cursor keys, one Windows® key for Windows® XP Home, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support
  • Power button with LED
  • Easy-access switches with LED: WLAN, WWAN1

I/O ports:

  • Multi-in-1 card reader
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • External display (VGA) port
  • Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
  • Microphone-in jack
  • Ethernet (RJ-45) port
  • DC-in jack for AC adapter

Additional Photos:

In the box:

  • Acer Aspire One D150
  • 6 Cell Battery
  • Power Adapter

Inset photo credit: Marina Cast

Inset photo credit: Marina Cast

Inset photo credit: Marina Cast