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November 5, 2009 at 4:30 am #164257
A client of mine was in need of a netbook, and I told him I’d sell him my NC10, as it still had 2 years of warranty on it, and was better than most other netbooks out there.
I’m looking at selling a couple other laptops and buying a replacement system. I’m looking for suggestions…as although I loved the NC10 in concept, there’s no way I’m going back to an Atom processor, or 1024×600 resolution. I already have a 17″ multimedia/gaming laptop, a 15.4″ Thinkpad for doing real work. I’d like something more portable…but more powerful than the NC10.
Lead on the list is an Acer 1810T. Core 2 Duo SU7300, 320gb hdd, 4gb RAM, 11.6″ LCD. It’s supposedly about the same battery life and weight, but ups the resolution, and horsepower. I will entertain other suggestions though.November 5, 2009 at 12:46 pm #204992jezMember
The N510 still too Atomy for you? Must admit I think I would happily take on a couple of extra inches (no jokes pls!). But I find the Atom is OK for my portable PC needs so the N510 is certainly of interest.
The X360 looked neat (no not an x-box!) but is in the next price bracket up?November 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm #204993
Oh, price is of no concern. It’s likely to keep me away from the WXGA+ Thinkpad X200 I want the most, but I’ll spend what I need.
I may be starting a new job in a week or two. Right now, I’m looking at dedicating my 17″ to it…but I’d rather not carry around a 3 year old 7 lb laptop when I could use something lighter and smaller.
One of the important things for that job is virtualization. Atom isn’t good for that. One of the other important things is remote connection with UltraVNC…1024×600 isn’t good for that.
Update 11/11/09: I bought that Acer. I’ll let everyone know my thoughts when it comes in.November 17, 2009 at 8:41 pm #204994
As promised, my thoughts.
Thinner than my NC10 was. Better battery life (I pegged 9.5 hrs with battery bar in 7, highest I pegged was 8 on an SSD on the NC10). Much more power (actual dual core, plus all the performance gains one would expect going from Atom to Penryn). Twice the hard drive, twice the RAM I used to have, included intel 5100N. The acer doesn’t feel that much bigger than the NC10, but the screen gives me so much more room due to the increase in resolution.
All in all, I’d say it’s a decent system, and certainly more in line with my needs than a netbook would be…but it’s not perfect. Acer’s attention to detail was sorely lacking: the protective film on the lid’s sticky stuff stuck to the laptop, not the film, when it was peeled of. Half the rubber bumpers on the bezel were not placed correctly, the sticker that says Acer 1810t wasn’t properly placed in the indentation it was designed for. I miss my Samsung’s keyboard (not a fan of chiclet), and I miss all the matte-ness of my white NC10. Seriously, there’s a mirror shine on the lid.
I can leave the SD card plugged in without issue, although I wish it would be a flush fit as my Thinkpad is and EEE 701 was. I’d prefer the 2 USB ports be on the left side as they are on the NC10.
Any questions, feel free to ask. More pictures at: http://s8.photobucket.com/albums/a47/Necessary_EvilsMARDUK/Laptops/AS1810T/November 20, 2009 at 9:08 pm #204998t697Participant
NcssryEvl mentions the Thinkpad X200. I have an X200s from work and yes it is nice to use. An idea for netbooks – how about a Trackpoint instead of a touchpad. I’ve always liked the Trackpoint on Thinkpads and one on an old Fujitsu. Niche market for a special netbook? I can imagine a special edition NC10….November 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm #204996fingermanMember
Nice, – how much do these cost, quite similar to the N510 but a bit more umph, better battery, more HDD & Ram.
The Acer can’t beat the build quality and feel of the Samsung tho 🙂November 22, 2009 at 12:21 am #204995
$600 for the one I have. C2D SU7300, 4gb RAM, 320/5400, BT, 802.11N, 5600mah battery.
I’d rank it up there with the Samsung, actually. Hinges are a bit better than the Samsung. I hated how the screen would flop down if I picked it up too quickly. SD card doesn’t stick nearly as much, can read more than just SD and MMC, hard drive, RAM, and wireless is easily accessible.
I just pulled 15 hours with the lid closed, WiFi off, with an upgrade to my 80gb G1 X25m. The best I ever got out of the NC10 with an OCZ Core V1 was 8.5 hours. The NC10 is thicker than the Acer, the battery sticks out more.
I will grant the Samsung having a better keyboard, purely by virtue of my dislike of Chiclet.November 26, 2009 at 11:42 am #204997fingermanMember
Thanks for that – I’ve just had a look at some reviews and do really like the look of this – and in the UK on AMazon you can pick one up for Â£470 with this spec – Acer Aspire 1810TZ, 11.6inch HD LED, Notebook, Intel Pentium SU4100, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, WebCam, Windows 7 Home Premium, Up To 8+ Hr Battery Life, 1.4kg light
Quite tempted to sell the N510 and get one 🙂
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