[Melbourne-pm] Acer Aspire

tjc at wintrmute.net tjc at wintrmute.net
Thu Sep 11 17:41:04 PDT 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 09:35:27AM +1000, Ryan, Martin G wrote:
> Hello all
> > ... I'll soon be in the market for a new linux box (doesn't have to be
> > desktop) ... Cheap and reliable is what I'll be looking for. Any advice welcome.
> You can get a $450 (after cash back) genuine Toshiba laptop from here...
> http://www.catchoftheday.com.au/
> Dimensions: 362mm(w) x 267.8mm(d) x 33.5/37.7mm(h) 
> Weight: Approx 2.6kg 
I'm not saying it's a bad deal, but it's a fairly different machine to the
eeeeeee and the AA1.
The AA1 is 0.95 Kg, not 2.6Kg! (I think the eeeePC is 1.2 Kg, but it comes with
a bigger battery, and potentially bigger screen if you get the 10" model)

I've seen the aa1 going for $450ish online, which after the 99 cashback is
ridiculously cheap, IMO. I mean, $350 for a laptop that isn't a brick?
I just like the idea of having something I can tote around alongside a
paperback book, and not be too upset when it gets smashed or sat upon or lost
one day.

There are some cute mods people have been doing with some of the things too.


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