The predilection for powerful, but slinky laptops with bargain bucket price tags is all but killing off the netbook as we know it. The latest one we’ve laid our mitts on is the Acer Aspire 1410. A dinky little number, but with grunt to handle more demanding apps, it’s going up against the likes of Samsung X120 and Toshiba Satellite T110. So how does it stand up? Read our Acer Aspire 1410 review now and find out.
Crank up the Acer Aspire 1410 and you’ll immediately see that this is no netbook. It packs in Windows 7 Home Premium, better than the low end Starter version now dwelling on most low-powered machines. Likewise, this doesn’t run an Intel Atom processor, instead plumping for a speeder Intel Celeron to keep things ticking over.
Play with the Acer Aspire 1410 for any decent amount of time, however, and you’ll soon realise that it doesn’t quite match the might of the Samsung X120. While the keyboard is decent enough, there’s a little bounce that can be distracting and the battery life is simply not good enough. We got well under four hours from one charge: not up to scratch when rivals easily break that mark.