[amsat-bb] Re: Notebook Computers

Robert Liesenfeld xunil at xunil.net
Wed Nov 12 10:56:07 PST 2008

While I'd generally agree with you about Acer, and Wal-Mart's  
proclivity for dispensing cheap junk is well understood (at least by  
me), the Acer Aspire One netbook is actually pretty reasonable, for  
the price.  It's not the most upgradable thing in the world (I did  
successfully upgrade the RAM in it, but getting to the RAM or the hard  
drive is nothing short of major surgery), but what laptops are?

It has a small keyboard, the small battery doesn't seem to last long  
enough, and it's not as fast as my desktop machine... but for $350,  
the price is right and so is the form factor.  I use mine for PSK31,  
among other things.  It's a lot easier to haul around than my old 15"  

Just my $0.02.  :-)

73, Robert KC0KNM

On Nov 12, 2008, at 10:51 AM, Clint Bradford wrote:

>> http://www.walmart.com...
> Just FYI...
> "ACER" is a Chinese term, meaning "watch out for compatibility  
> problems with the rest of the world." Research these cheap laptops  
> carefully - you will find horror stories from folks with Acer  
> machines that aren't really trying to do anything extraordinarily  
> out of line.
> And, of course, "Wal-Mart" is another foreign term, roughly  
> translated: "We'll sell America anything, 'cause they love this  
> Chinese crap..."
> Just my opinion. I may be wrong.
> Clint Bradford, K6LCS
> 909-241-7666
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