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Acer Aspire 1410 (dual-core) review roundup

November 9, 2009 at 11:50 am


Acer Aspire 1410A number of sites have posted reviews of the 11.6-inch Acer Aspire 1410 in recent days. Just to be clear, the device reviewed is the recent dual-core Windows 7 refresh, rather than the earlier single-core machine. This SKU features a 1.2GHz Intel Celeron SU2300 processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD and a 6-cell 4400mAH battery.

Along with updated specs, Acer managed to knock $50 of the RRP to $399, which makes it look like an enticing bargain. This a point echoed by Liliputing, who felt that there isn’t “another machine that offers as much as the Aspire 1410 at this price point.” They managed to get around 5 hours out of the battery under normal web use.

Netbooked also thought it offered great value for money and “wholeheartedly recommended it.” The large keyboard was easy to type on and the touchpad was well-sized too. The dual-core processor enabled HD YouTube playback out of the box. However, they only managed around 4 hours of battery life in their tests.

Lastly, Laptop Mag also took the 1410 for a spin and awarded it an ‘Editors’ Choice’ award. They found that it coupled “twice the performance of most netbooks with good battery life.” They also liked the design and found the keyboard to be comfortable. On the negative side, graphics were felt to be mediocre and the bottom left side of the device ran quite warm.

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7 Responses to “Acer Aspire 1410 (dual-core) review roundup”

  1. Bob said:
    November 9th, 2009 2:05 PM

    1.2 Ghz .. umm .. not really … despite the good price and dual core. Am also not sure if the battery is all that great considering much better battery life from other brands.

  2. Ken said:
    November 13th, 2009 8:52 PM

    @Bob

    Have you even seen this thing in person? I was somewhat skeptical til I actually saw one in person and was amazed at how quick it was.

    I think people look at these spex not knowing what they mean or worse, not knowing what they are talking about.

    This is quite a netbook for the price and performance one gets.

    And of course you get better battery life but half the performance.

    That’s the point.

  3. Bob said:
    November 14th, 2009 12:28 PM

    Admittedly I haven’t seen one and having just read Liliputing’s review I feel its the best bargain available in the market considering it comes loaded with Win7 Home Premium instead of Starter Ed – This is rather impressive, provided you are ok with 5 hour max battery life and consider 11.6″ screen sized laptop to be a netbook. Personally I like 10.1″ screens and huge battery life [9 hours min. for normal use] which is why I bought the Samsung N140, but yeah … the preformance won’t be close to this fine dual core model.

  4. nintendo dsi r4 said:
    November 17th, 2009 10:16 AM

    I am pretty satisfied. I’m really liking how big the keyboard is…I was worried that it would have been really cramped and very uncomfortable for typing.

  5. vix said:
    January 8th, 2010 5:00 PM

    I’ve been pretty set on buying the aspire1410 SU2300, but then today I was introduced to the asus 1201N, and now I’m not sure which one to buy. Does anyone have any information about how these two models compare, in terms of multitasking, performance, battery life and getting my money’s worth?

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