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Acer AS1430Z-4677 11.6-Inch Laptop (Diamond Black)

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  • Intel Pentium Processor 1.33GHz
  • 3GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium, 6 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Product Description

Acer AS1430Z-4677 Notebook comes with these specs: Intel Pentium Processor U5600, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 11.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset, 3072MB DDR3 Memory, Intel HD Graphics, 320GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam (1280 x 1024), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Optimized 2nd Generation Dolby Sound Room Audio Enhancement, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 4.5-hours of battery life, 3.09 lbs. | 1.4 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial), Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft® Office 2010.

At just over 3 pounds, the Acer Aspire 1430Z (model AS1430Z-4677) notebook PC offers great performance features in a netbook size that lets you travel light. Enjoy music, video, photos and more on the 11.6-inch HD display and work comfortably on the full-size keyboard wherever you are with Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking and long battery life--up to 4-1/2 hours. It's powered by a dual-core, ultra-low-voltage Pentium processor and includes 3 GB of installed RAM.

Acer AS1430Z-4677
The Acer AS1430Z laptop with 11.6-inch display and
Intel Pentium processor (see larger image).
battery life

Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the Multi-Gesture Touchpad for an intuitive navigation of web pages, photos, and more. A Touchpad Lock Function Key prevents accidental cursor movement from your wrists and fingers while typing.

The 1.3-megapixel HD webcam lets you go face to face in online chats and VOIPs with a 1280 x 1024 resolution, and you can go even bigger by easily connecting to your HDTV via the HDMI port--delivering crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio through a single cable.

This Acer laptop comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version). You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

Note that this notebook does not include an optical drive, but you can use optional external DVD/CD drives that connect via USB.

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Key Features

  • Up to 4.5 hours of battery life with included 6-cell battery
  • 11.6-inch HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display
  • 1.33 GHz Intel Pentium U5600 ultra-low voltage processor (3 MB L3 cache) offers two cores of processing power and features Intel SpeedStep technology, helping your system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease power consumption and heat production.
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 3 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics (with 128 MB of dedicated system memory) deliver turbo-charged performance and fast throughput and provides support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the display bezel for easy video chats and conferencing (1280 x 1024 resolution).
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites such as Google Earth. It also enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. (Learn more)
  • Stereo speakers with 2nd generation Dolby Sound Room audio enhancement transforms the experience of movies, music, and games.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium. (Learn more)
  • Preloaded with Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks.  Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.  Complete your PC.  Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty.

Ports and Connectivity

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)

What's in the Box

This package contains the Acer Aspire AS1430Z-4677 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

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The Acer Multi-Gesture Touchpad

A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

Product Information

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.33 GHz Pentium
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionHD Graphics
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 6 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberLX.R6B02.002
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight3.1 pounds
Color black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #28,118 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.7 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJanuary 1, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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41 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Egret on March 30, 2011
Just a quick few comments. I bought a 1430Z (from another vendor, where it was cheaper at the time) mainly because:

o It has more screen pixels than 10.1" netbooks do
o CPU benchmarks I found on the web were much better than for typical Atom processors
o It's considerably lighter and smaller than 13.3" notebooks
o It comes with more memory than typical netbooks do

My intention (as with all my computers) was to run Ubuntu Linux, dual booting occasionally into Windows.

My impressions so far:


o Nice compact form factor. It's even a tad lighter than the spec; mine weighs just under 3 lbs
o Ubuntu 10.10 works. But I had to blacklist 2 modules (intel_ips and acer-wmi).
o External VGA gives you a full extended desktop (at least in Ubuntu, haven't experimented in Windows): I get 1366x768 on the notebook and 1680x1050 on a 22" external monitor at the same time. This has not worked well or at all on other notebooks I've had in the past.
o Applications respond snappily -- this is subjective of course. Video is good. I also run my own CPU-intensive simulation benchmark on all my computers to compare them. The 1430Z (Intel U5600 CPU) is about 26% slower than a desktop with an AMD 5000+ CPU, 18% faster than a notebook with an Intel SU7300 CPU, and 11% faster than a notebook with an Intel Pentium M 1.73GHz CPU.


o Battery life is OK but unexceptional -- this is only subjective since I haven't measured it. But battery life has never been a high priority for me. For all my laptops it has dropped precipitously after a year or so, no matter how impressive it may have been when new.
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49 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Chris666 on February 21, 2011
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I got this Notebook for my wife, and I checked some specification before purchase :
-CPU architecture SandyBridge 32nm, Intel relased it in Jan 2011, very low power consumption -18W.
-3GB latest DDR 3 memory, upgradable to 8GB - more then enough
-wireless 802.11 b/g and latest n
-Windows 7 64bits
-very good HD screen resolution
It is more powerfull then most devices in this size, has around double power then Atom CPU, and pretty fast wireless internet,
with my D-link Extreme 655 router in the basement I got 15Mbps net speed on first floor , (19Mbps when connected with Cat 6 wire).
When I run it first time the speed when not connected to the power cord was slower - some power saving settings, after adjusting it in the Laptop and in the router, I got full speed.
No problem watch YouTube HD (I have very fast Comcast Internet), and streaming my movies over network.
Then we are very happy with it , my wife love it how it looks like and because it is very light.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By I. R Yumori on March 30, 2011
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I needed to replace my 6.5 lb laptop for travelling. I didn't like the performance and cramped keyboard of the netbooks. I needed it for photo storage and processing plus email.

I'm glad ACER just released the AS1430.

The screen and keyboard are much more useable than the 10.1 netbooks. The screen and 1.3MP HD Webcam (1280 x 1024) are higher resolution than the netbooks.

It really isn't much more cost than a netbook when you compare them. Most netbooks only have Windows Starter. To upgrade it to Home Premium 64 bit would be $80. Most netbooks come with only 1GB and is only upgradeable to 1 or 2GB. The ACER comes with 3GB upgradeable to 8GB. Most netbooks come with 250 or smalller GB. The ACER has a 320 GB.

Despite the specs from ACER, the ram is upgradeable to 8GB. I got the Crucial CT2KIT51264BC1067 8GB 204-PIN PC3-8500 SODIMM DDR3 (4GBx2) for $84.99 from Amazon. It took 15 minutes to replace the RAM. The bottom cover is held by six screws and a bunch of friction clips. You should be gentle in taking it off, because it looks flimsy. The additional memory makes it boot up faster and quicker when multiple windows are open.

The only negative is battery life is only 4.5 hrs vs 8-9 for the netbooks, but it is enough to play a couple of movies on the airplane.

I really like this computer.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 9, 2011
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I recently bought this notebook because I needed a highly portable computer I could carry around at university and work on papers and research between work, class, and other appointments. So far I've been impressed and more than happy.

--I considered buying a 10" netbook because I was concerned the 11.6 would not be small, portable, or light enough for my purposes. Turns out, this baby is quite small (a tad bit smaller than the keyboard on a regular sized laptop) and at roughly 3 lbs, very light. I haven't tested portability, but it fits perfectly in my bucket-style purse, messenger bag, and rolling carry-on, with plenty of room left over.
--Resolution is crisp, very much high def.
--Fast start up of Windows and other software (though a tad bit slower than my 4 GB 15" Gateway laptop).
--Great multitasking. Runs like a charm with Word, Mozilla, Winamp, and Adobe open all at once.
--Speaker quality is good, though of course not the best, as the speakers are small. Headphone sound quality is fabulous.
--Youtube videos and Netflix play great, no hitches whatsoever, though of course the smaller screen size makes for a smaller movie picture. Picture resolution, as already mentioned, is quite sharp.
--Comes with the full version of Windows 7, as opposed to the starter version of 10" netbooks.
--All the great qualities other users have already pointed out.

Neutral but of Note:

--The keyboard takes some getting used to, as the keys seem slightly smaller than normal. They're also flat, for those of you who like some definition to your keys. Some reviewers had problems with flex, but mine was fine in that category.
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