|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.33 GHz Pentium|
|RAM||3 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||320 GB SATA|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics|
|Card Description||HD Graphics|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||128 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||6 hours|
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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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.Read more ›
-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.
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.
--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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a person that casually uses this computer I can say that it works great for all the basic things that I need a computer for. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ivan B.
The pointer jumped around until I finally figured out how to stop it. Did a lot of research online. Then after having it about 14 months, I was using the dry air to clean it and it... Read morePublished on November 15, 2013 by Pamela Y. Swartz
This laptop has traveled many thousands of miles with me. It doesn't disappoint. It's been plugged into countless projectors and easily steps up to any presentation I throw at it. Read morePublished on December 19, 2012 by Caryn Colgan
i bought this for travel. in the first 3 months it quit working,called acer they said software issue and rec i buy new program for $20. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by jon
" I heard "click" sound whenever I opened my laptop monitor " ... I got the same issue. But the thing that drives me crazy is there repair center. No way to deal with them... Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by nonlyhon
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