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Just the right size for a netbook,
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This review is from: Acer Aspire One AO756-2641 11.6-Inch Laptop (1.1 GHz Intel Celeron Processor 847, 2GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, Windows 8) Ash Black (Personal Computers)
I purchase this after getting a used acer 10.1" netbook and found the keyboard to small to do any real typing on it. This netbook has a fantastic 11.6" display that gives sharp video playback. The keyboard is good size and allows for easy typing. The weight and size make it very easy to carry around. On the negative side I wish the battery held a better charge and the touchpad can be a little over sensitive. I ended up getting a wireless mouse which solve my problem with the touchpad which I think is more me than the netbook. I have my netbook set up to dual boot into Windows 8 & Linux Mint 13. Overall I'm very happy with my purchase.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2012 7:13:43 PM PST
Kristen M. Woodrick says:
does this computer come with skype?
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 7:17:19 AM PST
Probably not, but you can download it for free off the internet.
Posted on Nov 29, 2012 9:44:21 AM PST
The problem with the touchpad is probably that the heat of your palm is setting it off. I had terrible trouble with this on Toshiba's, a bit less on my Acer. You can overcome it by getting a mouse, and if it still happens even when you just pass over the touchpad while typing, just cover the touchpad with a bit of card. I keep it lightly sellotaped, so that I can easily get at it I need too, but it is out of harm's way at other times.
Posted on Dec 14, 2012 2:52:52 PM PST
Wither P. Shins says:
If you're accidentally tapping the mousepad when typing, press the Fn key and the F7 key at the same time. This is a toggle to activate/deactivate the mousepad. Acer has more information at http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/deta
Posted on Jan 27, 2013 8:41:54 AM PST
Thanks for your review. I'm specifically looking for a netbook that I can load up with Linux, and it's good to know you were able to get a major distro running without any dealbreaker hardware issues!
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