This one is a brand new netbook by Acer, a brand that has the credit of being one of the earliest adopters of Intel’s new Pine Trail system, which, in the case of netbooks, mainly comprises the new Atom N450, and a new chipset called the Intel NM10. In this category Intel really has eaten up the market, thus we are raring to go here, and see exactly in which areas of performance, be it CPU heavy task, battery life or even aesthetic form, inhibits some change due to the adoption of the new Pine Trail.

We have quite a regular sized netbook here, just a tad thinner on average at 0.99 inches thickness. The weight is also slightly lighter than average, at about 1.08 kgs. The lid is glossy with a deep blue finish, sparsely strewn with some pixie dust. The internal wrist rest too sports this uniform attire, thus overall making the product look quite classy, with subtle charm. The keyboard is end to end and it’s a chiclet style, though the Enter key is not full sized, plus arrow keys as usual are a little cramped. Touch typing on a chiclet keyboard is personally a bit tougher.

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