[Novalug] Netbook Advice: Aspire vs. Dell
David A. Cafaro
dac at cafaro.net
Wed Feb 11 22:33:32 EST 2009
I just bought the almost exact same model (I bought the model only
sold in Canada that includes the 6 cell battery instead of 3 cell).
So far I like it a lot. I like the keyboard layout better than the
My only complaint is the SSD drive has a very VERY slow write speed.
Something on the order of 10-13 MB/s. Not to bad in most day to day
operations, but installs and upgrades take a VERY long time. So far
though that's my only negative.
I dumped Linpus linux and put on Fedora Core 10. Works pretty good
with some tweaks.
David A. Cafaro <dac at cafaro.net>
Cafaro's Ramblings: www.cafaro.net
On Feb 10, 2009, at 2:03 PM, Gavin Baker wrote:
> Trying to decide between these:
> Dell Inspiron Mini 9n
> 512MB DDR2 at 533MHz
> 4GB SSD
> Acer Aspire One
> 1GB DDR2 533
> 16GB SSD
> They're mostly the same otherwise. Is it worth paying more for the
> weaker Dell? (Increasing the Dell's stats to meet Acer's brings the
> to $349.)
> Gavin Baker
> gavin at gavinbaker.com
> I've never had an idea that couldn't be improved by sharing it with as
> many people as possible -- and I don't think anyone else has, either.
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