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Kamal DS (not related to Nintendo DS) over at GadgetMix spent a short amount of time with the newest Acer netbook and comes away with a mixed bag. The AO751H offers a higher resolution of 1,366 x 768 on its generous 11.6″ display, so that’s a […]

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Image Credit: GadgetMix

Kamal DS (not related to Nintendo DS) over at GadgetMix spent a short amount of time with the newest Acer netbook and comes away with a mixed bag. The AO751H offers a higher resolution of 1,366 x 768 on its generous 11.6″ display, so that’s a plus. With a larger screen, you gain the ability to have a larger keyboard on a small device, so two thumbs up there as well. Battery life is a winner, too, offering 5.5 hours with wireless connectivity. Sounds like the netbook trifecta, no? GadgetMix feels that the solid battery life comes at a price because the Intel Atom Z520 CPU causes slow boot times and subpar performance when compared with the N270 or N280 chips. As a frame of reference, the Z520 is the same CPU used in the “I am not a netbook” Sony VAIO P.

My take: If you’re looking for a portable web surfer, don’t require demanding software applications, and want a reasonably priced device that won’t strain your eyes, the AO751H is worth a check. The keyboard looks good, the trackpad offers multi-gesture support, and five-plus hours of fun on a decent screen should offer a pleasant experience for under $400.

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  1. it’s amazing how manufactures always find a way to screw up 1 aspect to keep an entire machine from being great. it’s only about .5″ bigger than other much smaller 10″ screened netbooks, 1st 11.6″ hi-rez screen that uses nearly all of the bezel, full size KB, very light with a 6-cell battery that fits flush … but COMPLETELY screw it up with a weak CPU meant for handheld devices.

    good thing the n270/280 version is coming soon as well..

  2. offshore software development company Thursday, May 28, 2009

    I can’t understand – why all notebook manufactures can’t make 1280+px width for a screen? as a web coder I know the tendencies – every sites width design is +1200px. Is it too difficult?

  3. I assume this thing will be available in versions with faster CPUs at some point. If not, its just a waste of space. A 1.6GHz Atom is livable, but BARELY… And with the higher pixel count, you actually need an even faster processor to handle things like video playback, HD or not…

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