|Acer Aspire One AOD150-1920 10.1-Inch Ruby Red Netbook - 6 Cell Battery
|List Price: $329.99
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Acer redefines mobile connectivity with the Aspire one, the revolutionary Netbook featuring 10.1" Acer CrystalBrite display with an Intel Atom processor that'll give you powerful computing and 802.11G wireless that delivers optimal on-the-go Internet experience. Work up to 5-hours with the 6-Cell battery for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet. 160GB hard drive provides plenty of capacity to store your digital albums, videos, music and documents. Sufficient storage that's easy to upgrade, just pop in an external SD card or use it as a simple way to transfer information between two computers. Weighing just under 3 pounds, the Aspire one Netbook is the ideal traveling companion to browse the Internet, check email, share photos, video conference with built-in webcam, check sport scores, watch videos, listen to music and enjoy a variety of entertainment in a small compact design that you can take anywhere. 10.1 diagonal WSVGA (1024 x 600) Widescreen Display Integrated Crystal Eye Webcam Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Built-in Stereo Speakers Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100 Ethernet LAN Multi-in-1 Card Reader SD, MMC, RS-MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out, Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions - 10.2 (W) x 7.28 (D) x 1.31 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 2.95 Pounds
- The 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor combines performance, power and efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
- 6-cell battery provides up to 6 1/2 hours of battery life for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet.
- Windows XP Home with SP3 gives you the freedom to do what you want at home and at work - simply, reliably and more securely
- 160GB Hard Drive, 1GB RAM, Integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Certified
- Acer Crystal Eye webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for your on-line chats and business video conferences
- Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165
Compact, light, great alternative to a full size laptop. Only one complaint, too much glare on the screen. Not good for outdoor use....more info
- acer is great
The size of the keyboard seems small in the beginning, but you get used to it. The acer is compact and just the righ size for what I need. Great product....more info
- Very good value for the money
I took delivery of my Acer about a week ago. I am compelled to write this review because prior to buying this I had owned two other netbooks. The original ASUS 701, and then later the HP2133. Both of which were great for varying reasons. But I want to focus on this netbook.
There are several import features any netbook user will soon realize have great value. First, it needs to be reasonably powerful. It needs to have a reasonable keyboard layout. And it needs a good battery life. When you choose what is best for you, take my word for it. If any of those three items are not up to your expectations, you're not going to be happy with your choice.
Let's cover the powerful part first.
This particular ASUS has 1 GB of RAM, and it's a single SO-DIMM which you can replace very easily with nothing more than one screw and a Philip's screw driver. The cost of the DIMM at the time I purchased mine was $25 for a single 2 GB SO-DIMM. And just like that, I went from 1 GB to 2 Gbs for the Windows XP Service pack 3 install on this netbook. You'll want to do the same. Jumping from 1 GB to 2 Gbs changes the whole experience and it's not a lot of money. Just do it. You'll be glad you did. Or more to the point, you'll not be as happy as you could be if you don't.
Next is the processor. This one uses the Atom 1.6 GHz CPU from Intel. On battery it scales back to 1.0 GHz and extends the life of the battery. On AC it jumps up to 1.6 GHz. Even at 1.0 GHz, I didn't realize it reduced in speed at all. My use of Open Office on this felt as it always feels.
The battery life remaining time indicator ranged from 6.5 hours to a whopping 9.4 hours. I have yet to even see the battery die because I have not had the opportunity to use it on battery long enough to actually kill the battery. It just lasts and lasts. Virtually every single laptop or netbook I have owned doesn't come even remotely close to the battery life of this thing. And I have to tell I have been disappointed many times in the past over this single issue. I need a laptop that can last a while on battery, otherwise I am lugging something around for no real reason and I don't like that. You will get plenty of battery time on this.
I hate to say this, but the keyboards on the ASUS line are the worst. And this ACER and the HP netbooks out there are superior. Both the HP2133 and this ACER have 92% sized keyboards. But just as important as close to full size is, it's not the total. It's the keys themselves. You simply must have a right shift key under the enter key and it must be larger than the enter key. Why? Because that's the muscle memory you have when you type. All keyboards have always been this way until the dawn of the netbook when vendors such as ASUS changed that. And it makes the eeePC difficult to work with. Some keyboards put the UP key right under the Enter key. And you will intend to shift, but instead will cursor up and start inserting text into a previously finished sentence. This will drive you crazy. Always look at the images of the keyboard layout before you buy a mini. This Acer has the proper layout.
Some notes on other netbooks.
You should know that many netbooks have just 1 GB and are not expandable. Do not assume you can drop 2 Gbs into any netbook. You'd be wrong in that assumption. Do not assume that SSD is always better. I happen to own an SSD drive, and I paid a fair amount of money for it. It's not so much better than a hard drive at this point. Not until the lower cost ones dump the old JMICRON controller which causes stutters in loading is resolved. The more expensive ones use an Intel controller but cost more than this netbook does. And JMICRON only recently announced a new controller that resolves this issue. For now, a cheap 2.5" standard laptop hard drive is still a better bet for the money. Be sure your netbook can use a standard 2.5" laptop drive. They are so cheap these days. You should easily have 160 to 250 Gbs of storage. Many believe less is fine, but we all say things like that early on, and then demand more and more from our purchase as time goes forward. So just go for something spacious to begin with and you future-proof yourself. This particular ACER has a nice 160 GB hard drive.
The Mouse Pad and button
I read many reviews that talk about the mouse pad and button. They all scared me by being so very negative about it. Claiming it has a life of its own, etc. And how hard the button is to press. I am sorry to say I think those reviews are written by, shall we say people with no brains, or something. The single button is really two buttons. You press the left side of the single button to do a left mouse, and you press the right side to press a right mouse click. The center is the rocker bridge. If you press the center, nothing is going to happen. Like a teader todder, the center is what is holding the button in place. You are not meant to press there. You are meant to press the left side and the right side. Sorry but, dah. How dense are people not to realize this. And the mouse pad itself. I have nothing short of perfect results with it. I am happy to discover this after I bought it, but those who wrote such poor reviews of it need to stop drinking or smocking whatever they are abusing so early in the morning. These must be the same people who think that tray on a CD drive is a coffee cup holder.
Screen real estate. This Acer has 1024 x 600. A web page as wide as the Wall Street Journal will have no problem at all. From left to right, you see the width at 100% without problem. But the up and down resolution of just 600, a common size in most netbooks is really the minimum. Some newer gen netbooks are starting to offer higher resolution. My HP2133 does 1280 x 768 in an 8.9" screen. It's too tiny in my opinion, but you get used to it. Problem is, my HP2133 uses a VIA processor, not an Atom. The Atom is by far the better CPU for these minis. A 10.1" screen at 1024 x 600 is large. You will be able to read the screen easily. You just don't have a lot of top to bottom real estate. So limit things like tool bars so you leave enough room for the content itself.
I paid a total of $365 for mine with shipping and the cost of changing the memory to 2 Gbs. I feel like I got much more than I paid for. So much so I gave my HP2133 away to a friend in need of a netbook. This is my 3rd purchase of a netbook, and so far I finally feel like I got it right.
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- Great product! Too bad it doesn't come with 3G integrated!
This is an excellent product. Althought, it's a shame it doesn't come with an integrated 3G interface. I think this should be a default item on every netbook nowadays....more info
- Nice Netbook
It does the job that you want it to do. It's very convenient for travel and you can take it with you on the roof of your house and chill....more info
- Love Little Saphire
Acer has a winner here. It's small, compact, light and easy to carry. The battery life is actually more then 6 hours. Of course the screen and keys are small, but you can live with that. It truly is a little Gem! I highly recommend it, you won't be disappointed. Amazon has the best prices too! Way to go Acer and Amazon, thumbs up!!!!...more info
- As good as expected
I tried an 8.9" netbook and my fingers (even though I don't have large hands) just didn't fit the keyboard comfortably. I took my new Acer Aspire One on a trip and my traveling companion who had purchased the smaller one was very envious of mine because it is so much easier to use and also of the 160 gig hard drive.. I get about 5 hours of battery life with the 6 cell version. I am really pleased about that. The smaller screen is inconvenient with some software but it is okay considering how much easier it is to transport than my full size laptop. I was writing an application with Microsoft Access and it was difficult to see the screens. No regrets....more info
- not wonderful, not great
I studied all the reviews and did some online research before i made my purchase. I can honestly say that when I received it and first tried to use it I was going to return it to amazon.com the first day. The mouse froze in midscreen and would not move. I use a laptop connection device to connect to the internet and that does not work exactly great. I kept working with it, using a regular computer mouse, and eventually the laptop mouse started to work, no idea why or what I did. My internet connection device is slow and I had a terrible time trying to download anti virus, took almost two hours. I think if someone has wifi or ethernet this would be a good purchase, but if you have to use other connections you may want to think twice about this purchase.
The folks at amazon.com are amazing and will go out of their way to work with you. It's wonderful to be able to call a company and actually get a live person to speak with and help you. I would make another purchase from amazon.com without any qualms.
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- This model is a home run!
Acer has a winner here. I picked this up for my wife a Traveling nurse for her e-mail on the road. Well imagine my pleasent surpirse at how powerful this little thing is it runs World of Warcraft on line no problems. Why buy an Apple Air thats bigger has a smaller hard drive 120 gig compared to 150 gig on the Acer. The Mac needs special dvd drives and cables and has just one usb port. This Acer has 3 usb ports a digital card reader for your cameras card, external mike jack along with the built in mike, built in wi fi, built in webcam, printer jack, cable modem jack and uses all standard external accessories dvd's,hard drives, etc for a fraction of the Airs cost ...Mac $1799 Acer $329 and it weighs the same 3 lbs. Plus the Acer's battery lasts over 8 hours the Air only 4.5 hours barely 2 feature films worth. I've been on 6 hour flights and 8 hours sure beats having an hour and half of listening to the on board stuff after your Air runs out of juice. sure t5he apple is thiner big deal Our acer fits in a camera back pack apple for get it! Yeah I own a Mac Air and the Acer its a far better machine....more info
- Bottom line: Functional, stylish, and a bargain.
It is such a joy to carry around a computer the size of a book and not have to lug around a traditional laptop. The 10.1" screen is a perfect size with great clarity and reasonable performance. This model can easily be upgraded to have 2GB of memory from the standard 1GB that comes with it. Earlier models were a nightmare to upgrade. The 160GB drive is great and I partitioned mine so I can load Vista (comes with XP) and Linux (Ubuntu does not totally work without tweaks but Fedora does).
The red finish of this looks great. The red is more like a brick red or the red that Motorola uses on the Razor. It does not leave fingerprints as bad as the Asus EEE.
The keyboard works pretty well and while it is not full size you can adjust to it fairly quickly.
Battery life tends to be around 5 to 5.5 hours for my average use which is awesome. The newer Asus supposedly gets 9 hours but I rarely ever have to use it more than 5 hours and I'm a geek. So the style of the Acer fits me better.
The rest of the specs are nice: 3 USB, Giga network jack, and G wireless all work flawlessly (unless you're talking Linux and that is always up to the distribution if all the wireless works).
Love my Acer One netbook and take it everywhere with me. ...more info
- Anyone who owns one of these tested the wattage with a Kill-a-Watt Meter?
If so, would you please do me a favor and report the real-world average wattage a 10.1 inch Acer Aspire 0150 pulls during typical use?
I need to know because I live on solar power and my total daily watt hours are limited to 1,100.
My current little laptop, a 2005 Averatec 3700, pulls 28 to 32 watts most of the time. I want to find a zippy netbook with at least 1.5 ghz processor that uses between 12 and 20 watts. And it needs to have a comfortable keyboard. I'm a fast touch typist and need a logical, relatively normal keyboard.
The Dell Mini 10 inch seems to fit some of the bill. I plugged a display model at Best Buy into my Kill-a-Watt and booted the computer and used Windows Media Player and had a hard time getting the computer to draw more than 14 watts and often it was drawing only 12. However, the computer was terribly sluggish. I don't want a sluggish computer. And the touchpad pointer was not responsive, even after I went into Control Panel and tweaked its settings.
Surprisingly, I can't find a single Acer 10.1 inch model locally. Have called and walked around to all the likely stores. In fact, am having a hard time finding the 8-inch ones now. They were all over before Christmas.
Did find one 8-inch screen display model at a Wal-Mart and tested it. It seemed quick and responsive. But was shocked to see it pulling 24 to 28 watts -- and occasionally higher -- during simple, routine use. Not even more than one window open.
Can't imagine that this model with a larger screen would pull less -- unless Acer has made some efficiency improvements. But I sure like the Acers and after reading close to a hundred of these reviews, was pretty convinced I was going to order one. (Until I tested the wattage of the 8-inch model. Now I'm frustrated.)
Am hoping someone out there who owns one of these also owns a Kill-a-Watt meter and will take the couple minutes to plug the Acer into it and watch the readings as they surf the web and maybe play a video. And then report here? Please?
Also, if anyone knows the difference between the 0150 and 0250 (just out as I write this), could you detail it?
- Great little unit
This is one fantastic unit. It does just about everything a larger one does but in a compact package. Perfect for checking mail and internet when traveling. The battery lasts about 8 hours on a full charge....more info
- acer blue
I really like this product. It's dirt cheap and has all of the components of a larger notebook. I am computer illiterate, almost, and I found this to be very user friendly. It even has a web cam already installed which I haven't figured out how to use yet. I bought my son-in-law one and he absolutely loves it. He has a $3,000 notebook but chooses to take this one (acer) to work with him. Everyone who sees this computer asks us where we got it. I can just imagine how nice it would be for students, from junior high to college, to help them with their homework. It doesn't have a cd or dvd player but you can buy an attachment for $60 to listen to cds and you can attach your dvd player to the acer and watch your movies. It has a battery life of about 6 hours, which is nice. I can't say enough about this product, as you can read. Go buy it right now and thank me later. Thanks for the opportunity to push this product. Barbara James...more info
- Acer is Aces if You Understand its Capabilities
I think this is a terrific little Netbook. It's portable, lightweight and relatively fast given what it's supposed to be used for - email and simple internet. If you attempt to overload it with programs or expect it to react just as a regular notebook would - you will be disappointed. For basic email and internet use - it's great. I've had no problems with the keyboard and I don't find that the screen has much glare at all. Again - if you adjust your expectations and realize this isn't a notebook and you can't treat as such - you will love it as I do! ...more info
- Mini computer okay, webcam is not!
The Acer does a good job of allowing me to check my email and surf the Internet and is extremely portable: I am able to carry via my purse when flying. My issue with the Acer is the webcam. It only takes photos; I cannot find any literature or on-line support to get it to work, so at present it is useless to me and was one of the major reasons I purchased this computer. I am not a satisfied customer!...more info
THIS LAPTOP IS VERY GOOD, IT'S PEFECT TO ME. I LOVE IT. I CAN DO ANYTHING IN ANYWHERE WHIT THIS TOOL....more info
- better than an OQO
I previously had an OQO 2. I used it mostly for internet (browsing/email) and office tasks (open office).
The Acer Aspire one easily beats the OQO for these tasks:
Having a real keyboard is really a good thing. This keyboard is soft and works very well.
A little bigger. 1024 instead of 800 horizontal pixels makes browsing the web and writing test much easier.
Huge difference: I easily get 7 hours instead of 2 hours on the OQO.
The Aspire One is really, really quiet. No high pitch fans. It also runs quite cool.
Well, the Aspire One is heavier, no doubt, and you can't put it in your pocket. But at 2.5lb it's light enough for traveling.
The Aspire One has better wifi connection than the OQO, which is an important factor for this class of machines.
I can only highly recommend this cute little beast for anybody who needs web/office on the go.
- Touchpad buttons are the only negative
I've had my 10 inch AOD150 for a month now. I love it! Starts up super quickly. Has amazing battery life (I have extended battery option) - 7 hrs! I was worried about the keyboard being too small but it is definitely not. Like all windows based netbooks, it definitely slows down if you have too many app's open, so opt for the most RAM as possible. The only drawback is the touchpad buttons - they are TOO stiff. You have to stop typing & concentrate on pushing the left click button HARD with your thumb. This solution is easily fixed, however, with a portable mouse. Better for the wrists, too. I love that this model has one USB port on the left, and two on the right side of the computer. ...more info
- Don't buy this computer!
I bought this computer on Saturday, and by Friday the computer would not boot up - the OS had become completely corrupt. Of course, after reading every single booklet that came with the computer trying to find some sort of reference to customer service, I found a small paragraph that read "For customer support centers in your area, visit http://www....etc." I find it pretty difficult to go to a customer service website to find a number when my computer won't work! Luckily I still had my MAC on hand, I was anticipating its demise by purchasing this Acer computer. I visited the website and it referred me to the only customer support center in the US - in Texas, on the other side of the country. After waiting on hold for about 30 minutes, I got through to a representative who guided me through the system restore process - to restore the computer to factory settings (mind you I've only owned this computer for 5 days). So good luck with this computer. Maybe the same thing will not happen to you!...more info
- Great netbook - great price!
My wife (at age 59) showed an interest in having her "own" small computer to use at home, a first! As a birthday gift I ordered her this netbook - after checking reviews and pricing - Amazon offered the best "bang for the buck" with an upgraded 6 hour battery.
It works like a charm - phenomenal battery life - fast speed - all in all a wonderful lightweight alternative to full size laptops. Very easy to use - which was important. The only add ons needed were a wireless mouse, as she can not use a finger pad (had one at work - I finally changed that out for her also) and a great buy on a carry case.
Came immediately - and as always - Amazon pricing ran circles around the stores and ebay vendors! Next vacation - the netbook goes with us - my full size laptop stays home!!!!
5 stars for this netbook!...more info
Pros: Small, long battery life, enough ports for most things
Cons: Need an external mouse, ...more info
- Great little machine
The first one I received was defective (the touch pad stopped responding after a couple of hours) but Amazon's return process is great and I had a replacement 5 days later.
I had not used a touch pad before but quickly got used to it. The smaller keyboard doesn't give me any problems either. The Acer is a great value....more info
- Great Value in a Netbook
I have been using this netbook for over a month now and I am very satisfied with it. Battery life is fantastic (8+ hours), very good quality screen with good range of brightness (can be seen easily outside at maximum setting), decent keyboard (for a netbook!) and well designed.
I agree with many other reviews that say the touchpad could be much better, but for the price, it is certainly usable. I opted for the Logitech V220 cordless mouse when buying this computer and am very happy with the performance for the price there as well. Consider the nano version of the mouse with the smaller receiver for better portability.
Excellent connectivity options, wireless G works well, mic/video cam and Acer's video enhancing program works well for Skype and the like. Very portable/light weight (for a 6-cell battery machine), yet sturdy frame and screen. Battery protrudes a bit from the end, but acts to tilt netbook toward you for more ergonomic position -- no complaints. Individual hatches over the memory/HDD/wireless card make upgrades much easier.
Only negative would be that at times it gets bogged down with some applications, but that is rare, and after all, it is a netbook, not a desktop.
If you want a highly portable computer for surfing the net, checking e-mail, and other low-intensity apps, and you are a value seeker -- this is the netbook for you. You can't beat the price for the screen size, memory size, 6-cell battery, and hard disk size....more info
- Acer Aspire One compared to Dell Mini 9
Acer Aspire One 10.1"
- Quality build construction
- Very good keyboard
- 8+ hour battery life
- Extremely easy to upgrade the RAM
- 160gig hard drive
- Integrated webcam is low resolution
- Large battery pack makes it a tight fit for most 10.1" sleeves/cases
- No integrated bluetooth
Let me begin by saying I did 90% of my graduate thesis on this little machine, and it's a wonderful deal at less than $400 (with a case and 2gig RAM upgrade). Typing is comfortable, and the keyboard is responsive and easy to use. The acer keyboard is very good.
I've owned the Acer Aspire One for about two weeks now - and I think it's an excellent little netbook - especially with Windows 7 coming out soon.
I haven't tried many netbooks other than the Acer Aspire One 8.9" and Dell Mini 9. The smaller acer is really nice too, but I prefer the larger screen. A direct comparison with the Dell Mini 9 will follow...
My friend got the Dell Mini 9 because he wanted the bluetooth and to hackintosh it. The Dell Mini 9 has equalivalent or better build quality than the Acer, it just feels more "solid". However, the Acer screen is better in both our opinions. Although the Dell is really nice too, there are two major weaknesses - the first depends on your budget:
1. Price - the Dell Mini 9 (note the smaller screen size) is much more expensive than the Acer for any similar configurations. The Dell also comes with a smaller battery.
2. Keyboard - the Dell Mini 9 has a TERRIBLE keyboard. The apostraphe key, which should be adjacent to the enter key, is below the period key on the Dell. What the hell. It's where the ALT key usually is.
This turns out to be a major problem when trying to use the Dell for chatting or writing any papers. My friend ended up not hackingtoshing it because he hardly uses it anymore. It just sits on his bookshelf. The keyboard is so bad, the netbook is pretty much useless because of it.
On the other hand, I use my Acer every night. It's perfect for browsing the web, writing a few emails, chatting with friends, and catching up on facebook. I don't tired typing on it even after hours of use. ...more info
- Perfect size
I would recommed updating the memory card to 2G to speed up the laptop, but everything else is good. What is the best? It works with Windows XP...!!! ...more info
- Dump the laptop and get one of these!
I've been using an older Dell 14" laptop for several years for casual web surfing while watching TV and such. I saw one of these Aspire netbooks at the local Radio Shack and it caught my interest. Smaller than the laptop, MUCH lighter and yet still plenty big enough.
It came this week and here are my first impressions...
It's plenty fast! I can't tell any difference between this and the older Dell Inspirion I had. It's much lighter and yet still fits in my lap OK. The screen is smaller but still very readable for my over 50 yr old eyes. It does require more up/down scrolling to read websites but it's easy to do with the up/down keys. Speaking of those, they are very well positioned and easy to use, I like the combination of up/down/left/right and page up/down all together like they are.
I didn't like the scrollpad's option of page scrolling, kept getting in the way of just moving the mouse so I turned off that option in the control panel the first day and just use the up/down buttons on the KB.
The left/right click buttons take some getting used to, you MUST click out on the very end of the button bar for it to work properly.
The rest of the keyboard is about 90% size and easy enough to touch type on but I have slender hands. If you have big hands you need to try one of these first before buying.
Sound is good for movies and online video, if you want really good sound use a set of headphones. I already have DVD ripping software and several movies ripped for viewing on my Palm TREO, they play just fine on this machine AFTER I downloaded a free .avi viewer off the web.
1GB of RAM has been plenty so far for just surfing, email and such. The HD space is HUGH! My older desktop only has 80 GB and this is twice that! So I've got plenty of room. I copied my videos and music over my home wireless network so I'll have them handy on the netbook. Do this overnight if you have a large collection! Just copy all your 'my documents' over and let it run on the AC adapter overnight.
The WiFi connection had no problem with my Linksys network.
The first day I ran a battery test after charging fully overnight. It ran over 8 hours! I modified the power settings to keep the screen on and some disk access along with wifi going the whole time. That is VERY good.
I can see this will be just fine for home surfing and really handy for long plane or car trips. Rip a few of my favorite movies and watch them to kill the time! (I'd use the desktop for ripping and just copy the file over on the wireless network). The desktop will still be used for PC work that requires concentration, spreadsheets, paying bills, important stuff.
I dumped the McAfee antivirus and downloaded the FREE AVG Antivirus first thing. I also don't plan on using MS Office or Works, I'll use Google docs online for all of that and I can get a FREE viewer for Word, Excel, and Powerpoing from the Micrsoft website if I need to view one of those document from email.
I'm looking forward to using the netbook around the house, it's so portable and the battery lasts so long I can start an online video or streaming audio and carry it around anywhere....
ACER, you've really ACED this one!...more info
- Nice little netbook
This is a great little gadget for anyone who wants a convenient way to surf the web or manage e-mails. The keyboard is more compact than a typical notebook and takes some getting used to, but that is to be expected for a small netbook. It is worth the extra dollars to invest in the 6 cell battery; the charge lasts approximately 7 hours. Also, I think it is worth the extra few dollars to purchase this 10 inch screen model, rather than the less expensive nine-inch model; the extra inch makes a big difference, particularly for those of us who are entering our "bifocal years"! While the six cell battery and larger screen make this model a bit less compact than the smaller, three cell battery model, it is still a very portable unit, lightweight and about the size of a hardback book. Overall, a great value! ...more info