Acer Aspire 11.6" AS1410

The Acer Aspire AS1410 is their smallest entry in their “timeline” series which includes the 1810T and 1810TZ models. The 1810 models are priced at $550 and up which really...

The Acer Aspire AS1410 is their smallest entry in their “timeline” series which includes the 1810T and 1810TZ models. The 1810 models are priced at $550 and up which really pushes the upper envelope of netbook prices, but the 1410 however, does come in under $400 by a dollar. Here are the full specs:

  • Intel Celeron SU2300 (dual-core, 1.2GHz)
  • 11.6” 1366 x 768 display (glossy, 230 cd/m2)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit OS)
  • 2GB RAM (800MHz PC2-5300)
  • 250GB HDD (5400RPM, 2.5” SATA)
  • Intel GS45 Chipset / GMA 4500MHD Graphics
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
  • Gigabit LAN
  • 5-in-1 Card Reader, HDMI, VGA, mic in, audio out (S/PDIF), LAN, 3x USB 2.0, Kensington lock
  • 0.3MP Webcam
  • Dolby Sound Room, Stereo Speakers
  • 6-Cell Li-ion Battery (4400mAh – rated at 6 hours)
  • 1.41kg

As you can see it has a dual core processor and is beefed up for Windows 7 with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. For $399 this is a heck of alot of hardware to pack into a netbook. The GMA4500MHD graphics has no problem pumping out full HD resolution videos through its HDMI port. And of course the dual core processor is alot zippier than the Atom processors that we are used to.

Here is the front of the netbook:

front

It has some cool status led’s on the front for bluetooth, wifi, and power.

One the left side it has vga out, power, hdmi out and 1 usb 2.0

sides

On the left is multi card reader, mic and headphone, 2 x usb’s, and ethernet.

The keyboard is full-size and we’ve never had any problems with typing on these keyboards even though some people state that they are “mushy” or “spongey” feeling. Overall we think that they work just fine and there were no problems with missed keys or anything.

keyb

The trackpad is nice as well and has 2 seperate buttons which is much better than the “unibutton” on some other netbooks.

Over all if you want an 11.6″ netbook then this is the way to go. At only $399 from Amazon for a dual core processor, 250GB hard drive and Windows 7 you can’t go wrong.