3 new netbooks show signs of progress but also old and fresh mistakes
Jan 06, 2010, 15:05 (3 Talkback[s])
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"And with the release of Microsoft Corp.'s streamlined Windows 7
a couple of months ago, netbook users can finally run a new version
of Windows instead of the aging Windows XP. (Some netbooks ship
with the free, open-source Linux operating system, but many users
unwisely rule out that option.)
"So has the netbook been perfected yet? Sorry, no. Three new
netbooks -- two running Win 7 Starter, the third making use of Win
7's Home Premium edition -- showed signs of progress but also old
and new mistakes.
"The cheapest of the bunch, Acer Inc.'s $379.99 Aspire One
D250-1584, is the least evolved from the netbook as we've known it.
Its keyboard is cramped, but the computer is more than portable
enough (2.7 pounds, plus 0.7 pounds for the power brick)"