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Acer Aspire 1420P Spotted On Acer's Website; Aspire 1820PTZ Goes On Sale Early In Singapore

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It looks like two new netbook tablets from Acer have found their way into the news today. First up it's the Acer Aspire 1420P, which isn't on sale yet but it should be soon since it was just spotted on Acer's product pages. It's got: an 11.6-inch multi-touchscreen (rotatable) display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, an Intel Celeron dual-core SU2300 1.2GHz CPU, integrated GMA 4500MHD graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 250GB HDD, an Ethernet port, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth support, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. There's a couple of things wrong with this. A 64-bit Windows 7 OS on a netbook tablet with only 2GB of RAM, why? And, we're hearing that the CPU will get replaced in Q2 2010, so that's not great news.

Along with this news it looks like the Acer Aspire 1820PTZ netbook tablet is now on sale somewhere in Singapore. The price - I believe - wasn't mentioned, but some random guy did give a review of the netbook tablet. The mini-review is below, courtesy of Netbooked. Apparently though, it's not that great.

  • Device feels heavier than any 11.6-inch notebook and the thickness and weight of the screen can make the whole machine fall over (only when the screen is tilted way back though)
  • The pressure sensitive screen supports finger and stylus input, however navigating by finger seems less responsive and friction on the screen surface made finger swipes and movement uncomfortable. Switching to finger print input mode improved responsiveness though.
  • Pen mode enables palm rejection and he had no problems writing with parts of his hand on the screen and Microsoft’s software did a good job of recognizing his handwritten letters.
  • The accelerometer provides auto rotation of the screen depending on the mode but it takes 1-3 seconds depending on how many programs you have open which is “still bearable”.
  • Sound was tinny and soft, however there’s S/PDIF output to save you
  • Warranty seals on the back (you won’t get this in the US)
  • 720p / 1080p played well but he seemed to have problems getting smooth playback using shaders (don’t know what he’s doing there).
  • He hasn’t done any tests on battery life but he is guessing 7-8 hours with it’s 6-cell 5600mAh / 63Wh battery. I would say a couple of hours less.
  • Heat is a non-issue

Acer Aspire 1420P Now On Acer's Own Site: Netbooked
Acer Aspire 1820PTZ: Engadget, Netbooked


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