Too much HD size?
"The Pro also comes with a 250GB hard drive to the regular 531's 160GB HDD, but how much storage space do you need in a netbook, for heaven's sake?"
How much HD space is too much?
Please do let me know.
Acer has formally launched the Aspire One Pro 531, a "business class" version of the already rather corporate-styled Aspire One 531. Acer Aspire One 531 Pro Acer's Aspire One 531 Pro: business class, apparently To be honest, we think the regular 531 is better looking, and since both vanilla and Pro machines are an inch …
We get a few people wanting a work-bought netbook for when they go travelling, and Dell have finally caught up and started offering us something viable with a suitable warranty (ie next business day, on site parts & labour, etc). Last time I checked Acer's offering, it was something like a 5-business-day collect-and-return job, which is an instant "no".
Why not benchmark these netbooks by seeing how many Facebook and MySpace tabs you can simultaneously have open and still get good response.
And make it a realistic test, with all the standard updates for the O/S, and an up-to-date anti-virus installed.
If you get a netbook with 1GB of memory you are going to wish you had 2GB of memory by the end of the second week.