Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH -

When In­tel de­vel­oped the Ul­tra­book, the first com­pany to take up the project was Acer. The ul­tra thin notebook is out now. It betters the Mac­book Air with its 0.51-0.68 inch thick­ness. And don’t miss the 13.3-inch dis­play, metal cas­ing and the place­ment of the key­pad and the nav­i­ga­tion pad. Not sur­pris­ingly, the nav­i­ga­tion pad con­trols the cur­sor. In or­der to achieve the slim form fac­tor, Acer has moved the As­pire’s two USB ports, 1 HDMI port and the power jack to the back. This is not only in­con­ve­nient to ac­cess

but also un­com­fort­able when charg­ing or when a pen drive is con­nected. Along with Win­dows 7 Home, Acer has packed in an In­tel i5 1.6GHZ pro­ces­sor, 4 GB RAM and 320 GB stor­age. The dis­play is bright and watch­ing videos and im­ages is a breeze. Dolby Home The­ater v4 is on­board for a great sound ex­pe­ri­ence. Also, the lap­top did not heat up much. The com­pany claims the three-cell 3,280 mah bat­tery lasts for over six hours. How­ever, on above av­er­age use, its life was closer to five hours.

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