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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Back to School with Acer Inspire and Intel

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and Intel

It's hard to believe, but it's nearly back-to-school time. Where did the summer go? My high schooler goes back this Thursday. I love this time of year, and one of my absolute favorite things to do is to go shopping for school supplies.

When I was growing up, my mother and I always went to school registration with my friend and her mother, we'd go school supply shopping and then out to lunch. Years later, when we had our own kids, we continued this tradition. We started when our girls were in kindergarten, and we're still going. Though the enthusiasm for this shopping tradition is kind of lost on their brothers, we drag them along, too.

Even though my daughter is going to be a Sophomore, she still needs school supplies, it's just that they're a lot more expensive now. A laptop is one of those thing that I've had in my mind that she will need "someday", and well, someday is here. Her classes are going to be really difficult this year, and with 3 kids in school and their dad a teacher, there's no denying the fact that it's time to get another computer.

We've been looking around for a laptop, and I was thrilled for the opportunity to review this one. From the literature:

The (has sound) Aspire Timeline series was designed to strike the ideal balance between maximum battery life, performance and outstanding value – attributes that every mom is looking for a notebook for herself or her kids for the back-to-school season.

In order to maximize battery life while still delivering solid performance, the Aspire Timeline AS3810T features a high-chemistry 6-cell battery and the Intel Core 2 Duo processor SU9400, the new Ultra Low Voltage version of its Centrino 2 family.

The Acer Aspire Timeline AS3810T-6415 has been a great computer. It really is thin (about an inch) and light (under 4 pounds), perfect to take with you and solid enough to survive a workout at home. It has a beautiful, clear screen, was a breeze to set up and the brushed metal finish looks and feels great.

The battery really seems to last forever, or at least when compared to my laptop. It's advertised as an 8 hour life, but it is worth noting that there is no CD drive on it, just so you know.

You can find the rest of the specs on this ultra portable computer on the Acer website. At around $900, it's a great deal for back-to-school.

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