Hey guys, I’ve had a new toy to play with these days, an 11.6 inch Acer 1825PT.
I’ve been eager to get one of these ever since I’ve first seen them a couple of months ago and when they became available in my country, i finally did. Of course, i went for the best equipped version, with SU7300 dual core processor, 4 GB of memory, 320 GB hard-drive, 6 Cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium.
And although I was reluctant to buy an Acer device , the idea of having an 11.6 incher with a capacitive convertible display for a decent price was stronger.
In these rows below you’re going to see a couple of pictures of the device (I have the black version, but it’s also available in red), but first take a look at the video mini-review I’ve shot earlier today.
As you’ve seen in the clip, the device is pretty much great for the money, however in terms of aesthetics, finishing and attention to those tiny details that matter so much… well, it remains an Acer. But, although my first impression when i got it out of the box was: “Crap, i can’t believe I’ve bought this”, a couple of hours later I was convinced I made a good choice. And I still am.
I’ve decided not to post a more thorough review as this product is only available in Europe and might not interest the majority of you guys. However, I will post the Pros and Cons below.
- powerful enough for what i need: dual-core SU7300 processor, 4 GB of memory, Intel 4500HD graphics
- display is very good: multitouch capacitive 11.6 inch display, 1366 x 768 px resolution
- connectivity is good: Wi-Fi N and Bluetooth 2.0
- 320 GB hard-drive
- 6 cell battery capable of around 4-6 hours of life during everyday use, based on what you do with it
- Windows 7 Home Premium OS by default
- doesn’t get too warm or noisy even if used for hours
- keybord is good but there’s just too little space between the keys; trackpad is very cramped but you won’t use it too much anyway
- display’s hinge doesn’t look that solid
- it’s an Acer, so attention to details is so so. Biggest issue is that when in tablet mode, the screen does not stay firmly in place and kind of wobbles
- device is glossy so the exterior is already scratched, plus it catches fingerprints like crazy
- speakers are on the bottom of the device and pointing downwards. Plus, volume is pretty low so if you plan to use them in more noisy environments, you won’t be satisfied at all with them.
All in all, after having this machine for around 6 months now, i can say I’m satisfied with it. It is powerful enough for my everyday tasks and decently built. Now, the touchscreen is for sure its biggest asset and it works very nice. I’m also satisfied with how reliable the device is, although the hinge that holds the screen in place did become more loose than it was in the beginning.
However, I’m sure that for its money, this is the best tablet netbook you could get: portable, powerful and with a touch display. Oh and since I have it, I’ve managed to discover the value of having a touch display on one of these mini laptops. And I can say I wouldn’t buy one without this feature anymore.
Also check the pictures below.