Acer Aspire One netbook - A Dream Come True

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I received my Acer Aspire One Netbook this afternoon. I ordered it from for $309, including shipping. Within a minute of my unboxing it at the public library where I work, two people asked me the for the name of the laptop and which web site they could buy it from.

The out-of-box experience was excellent. My experience using the Asustek Eee PC netbook made me instantly comfortable with the Acer interface. The one disappointment is the awkward placement of the mouse buttons on either side of the trackpad. Here's a friendly tip for Acer. Hire more woman engineers. Only a male engineer would have be stupid enough to have made that design decision.

In almost all other respects this netbook is a delight. I plan to blog a lot about it in the coming weeks and months.

Phil Shapiro
The blogger is an adjunct professor of education and technology commentator in the Washington DC-area. He can be reached at:

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