Acer Aspire One 751 11.6in notebook-not-netbook

The new Acer Aspire One 751 has a screen that measures 11.6in on the diagonal with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and that’s mighty big for a netbook. As it happens, we were told a few months back that Intel has strict rules about the sale of Atom N-series processors to avoid cannibalising the sales of Core 2 and Centrino products.

Acer Aspire One 751: a netbook with a notebook screen resolution

Acer Aspire One 751

Acer claims that the six-cell 5200mAh battery has a runtime of five hours, and we found that we could run a continuous loop of PCMark05 for two hours and 13 minutes. You can double that figure to get a real-world battery life figure so we’re happy that the Acer will run for four and a half hours with the screen at full brightness, pleasingly close to the figure supplied by Acer. Recharging the battery took one hour 30 minutes.

The large – for a netbook – 11.6in screen on the Aspire One 751 takes these little laptops in an interesting direction. However, the price is getting uncomfortably close to the point where you can buy a proper laptop with a proper CPU

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