10 July 2008

Acer Aspire 2920 with Windows Vista Home Premium

MY First impressions first day:
A small Notebook, the size of a large hard cover book (dictionary come in to mind) Jet Shiny Black cover with a gray key pad area. The Store manager just took a minute to set it up and then explain to me on the soft ware that comes with it Vista Home Premium, and the Acer Soft ware especially the Acer Empowerment Technology. He further advice 8 hours initial charging time.
The notebook came without any CD’s due to it built in E Recovery (I will want to try it out say in a month time) which can restore it to its factory specs and software listed below in a small package weigh in at 2.04 kg (4.54 lbs.)
It came with a Padded Compartment Bag, a “Giant” Optical Mouse, and a adaptor powercord. There is a manual explaining the hardware and a bit on the acer software and a manual on vista. All very basic information while explaining what is new leave a lot hanging and unexplained.
I took it home and play around with it and started to set it up as i like it, firstly i uninstall the Anti virus (on trail), Acer Arcade , and the Windows Home and Student (on trail), replace with AVG and Open Office which I down load over the net.
Then i spent close to 10 hours downloading files from my old laptop via a 4g pen drive to the 2920.
Comments: it much faster, (then my old acer), and i enjoy using it setting it up and learning Vista Home Premium. A Sweet machine, better capability and able to accommodate my needs. Windows Vista need some getting use to, but i can see that it is a matter of unlearning XP, Vista I feel can be easier. Music is loud, and sound good to me, Playing a DVD, using the Windows Media Center is a breeze which also remember where i stop the disk last.
Basically the 2920 come with the following specs, at RM2599 currently
Intel® Core™2 Duo processor T5750 (2MB L2 cache, 2.0GHz, 667 MHz FSB)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium
Mobile Intel® GM965 Express Chipset
2GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory,
12.1" WXGA high-brightness (200-nit), Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
160GB hard disk drive
8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
4000 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack
ExpressCard™/54 slot
5-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
Three USB 2.0 ports
External display (VGA) port
S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
Headphone/speaker/line-out jack with S/PDIF support
Microphone-in jack
Line-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
Modem (RJ-11) port
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Acer Empowering Technology (Acer eNet, ePower, eAudio, ePresentation, eDataSecurity1, eLock, eRecovery1, eSettings Management)
Acer Arcade™1 featuring Cinema, Video, Album, Music, Acer HomeMedia
Acer Arcade™ Deluxe1 featuring DV Wizard, VideoMagician, DVDivine, Acer HomeMedia
Acer InstantOn Arcade
Acer Crystal Eye
Acer GridVista™
Acer Launch Manager
Acer Video Conference Manager1
Adobe® Reader®
CyberLink® PowerProducer®1
Norton Internet Security™
NTI CD-Maker™
Acer GameZone

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