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I've got one of these machines (acer aspire 1700) and it is a very nice machine. No Linux yet though it promised.

7.5 Kg is a little heavy though and 1.2 hours battery life with VRPC running isn't great either. It's definitely a desktop replacement machine rather than a laptop. A Desktop PC and 17 inch screen crammed into a laptop case that has bulged so everything will fit! Including a fullsize, but laptop layout, keyboard and keypad,

Having desktop standard memory, harddrive and processor is some compensation for the weight as it will make upgrading a doddle. Having had 3 harddiscs fail in one PC one after the other I expect to have to replace it every year or so. No fails at all on a RISC PC in twice the time!

 is a RISC OS Userajpullan on 13/12/03 12:25AM
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