Drobe :: The archives
About Drobe | Contact | RSS | Twitter | Tech docs | Downloads | BBC Micro

Reply to thread

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
[ Reply | Permalink | Report ]

Please login before posting a comment. Use the form on the right to do so or create a free account.

Search the archives

Today's featured article

  • RISC OS artist wows public with digital artwork
    A RISC OS-using artist has described exhibiting his digitally-created work in a public gallery as a "rewarding experience". Richard Ashbery, who used ArtWorks and Photodesk to create his images, showed off patterns and colourful illustrations to punters, who told him his work made a change from the oils and watercolour masterpieces usually exhibited.
     1 comment, latest by socris on 18/11/08 4:23PM. Published: 17 Nov 2008

  • Random article

  • Double prizes for developers
    CVS and Desk releases (Updated) LimpX library too
     Discuss this. Published: 11 Apr 2002

  • Useful links

    News and media:
    IconbarMyRISCOSArcSiteRISCOScodeANSC.S.A.AnnounceArchiveQercusRiscWorldDrag'n'DropGAG-News

    Top developers:
    RISCOS LtdRISC OS OpenMW SoftwareR-CompAdvantage SixVirtualAcorn

    Dealers:
    CJE MicrosAPDLCastlea4X-AmpleLiquid SiliconWebmonster

    Usergroups:
    WROCCRONENKACCIRUGSASAUGROUGOLRONWUGMUGWAUGGAGRISCOS.be

    Useful:
    RISCOS.org.ukRISCOS.orgRISCOS.infoFilebaseChris Why's Acorn/RISC OS collectionNetSurf

    Non-RISC OS:
    The RegisterThe InquirerApple InsiderBBC NewsSky NewsGoogle Newsxkcddiodesign


    © 1999-2009 The Drobe Team. Some rights reserved, click here for more information
    Powered by MiniDrobeCMS, based on J4U | Statistics
    "I'm not sure I could have trusted you six months ago"
    Page generated in 0.023 seconds.