After checking out many sites and forums, I finally decided to buy a new replacement for my old pink Acer netbook. I have always loved Acer’s notebooks. Some might disagree with me, but I have always had good experience with the usage, battery, reliability, stability and after sales service.
My first Acer laptop was one of those thin and light called Travel Timeline. I know it’s obsolete now, but ithas an external DVD drive and was small and light enough for my daily business travel use. My second Acer was a netbook. Their first generation netbook. They didn’t have red colour (my favourite colour, if you don’t already know) so I settled for a pink one. I even went online to buy casings and accessories in red to match it. It was an 8.9′ netbook and has served me well when I am on holidays and needed something small and light to check work mails and stuff.
Other laptops I have used for work includes Dell, Toshiba (a piece of shit), Thinkpad (the best business laptop you can ever get) and most recently the HP DV3. I liked the HP’s stability but I grew to hate the bulk since I have not had full sized 15 inches for a long long time.
After much deliberation between the high end netbooks out there, I decided to get something about 11-12 inches and with a more powerful processor. I was looking through a lot of the CULV (Consumer Ultra Low Voltage) notebooks that are the hit these days. They are generally thinner and lighter than a notebook but more powerful than a netbook. Perfect for my personal use.
Knowing that I already love Acer and familiar with their after sales service in Highpoint @ Berjaya Times Square, I decided to head out to Low Yat for more surveys. After my initial survey trip, I decided on the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T.
Microsoft Arc Mouse
So I broke one of my favourite mouse, the Microsoft mouse with a nano receiver. It’s the best mouse I’ve had and have even managed to convert a few of my friends and family to use that mouse, too. So, I set out back to Low Yat to search for a replacement. It was a no-brainer, I was going to get the same mouse or a newer version of it.
Then, something else caught my eye. Microsoft has this cool futuristic looking Arc mouse. It’s marketed as a mobile mouse, when you need to fold it in for traveling. It looked too cool and it was available in red, so I didn’t need to think. Although it did cost RM 179 but based on my experience with how long lasting the battery power is on my last Microsoft mouse, I had no doubts.
I am all set with my all new red coloured laptop and mouse. They still smell so new.
What laptop are you using right now and what do you love about it?