At about half the cost of a Dell Adamo and with better components, Acer's Aspire 3935-6504 is the ultraslim, ultralight laptop you can maybe afford. However, in my estimation, it's about half as attractive as the Dell Adamo, or the MacBook Air for that matter. (I'm only comparing with the Adamo and Air because Acer has been playing up its appearance. In reality, it has more in common with a plain ol' MacBook or Dell's XPS M1330.)
Encased in a golden brown brushed-metal chassis, the 4.2-pound laptop features a 13.3-inch frameless, wide-screen LED-backlit display with a 1,366x768 resolution and an Acer FineTip full-size keyboard with large key caps and increased key gaps. The touch pad supports multitouch gestures, too. Unfortunately, it still looks like a $900 laptop.
More specs: 2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7350 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 13.3-inch HD Acer CineCrystal LED display Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset 3GB DDR2 1,066MHz memory Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD 250GB SATA hard drive DVD burner Acer Crystal Eye Web cam Multiformat media card reader 802.11a/g/n Acer Bio-protection fingerprint solution 3, USB 2.0 ports Acer Touch-sensitive hot keys Convenience buttons 4-cell lithium ion battery 4.2 pounds 12.8 inches wide by 9.3 inches deep by 1 inch thick MSRP $899.99
Acer also announced the anti-Aspire 3935-6504: the 18.4-inch Aspire 8935G.… Read more