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Acer Aspire 1810T

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I went on a three week trip to Europe and Africa this spring and wanted a portable computing device.  OK, I really wanted an iPad but they weren’t available yet so I started looking at notebooks using Intel’s ultra low voltage ULV processors, the SU series.  The PC had to be small and portable but big enough to be usable and not cramped, plus not too expensive: this led me 13.3″ ultra portables from Acer.  Yes Asus makes great models but they were too pricey, and Gateway has good models…read more

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“Canadian” Keyboard

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I recently purchased an Acer Timeline 1410 11.6″ laptop for a big trip; it was a sweet deal from Staples and met all my criteria.  I’ll get a review up shortly.  When I got home I saw it had one of the new Canadian keyboards. Let me take a step back here and explain.  Until a few years ago every PC sold in Canada from a major manufacturer came in two SKUs: English and French.  Basically this boiled down to a different keyboard and a different language version of the…read more

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