Got myself a new toy today – the Acer Aspire Timeline 1810TZ! I decided to buy it from a local Harvey Norman for just two reasons – they accept credit card payments without any surcharge (that is very difficult to find in Malaysian computer stores); and they gave me seven free gifts that include a lock, mouse, USB hub, ear phones, cleaning kit, keyboard protector and fan – basically a whole load of cheap stuff. All this cost me only RM1849 at the end.
I think that it is the best deal that I can get around.
Since the new Kubuntu will only be out tomorrow, I will be spending the weekend installing and setting up the new machine. Then, I will probably put it through the works for about a week before I bring it out with me. I fully intend to push the batteries to the limit to see how long they can really last. It is a Timeline series and that means that it should last about 8-hours on normal use. Just in case, I will turn down the power settings to see if I can push it to 12-hours.
For now, it is just sitting there idle on my old laptop. It has a very glossy finish which means that smudges are everywhere. I will probably need to do something about that at some point, such as getting one of those new fangled laptop skins and sticking it on the cover. Although it comes with a sleeve, I doubt that it will last very long. So, I will be getting a new messenger bag to keep it in. I wonder if they sell them in 11.6″ sizes.
Looking forward to stressing it out!