Monday, November 19, 2012

Old Netbook, New Life...

Almost 4  years ago, I picked up a new Netbook, the original Acer Aspire One. The small 3-cell battery was adequate, but after the first couple of years, its life began to dwindle. Lately, with diminished usage, it wouldn't take or hold a charge at all. As usual, Ebay to the rescue. For about $25 I picked up a 9-cell beast that triples the original battery life. It's a bit bulky and raises the back of the Netbook up a little, but all well worth it. It gives over 8 hours of juice  :)
Additionally, and as you might expect, a machine this old is also a bit slow. To compensate as best I could, I installed Lubuntu, a lightweight Ubuntu Linux OS. I think I'm getting my $249 worth out of this machine.
A nice clean interface easy on the limited resources...

1 comment:

Larry Hehn said...

I have an old Acer as well, and the battery is pretty much toast. I'm going to cave and pick up a new machine soon. The old one has been great, but it's time for me to upgrade. You are certainly getting your money's worth out of yours!

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