But after several weeks and with one swipe of a Citibank Credit Card, presto! My new Acer Aspire 4310 Laptop:
Picture Credits goes to: http://komku.blogspot.com/2007/10/acer-aspire-4310-and-3dmark03.html as I am very lazy to take a picture and upload photos of my laptop anyway, they look the same.
You might be wondering why I didn't get the Acer Aspire 4315 or the Asus X51R... anyway the Acer Aspire 4315 is actually phased-out in the Philippines and the 4310 is way better as it has a built in web camera and microphone perfect for web video conferencing! Here are the specs:
Operating System - Windows XP (thinking of upgrading to Vista...)
Processor - Intel Celeron® M Processor (1.73 GHz, 1MB, 533 FSB)
Chipset - Mobile Intel® 943GML Express Chipset
Memory - 1.5 GB DDR2 RAM
Display Screen - 14.1" WXGA TFT Crystalbrite LCD, 1280 x 800 pixel resolution
Video Type - Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Video Memory - 224 Shared Memory
Hard Disk - 80 GB SATA HDD
Optical Drive - Built-in Super Multi Double Layer Drive
Weight - 2.6 kg
Dimension - 344 (W) x 246 (D) x 37/42 (H) mm
Network Interface - Built in 56K Modem, Built in 10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Wireless LAN - Built-in Acer Invilink Wireless LAN ( 802.11b/g)
Card Reader - Built in 5 in 1 Card Reader
Battery Type - 6 Cell Battery, 44.4W Li-ion battery pack
Battery Life - 2.5 hour Battery Life
Actual battery life may vary, depending on usage and configuration.
Although the Asus X51R is better than the Acer Aspire 4310 (here is my post about the Asus X51R laptop: http://vincentbautista.blogspot.com/2008/02/asus-x51r-series.html) my mom got me an Acer because of it's great promo: 0% Interest!
Anyway I am very happy with my laptop and despite it's humble Intel Celeron 1.73Ghz speed, it's still fast enough to meet up with my multitasking and stuff, so in short I love my laptop! ^_^
It is fast enough to play some games like SIMS 2 and Red Alert 2 so I have no problem, non at all. The battery life is actually good. The speaker is not that good but I won't be using my laptop for playing music at parties so it's ok.
Over all, I give it an 8 out of 10 because it's functionality and ease of use (lots of quick access buttons, I love it!) plus it's very affordable price of Php 30,000 makes it an ideal laptop for students like me. I can really use this laptop as a student nurse for my research and case presentations. This laptop is actually very good for presentations with LCD projectors because it's compatible with any LCD projector, I actually have used this laptop for 2 presentations.
This laptop is a great buy people!