I am quite fussy about keyboards and the TM did not let me down. Also, you are prompted to create your restore disks. There is a hidden three gigabyte restore partition with 16 and 17 GB volumes — one for system files and one for storage. Ease of use is one area where Linux has made significant inroads versus Windows. All of these companies now have interesting notebooks priced at the entry level. In my opinion the only thing budget about this notebook is the price.

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In the case of the TM, you get a full Centrino ensemble — some of the parts were top of the line last year. Although it is a budget drive, some of the latest features are present including shock protection and noise reduction.

This results in less confusion.

Acer TravelMate 2428 NWXCi Notebook PC

Updates work like Windows Update, and there are a lot of pop-ups and readily accessible help to guide you along. Good looks and decent build quality Centrino on the cheap Clean install Acer value added features and software Four hour battery life is great Itsy bitsy AC adapter Great out of box experience Runs Linux very well Cons Not enough memory for most people Acer Tested with Ubuntu Linux Because of the similarities between the Aspire N WXMi-Linux and the TM I am actually going to test this notebook with a current Linux distribution Ubuntu to gauge the viability of that operating system for the average user.


In travelamte opinion the only thing budget about this notebook is the price.

As a bonafide notebook computer enthusiast I have watched with interest as budget priced portable computers have plummeted in price these past few years. Where my Ferrari only saw three wireless networks, the TM saw ten. That is a plus if you have volume licensing in place with Microsoft.

Navigating a Windows network is no problem at all. Front side view view large image Back side view view large image Left side view view large image Right side view view large image I am quite fussy about keyboards and the TM did not let me down. A year from now that might not be the case but my initial impression is quite favorable.

Acer TravelMate AWXMi – Specification and Drivers

That might even be taking ease of use too far! Battery view large image. Back side view view large image. Great technology at ever lower prices has always been a promise of trickle down economics.

Infra red is also absent from the TM Left side view view large 2428anwsci. Sure, there are some sacrifices here no doubt about it.

Ubuntu started applying updates right after booting — this was a shock because the TM had connected itself to the Net before I had even configured anything! It has been a couple of years since I gave Linux a go, and I must say that the improvements acwr by the legion of volunteer programmers around the world who work on Linux are immediately apparent.

I must mention the power supply unit that comes with 2428anwxdi TM All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.


Something that I think is really important for notebook makers to consider, especially for budget and entry level notebooks, is the out of box experience.

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For this test 2428anaxci selected Ubuntu 6. This is a game where every 2428anwxvi counts. It looks and feels like a machine that costs double or even triple, and it comes in at just the right size for a truly mobile computer. A look at the keyboard view large image. TravelMate Specs view large image. Battery view large image In real world testing I managed to get almost four hours from the battery while surfing and writing an article.

Visit our network of sites: Essentially I will test to see how well supported the TM hardware is. The ram will only be sufficient for users that keep a maximum of two or three applications open at a time and keep the number of running ace services as low as possible.

The keyboard on this model is nicer than that of the Ferrari WLMi. And as ever faster machines come out 2428nawxci is pushing down great technology to the masses.