Sunday, December 6, 2009

Acer Aspire 5517-5136

These little gems are on sale at Wal-Mart for $348, and I felt so guilty buying them at that price I actually got two.

They have:

AMD Athlon 64 TF-20 / 1.6 GHz
ATI Radeon Xpress 1200, 1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
2G RAM, DDR2 SDRAM - 667.0 MHz
160G HD
WiFi (with disable switch)
Mouse Pad (with disable switch)
External VGA
DVD burner
2 USB slots
side mounted mic/headphone jacks
side mounted power jack with right angle plug
memory card reader
decent keyboard.

I have set both up to dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 9.10 (wireless BroadCom STA drivers were problematic), and things seem to be good.