Today, there is a comparison between 2 popular netbooks on the market now. First, it's Acer Aspire One, 8.9" screen, with the most reasonable price tag, $329 for regular version, and around $399 for bigger battery and hard drive which is the one here. Another one is MSI Wind, it comes with 10" screen, approx 1" extra from Acer Aspire One; However, they use the screen resolution. I believe it's such a tough call indeed.

Besides these 2 netbooks, I also stack this up with Fujitsu P7230, 10" screen sub-notebook with DVD burner and everything packs in it. You'll see how they are =)

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<p>Fujitsu P7230--top, MSI Wind on the left and Acer Aspire 1 on the right. Looks like they are almost the same right, huh?</p>

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<p>Now you can see clearly that Acer Aspire One is really small. [Aspire on top, Wind in the middle, and P7230 as a base.]</p>

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<p>Adapter size is varied by the output power: 60W, 40W, and 30W consecutively from left to right</p>

Next, we will compare the netbooks together to see what the differences between these two.

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<p>They are almost the same size really!</p>

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<p>Acer Aspire 1 could give you a little more space in your bag; that might be a deal breaker for someone.</p>

<img src="/sites/default/files/2008/09/aspire1-wind/thumb/acer1-screen.jpg" /> <img src="/sites/default/files/2008/09/aspire1-wind/thumb/wind-screen.jpg" /><br>
<p>Glossy vs matte screen: that's your choice of preference.</p>

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<p>As you see, although Aspire 1 is smaller, the keyboard layout is so much better! At least, Acer let us know that we can really have usual keyboard on netbook, not only a handicap one.</p>

I hope you would get an idea which one you like from these quick comparison. If you ask me between these two netbooks, I might take MSI Wind since I hate glossy screen, but the thing is I prefer more usable keyboard. I just hope newer netbook would follow what Acer has done here with the keyboard. Good job, Acer! [What a surprise since I rarely found I liked things Acer did.]