Acer 1825 PT 11″ Convertible – Unboxing Video

Updated on 27 May 2010 by

Acer has taken what seems like an age to get stock of the 1825 PT and PTZ out to distributors but finally I have managed to get hold of one. I will be reviewing it over the next two weeks to give you an insight of the devices capabilities but in the meantime here is the unboxing video.

Specifications;

  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
  • Intel® Coreâ„¢2 Duo processor SU7300 (1.3 GHz, 800 MHz FSB)
  • 11.6″ HD Acer LED LCD (1366×768), 2 point multi touch
  • 4 GB Memory
  • 320 GB HDD
  • Multi-in-1 card reader
  • 802.11a/b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • Webcam, 6-cell Li-ion battery
  • Weight 1.7KG

How does it look to you? Netbook upgrade?

[I’m interested in seeing how Guy’s testing goes. With 3G and a fast SSD, this could be a nice upgrade from my Touchnote which, with the extra battery that gives me 8 hours, weighs over 1.5KG! – Chippy]

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17 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    New article: Acer 1825 PT 11" Convertible – Unboxing Video http://bit.ly/9mWirW

  2. Steve 'Chippy' Paine says:

    RT @umpcportal Acer 1825 PT 11" Convertible – Unboxing Video http://bit.ly/9mWirW < Possible netbook u/g?

  3. Guy Adams says:

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  4. Yu says:

    “Guy”?

    Anyway, I hope you’ll be testing it with the default configuration :-)

  5. Chippy says:

    Guy –
    http://www.umpcportal.com/2010/05/hello-world-guy-joins-the-umpcportal-team/
    He’s art of the UMPCPortal team. Recently joined. Be nice to him ;-)

  6. Guy says:

    Yu,

    It will be as it is out of box.

    Thanks

  7. Richard says:

    I have both an Acer Aspire One AOD250 netbook (Atom N280) and Gateway EC1803u (Core 2 Solo, one of Acer’s brands). They both suffer from overheating.

    I had stayed away from Acer due to its poor build quality a long time ago, and was enticed by some very attractive pricing on these 2 recently acquired units.

    In the meantime, I had used Toshiba almost exclusively, but have gone
    almost exclusively with Lenovo for the past 4 years (X61, X200s). One Toshiba (Portege M400 Core Duo Tablet PC) died on me (it won’t power up). The Lenovos have been trouble-free.

    I hope that the unit you’re about to review doesn’t suffer from overheating issues.

    For the moment I am staying away from Acer and my most recent acquisition has been a Lenovo T400.

  8. Guy says:

    Richard, so far the 1825 PT has been very quiet and not at all hot. There has been some warm air coming from the left hand exhaust vent but no more than a standard netbook.

    I am doing to run some video playback tests tomorrow so will be interesting to see if it gets warm then.

  9. Andrew says:

    Hope you’ll have a chance to look inside the case – interested to see the expansion possibilities (GPS?). Bought one of these a few days ago and find it pretty likeable, just getting used to Windows again…

  10. Chippy says:

    Yup. Lets see a pic inside that access cover!

  11. John in Norway says:

    Is there a model with an active digitizer?

  12. Guy says:

    John, both the PT and the PTZ come with two point multi touch capacitive displays.

    Acer state that the screen is both pen and touch input but don’t package a stylus. Iam currently waiting on a third party capacitive stylus to give inking a test.

  13. John in Norway says:

    I remember that the previous model 1820PTZ, had a resistive and an active digitizer – is this not the same for these but with capacitive screens?

  14. Yu says:

    Actually I can’t remember the 1820PTZ being claimed to have an ACTIVE digitizer, but rather just a stylus for the resistive touch screen. Does my memory fail me there?

  15. JonnyN says:

    Are these available in the UK now? I can’t find one on the net. What price are we looking at and if 3G is not opted for is it possible to expand without soldering?!

  16. Andrew says:

    Re UK availability. I bought one from Lambda-Tek (http://www.lambda-tek.com/; Quick Code: B366528; GBP 677.38). They seemed pretty efficient. I don’t know about built-in 3G, I swap a USB dongle between machines.

  17. topet says:

    i am using one right now and yes, there was no stylus, pls. post websites on where to buy the stylus for this unit,am very excited to use them, thanks

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