Acer currently offers three thin and light laptops with 11.6 inch displays and Intel CULV processors. The Acer Aspire 1410, 1810TZ, and 1810T. More are expected soon, including touchscreen models. And there are a number of related notebooks wearing the Packard Bell or Gateway brand names. But right now that’s the basic list.

A member of the Notebook Review forum has put together a rather extensive list of tweaks that should work with one or all of these notebooks. For example, there are updated wireless and audio drivers, a utility for controlling fan speed, screen resolution, and power options, tips for getting HD video tp play properly, increase the speaker volume, or install Ubuntu Linux.

For the complete list, hit up Notebook Review.

via Netbook Reports

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13 replies on “List of tweaks for Acer’s 11.6 inch thin and light laptops”

  1. What’s the difference between those three models? Is there a comparison?

    1. If you click the links you can see the listings in the Liliputing product database. Or just click the database link at the top of this page and search for Acer, and select the three models you want to compare and click the compare button.

      1. Thanks, I didn’t find the compare opportunity on the product pages. According to the comparison there are only differences in CPU. But I’ve seen on the Acer page, that it’s possible to order different CPUs within one model. And you’ve also reviewed a single-core and dual-core 1410.
        What should I choose when I buy a new model? Is the 1810 an update of 1410? What’s the difference between T and TZ models?

        1. As far as I know:
          – the 1410 and the 1810 are identical, the reason for the different names is the aimed market: USA or Europe
          – the T means single core, the TZ means dual core (P is maybe the touchscreen tablet)
          – the Aspire Timeline is the “common” CULV line with model numbers 1xxx
          – the Travelmate Timeline is the business CULV models (little bit different hardware (like matte display, etc.) and more expensive price) with model numbers 8xxx

          1. I think you have it reversed. the 1810T is the top of the line, TZ is middle of the road, and 1410 is the entry level. They just have different Intel processors.

          2. Yes, you have right, I checked the Acer website for the specs, and the 1410 (the “Timeline” is not used in the name for this) is the cheaper, simpler version of the 1810T, and there was no TZ version from the 1410/1810T on the list

  2. I am REALLY torn between either one of these Acers (probably 1810T) or the Asus UL20A. I like the HDMI, the two-button click pad 4 GB ram and slightly bettter rated battery life of the 1810T, but the two year warranty and build quality of the Asus are also really attractive. Thoughts anyone?

    1. All things being equal I would personally go with the Asus, because it’s a faster system. However if money is a concern, the Acer is cheaper and build quality might be better as well. I’ve owned 2 Asus and 1 Acer netbook, I was surprised to see that the Acer seems to be a more solid and better looking system.

    2. Asus is not that great. My UL20’s Internet Explorer keeps on crashing.

      Just formatted. Only put Windows in it and Office 2007.

      Once you do updates, IE crashes every few minutes. Already formatted 5 times. I just put only the essential drivers.

      No idea why.

      Asus is really substandard

      1. Does it really take you 5 formats to realize thet your UNIT (not the MODEL) is faulty? Sh!t happens, you got a dud, exchange it for another unit and see if you’re getting constant crashes. Also – who in their right mind uses IE?

        1. Don’t think its faulty. Otherwise, why does it only crash when you do updates?

          I doubt its hardware. I have statred using Firefox and it works perfectly.

          So, its just IE and Asus hardware. Maybe Asus launched the UL20 without doing relevant tests as to its compatibility to Win 7

          1. I beg to disagree with your opinion of Asus. I purchased a Win 7 ASUS eee netbook for my daughter (which I maintain) and it is an excellent machine. Likewise I have an HP desktop running XP that crashes IE everytime I try to open it. The problem is Microsoft’s software not the hardware.

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