Acer’s previous offering, the Aspire One D260 we reviewed, was overpriced, considering it only had a 3G SIM card slot as a special feature. The current LT23 by Acer Gateway has standard specifications but is it any better than the D260? Let’s find out.
So what can you do?
Design and Build Quality
Neat looking LT23
Speaking of the insides, the keyboard is not spaced out well enough for comfortable typing. The keys are clustered and you’ll end up pressing the wrong ones a bit too often. Adding to that problem is the space between the trackpad and the keyboard. An average user always has the thumbs resting a little below the keyboard. Unfortunately, over here your thumbs are likely to touch the trackpad and in turn the cursor goes haywire. Personally speaking, conventional labeling on the keyboard would also look a lot better unlike the current labeling which looks a little cheap.
Good trackpad but clustered layout
The trackpad is very responsive and you won’t have to struggle too much to use it. Plus it has multigesture which supports Circular-motion scrolling, Pinch-action zoom, and Page flip. However, the single mouse button design doesn’t go too well with users who are accustomed to having two separate buttons.
Ports and connectivity options? Check!
So it's quite apparent that the Acer Gateway doesn’t have any cool or awesome features to boast of, but what about the performance it offers?
Apart from benchmarks, the battery life of the LT23 matches that of a standard netbook with about 5 hours and 10 minutes which is obviously a good thing. Not only the battery life, the netbook’s display screen also functions very well. Viewing angles are quite comfortable although it wont be the best from a very wide angle.
Acer Gateway LT23 Netbook - Brings Nothing New to the Table
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