Here’s a quick comparison of my beloved Acer 1810TZ-4174 and the new Apple Macbook Air 11″:
|Acer 1810TZ||Macbook Air 11″ (new)|
|SD card slot||Yes!||No*|
|Flash memory||256MB**||64MB or 128MB|
|price||$550 + $580 = $1130***||$999 or $1199|
* This is probably a deal breaker for me. I take a lot of photographs and being able to download them and quickly upload them online, all without any extra hardware is an important use case for me.
** I bought and replaced the 340GB drive that came with my Acer 1810TZ-4174 with a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). My netbook isn’t instant on, but everything is definitely faster with the SSD.
*** cost of the base laptop + cost of the Crucial RealSSD C300 that I bought to replace the built-in hard drive.