A netbook is NOT a laptop. Do not confuse this. I'm running into people that say things like "STAY AWAY From the acers, they are cheap and not worth your money".
I own the 8.9 inch Acer with the larger battery and under use it gets 4 solid hours. Yes the reviews showed double that but by now you know to take a review's hours and halve that for reality.
I would never use my netbook in place of a laptop for "work." That would have me calling it junk.
I have looked over and over at both of these netbooks. I like the asus because of it's battery life, 10.5 hours and it feels good under your hands but then i go look at the acer netbooks and if i go down in price a bit i can get either the Acer Aspire One AOD150-1240 , which only has about a 4 hour battery life for around $270 or the acer AO751h-1145 with the 11.6 screen for around $348 and it comes with more harddrive, more ram and windows vista and the keyboard is very similar to the asus. plus the asus runs about $380. but is the Asus worth that in comparison? this is my dilimma? which is the better brand? i have had people tell me STAY AWAY From the acers, they are cheap and not worth your money, while others tell me for the use i need, which is writing, saving to flash drive and connecting to internet on the road, it will be fine, no need to go the extra money, but i don't want to spend the less money and make the mistake i can't take back. Everywhere you go now if you open it, they charge you a restocking fee if you take it back so if you buy it you better be very sure you will like it! so if anyone has suggestions to make, Please, give me some feedback. Should i just go with the Acer, save my money and later on get a laptop to make up for any shortcomings i have, or just go for a Asus and will that do the job i'm looking for more so than the acer in the longer run? I welcome any advice? thanks!