The Bottom Line This thin-and-light is inexpensive, and it has some unique features, but its design limitations and skimpy Web support make it a middling bargain at best. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Not bad for any notebook, especially one that’s this small and light. When I started looking for a laptop, I was planning to record and edit video in the field directly onto a hard drive. Visit our network of sites: The LCD itself is not particularly bright or razor sharp, but it is definitely usable.

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Formerly known as Sotec, the 3105 changed their name to Averatec in Aprilcoinciding with the launch of their latest generation of thin and light notebooks.

This does preclude any upgrading of the wireless gear later on, as well as preventing the use of an additional antenna, but these are relatively minor concerns.

At the very front of the computer there is also a headphone and mic jack, along with a volume knob.

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This is the price excluding shipping and handling fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past. I was surprised how cool the ran most of the time. Not bad for any notebook, especially one that’s this small and light.


Avedatec the lid requires a bit of heft, and is steadily held in place when you let go of it, no matter what angle you release it. Ultra-light subnotebooks are not speed demons compared to their full-sized counterparts. To test out the processor speed, I used a program called Super Pi to calculate to two million digits of accuracy. This is excellent design, unless you prefer the cable-less look to the annoyance of having to flip around or lean over your machine to plug something into it.

Post them in our Discussion Forum! Memory is expandable to megs, which should satisfy most users. Laptop Replacement Keyboards for Averatec. Visit our network of sites: Some nice features in a small package with a reasonable price tag. You may also like. Remember this is a slower machine. I plugged it in, XP recognized it, problem solved.

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This is due to the processor running at full speed when running off of the battery, which aberatec cannot throttle down contrary to the whole point of using a mobile processor. Thelike many slim laptops, offers only a single CardBus—a. That could be a little bit of an annoyance—see my nit about the location of the USB ports.

As previously mentioned, the headphone and mic ports lie in the front, while no ports at all are in the back. Visit our network of sites: I debated, read some reviews, got clearance from my loving wife and dove in!


I found the touchpad on the to be rather flakey.

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Another cool upgrade is to add a DVD burner. Towards the rear on aveeratec side is the attachment point for a security lock. In other respects, these two models are identical. Conclusion The overall feel of the is very solid. No ratings or reviews yet.

The other is that the LCD has a very wide horizontal viewing angle, but a very narrow vertical angle. The metal has a matte finish bordering on brushed aluminum.

The small company, formerly known as Sotec, is shipping a thin-and-light laptop, the series, that provides a unique case design and a cool scroll-button setup. With the former, you have a choice of either a 30GB or a 40GB hard drive.

The stereo speakers built into either side of the chassis are not the greatest quality, but on par for laptop speakers.

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