Funny thing is I'd installed MX14 for him on the netbook but never tested it out myself.
Well I can safely say that it works very well. Sure, the Atom CPU isn't the fastest and the RAM is only 1 GB, but I've had absolutely no problems with it and battery life is excellent, with Firefox (2 - 3 tabs), Libreoffice and pdf documents opened.
I worked a total of about 4.5 hours on it this morning and there was still about 20+% of battery life left. I had a break in between, for breakfast and the suspend function worked fine when I shut the lid.
Disclaimer: The Acer is fitted with a 3rd party larger battery because the original battery died. But still....
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$ inxi -F System: Host: mx14 Kernel: 3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 Distro: MX-14 Symbiosis 24 March 2014 Machine: System: Acer product: AOHAPPY2 v: V1.03 Mobo: Acer model: JE06_PT Bios: INSYDE v: V1.03 date: 04/20/2011 CPU: Dual core Intel Atom N570 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB clock speeds: max: 1666 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz 3: 1000 MHz 4: 1666 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor D4xx/D5xx/N4xx/N5xx Integrated Graphics Controller Display Server: X.Org 1.12.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: email@example.com GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel IGD x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 8.0.5 Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: ALSA v: k3.16.0-0.bpo.4-686-pae Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169 IF: eth0 state: down mac: e8:9a:8f:0f:73:0e Card-2: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k IF: wlan0 state: up mac: ec:55:f9:ac:a3:64 Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (3.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54502 size: 250.1GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 7.1G used: 3.9G (58%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7 ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.36GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 143 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 382.5/995.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.16