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Acer Aspire One A110-Ab Netbook, Linpus Linux Lite version, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 8GB NAND Flash (Sapphire Blue)

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  • Acer Aspire One A150 Netbook
  • Sapphire Blue Design
  • 8.9" Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD
  • Operating System: Linpus Linux Lite version
  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270
  • Memory: 512MB RAM (1*512MB Configuration)
  • Storage: 8GB NAND flash module
  • Connectivity: Wireless LAN b/g, LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
  • Webcam: Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam
  • I/O Interfaces: 3 * USB PortsPort, 5-in-1 card reader (SD), (MMC), (RS-MMC), (MS), (MS PRO), (xD), SD™ Card reader for storage Expansion
  • Battery Pack: 3 Cell (3 Hours Battery Life)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LU.S030A.096
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight998 g
Product Dimensions33 x 21 x 10.4 cm
Item model numberAcer Aspire One Netbook (LU.S030A.096)
Screen Size8.9 inches
Processor TypeAtom
Processor Count1
RAM Size512 MB
Hard Drive Size8 GB
Operating SystemWindows XP Home
Lithium Battery Energy Content2200 milliamp_hours
Lithium Battery Weight695 grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 65,362 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.1 Kg
Date First Available30 Jun 2008

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

The Acer Aspire One is a stylish and ultra mobile netbook, ideal for surfing the web, doing emails and messenger as well as basic computing functions like writing letters and doing simple spreadsheets. With its stunning 8.9 inch screen with built in webcam, 95% keyboard and unique yet intuitive interface, you will find the Aspire One a pleasure to use. Want one? Aspire One!

portable Ultra-portable
Weighing less than 1KG* and with dimensions that are smaller than the average diary, the Aspire One is fits into the palm of your hands, making it simple to carry by hand or even in a handbag.

Unique Aspire One Interface

One of the neatest features of the Aspire One is the unique operating system which is created on Linux Linplus. This simple-to-use system is based on clear icons, similar to a mobile phone system, which are launched by simply clicking on them, which makes it intuitive to use and simple to master.

Linplus Linux
Your primary interface is separated into 4 clear segments, Connect, Work, Fun and Files that combine to give you access to a whole host of tools to ensure you make the most of your mobility.

Connect Connect:
The Aspire One puts your favourite communication programs right on the home screen so you’re ready to connect to the web, email or chat on messenger within seconds of turning it on.

Work Work
For people who want to stay productive on the move, the Work section on the Aspire One has built in software that allows you to do everything from writing letters and doing basic spreadsheets to running a presentation. In the work section you can also access your contacts list, a calculator and a notes pad, giving you the flexibility you need.

Fun Fun
What would life be like without some fun? Whether it is watching a movie, listening to music or playing one of the exciting games already installed, the Aspire One will keep you entertained on the go.

Files Files
The files section of the interface gives you the ability to copy, share or access your files and folders simply and logically ensuring you are always in control.

Design Stylish Design
The Aspire One is an elegant and stylish netbook that features a stunning gloss cover in either seashell white or sapphire blue colours, so you can pick the version that suits your style and your personality.

Easy to Use Easy to Use
One of the key aspects to any Netbook is the keyboard size, too small and you can’t use it properly, too big and the whole system needs to be made bigger. Acer has managed to get a 95% keyboard into its 8.9 inch netbook, one of the largest for the size, making this netbook a pleasure to type on. 

Connectivity Connectivity
Connectivity is vital with a netbook, both to the internet and to other devises. For strong internet connectivity Acer has both wired and wireless internet connectivity options. To connect to other devises there are 3 USB ports as well as VGA output and sharing data between devises is easy with the built in multicard reader.


*on the Aspire One with 8GB SDD memory

Product Description

The Aspire one is more than just another ultra-mobile notebook: it's an all-new communication device designed to deliver continuous access to the internet and a simplified wireless experience no matter where you are. The Aspire one was designed to get you online in no time at all and thanks to the LinpusTM Linux® Lite operating system, start up and shut down times are reduced to the minimum. With the Aspire one running on Linux environment, the simplicity continues with the intuitive and specifically optimized software interface. Acer's Aspire One is equipped with an Intel Atom processor, specially designed for low-cost UMPC's, and runs on both Linux and Windows. Other features include an 8.9-inch screen, from 512 megabytes of RAM, a built-in WiFi connection and expandable memory upto 4 gigabytes.

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234 of 240 people found the following review helpful By T-bone on 22 July 2008
I have had my aspire one for a few days now, and I am really pleased with it.
I bought this particular model as I needed a super portable laptop that was light and easy to use. The acer aspire one fits the bill perfectly.
The computer is so small and light that I can put it in my bag and take it anywhere with me, and the battery easily lasts 3 hours when I am out and aboout. Although the keyboard is small, it is not too small, it is still very functional and easy to type on. the keys are all spaced apart and have bevelled edges and I have not really ahd any difficulties using it, as this was one of my concerns. the only kepboard based criticism is that the quotation marks key and the at symbol are the wrong way round! however as I have used a macbook pro this was not really an issue. basically 2 is at and ' is ", if that makes sense.
the touchpad is ok as well, a little jumpy at times, but i have simply purchased a cheap usb wireless mouse. it is probably worth pointing out that I have a little trouble with most touchpads, not just this one.
the speakers are good too, i have had no trouble when listening to anything.
the linux operating system is also great - i was a little worried as I had never used linux before, but the open office software looks so similar to microsoft that I cannot imagine anyone would struggle with it, and everything I have saved so far has been compatible with my mac and my pc. the interface is pleasant and easy to navigate and the processor is suprisingly quick.
likewise, surfing the net is easy, there have been no problems there.
all in all this is a great little computer, and does everything i needed it to - web cam, skype, messenger, internet, email, and open office.
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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. J. MacKenzie on 22 Sep 2008
I bought the blue aspire with the 8gb SSD for my GF as an addition to a normal laptop.

I am so impressed with it.
The screen is superb, the thing is so light and the keyboard great to type on even with my man-sized hands.

Apart from these obvious features, the best thing about this is the operating system.

I'm a professional UNIX SA working with Sun Solaris and RHEL, and I bought an asus701 a few months back with the xandros o/s on it.
Well this Linpus o/s is sooooo much better. It is cleaner, faster and the included apps work far better.

Most people say the thing wrong with Linux is that in comparison to MSWindows, Linux does not work as well for multimedia applications, but this OS is better. Not just a little better, but way better than Windows or the xandros version on the asus, it's even easier and cleaner to use than Ubuntu!

If you want something fast, quiet, light, with a superb OS then don't even think about it, get the Acer Aspire one, but get the SSD version as the battery lasts longer and it is faster too.

The only things and yes there are 2 things I don't like, are:

1. There is no sleeve/case supplied with the machine, which is just ridiculous.

2. The power supply is the same size as a standard laptop, which means there is more to lug about with you, whereas the asus has the lovely little plug sized one.

Apart from those two points, this is by far the best "netbook" on the market.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By David Miller on 12 Nov 2008
There's no question that the AA1 is an excellent little computer and the Linpus Lite OS that runs on this version does a good job, provided you follow the instructions on the Aspire One user forum (Google it) and switch it to the more advanced mode. That way, you'll be able to install useful software like Skype and VLC. Its biggest problem is that you can't easily make backups of your installation just in case it all goes pear shaped (accidents can happen). Sure, you can create a recovery drive on a USB stick and re-install the OS from there, but that's going back to the original installation without any of the updates or software that YOU installed before the crash! On the plus side, the Linux is a very stable OS (unlike Windows), so problems are unlikely to arise with normal use. Don't, however, be fooled by Acer's assertion that you can expand the SSD (boot) drive with an SD card. There is a slot for this, but although it gives the impression of expanding the internal drive, Linpus still requires space on the boot drive for software installations and file handling and will slow to a crawl if it runs out of space (easily done). My advice is to avoid this route and store your files on inexpensive memory sticks. Other than that, stick to simple stuff like email, web browsing and using the excellent free OpenOffice software and you can't go wrong.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Phillips on 3 Sep 2008
I was replacing an Acer Aspire 7100 (a 17" widescreen monster) which I used for taking to co-los and doing mostly linux sysadmin work. There was an unfortunate accident involving its screen and the corner of my coffee table - yeah, there were some tears :(

Anyway... You may think that the Acer Aspire One is an odd choice but it's fantastic. It's a perfect size for slipping into my rucksack and using it in remote locations, on the sofa, in a meeting, in the car (no, not while driving!).

I didn't fancy paying the premium for having Windows or having the additional weight of a 120GB HDD, so I went for the Linux one with 512MB RAM and an 8GB SSD.

I spent a bit of time looking into alternative Operating Systems as I wanted a little more functionality and eye-candy than the default OS it ships with. I have installed Ubuntu 8.04.1 via a bootable USB flash stick. All this was made so simple by the great documentation from the helpful and very active Ubuntu community: [...]

I also note that there is a product linked from Amazon (a sponsored link no less), which may help others do the same: [...] talk about handing it to you on a plate!

I'm also using some other funky bits and bobs intended to make best use of the cute little screen (btw, it's a great crytal clear and bright screen), with Ubuntu Netbook Remix: [...] (if you aren't bowled over by the video on that page, there's something wrong with you).

I found some very comprehensive video guides out there on The Internet, on how to add an additional 1GB of RAM. It's not for the faint-hearted but neither is it actually difficult - believe me ;)

It's worth noting that PC World / Dixons are selling this model for just under £200.
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