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Acer Aspire One A150-Aw Netbook, Linpus Linux Lite version, 1GB DDR2 RAM, 120GB HD (Seashell White)

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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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  • Acer Aspire One A150 Netbook
  • Seashell White Design
  • 8.9" Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD
  • Operating System: Linpus™ Linux® Lite version
  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270
  • Memory: 1GB RAM (2*512MB Configuration)
  • Storage: 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
  • 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.S040A.074
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions33.5 x 21.8 x 10.9 cm
Item model numberAcer Aspire One Netbook (LU.S040A.074)
Screen Size8.9 inches
Processor TypeAtom N270
Processor Count1
RAM Size1 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size120 GB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Operating SystemLinux
Lithium Battery Energy Content71 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight450 grams
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells8
Number of Lithium Metal Cells1
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 51,038 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available30 Jun 2008
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Product 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 1GB of RAM, a built-in WiFi connection and expandable memory upto 4 gigabytes.

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little machine 5 Dec 2008
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I ordered one of these for my mum's birthday, going for the Linux version over Windows XP purely for the difference in price (I can always install XP later, a fairly simple task for me). The machine was booted up and on the internet within about 3 minutes, which is the fastest out of the box set up I've ever seen.

As far as software goes, it has almost everything you need for web browsing, msn, email, documents etc, and the interface is easy to use. I would say that it needs Skype and a different media player installed (the pre loaded one can't play DivX encoded video). This is where the choice of operating system is important - if you are NOT technically minded, familiar with Linux, or don't have someone who can install new stuff for you, GET THE XP VERSION. Installing new software on the Linpus Linux is a pain, generally requiring use of the command line, and I would say that the version installed by Acer is aimed at people who don't want to do much more than what the present applications cater for.

The hardware is lightweight but feels fairly sturdy, and looks really nice too. The keyboard is fine for every day use, but the trackpad may take a little getting used to as the buttons are situated at either side rather than underneath. The screen is crisp and clear, no dead pixels, and the VGA output still looks decent on my 32" TV. The built in camera and mic work great (tested with Skype), and the speaker sound quality is fine for general use although a little lacking in bass (remember, it's a netbook!!). My only real gripe would be battery life - the 3 cell battery provided only lasts for 2-2.5 hours, but it also charges up pretty quickly.

Overall I'd say its a great little machine, very cute and dinky looking, incredibly light weigh, easy to use and definitely suited to its purpose.
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61 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent buy, would recommend 4 Nov 2008
I decided I wanted a smaller lighter laptop than the one I had already and was debating whether to go for Linux version or XP which I was more familiar with.
Decided to take a chance and have been well impressed with the simplicity of Linux interface. Very easy to configure wireless network and email accounts which were my biggest concern! It comes fully loaded with all the basic applications - I'm a new convert to OpenOffice after using it on the Acer Aspire One. Its fab, does everything I need it for and even fits in my handbag! A great peace of kit - Would highly recommend!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent little machine 3 July 2009
I bought this netbook on Thursday 25th June 2009. Included in the box is the netbook itself, mains charger (with UK plug, of course), a sleeve/slip-case for the netbook (which you don't often get included with a netbook; nice surprise), the battery (which is a 3-cell battery, good for about 2-3 hours on a full charge), assorted manuals and warranty information, and a recovery DVD you can use to restore the machine to its original configuration if you ever need to.

The netbook is incredibly light (even with the battery attached), and runs only slightly warm when in active use - nowhere near the heat generated by a full-size laptop. The screen (glossy) is very bright and clear, and everyone I know who has bought one has not encountered any dead/stuck pixels. The native resolution of the screen is 1024x600, which is a little bigger vertically than some other similar-sized netbooks like the Mini 9.

The included operating system is Linpus Linux Lite, which is a cut-down distribution based on Fedora 8. It includes various standard apps including Firefox (2.x, but you can readily install 3.x pre-packaged for this netbook from Acer's own site, or get it yourself if you're comfortable doing so), OpenOffice and so forth. Linpus boots very quickly; I'd say about 15 seconds at most. Closing the screen of course puts the netbook into suspend/sleep mode, from which it can be awakened by pressing any key. You're entirely free to put another operating system onto the machine, a process you should find very straightforward. Windows XP runs brilliantly on it, Windows Vista runs tolerably well, the current beta version of Windows 7 is surprisingly smooth too, and if you prefer Linux when I can recommend the "Netbook Remix" version of Ubuntu, or whatever your preferred distribution is.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars does what it says on the box 28 Feb 2009
this little machine is exactly what I wanted with just one or two proviso's. Speed is great hardware great the small screen is brilliant quality, and the keyboard perfectly useable (for us single finger typists. I've added a six cell battery which gives me nearly five hours of use' this should be standard. Open office is missing the database and I have not found a linux base yet! I need this to be able to maintain my website, which is MS Access driven. I fanyone has found one let me know. A big advantage is that the aspire one mail system does not remove emails from the server, so I can check emails on the move but still receive a copy on my work or home computer. Dont buy one if you have heavy computing needs and use MS XP if you want to run lots of software, but for surfing and email on the move this machine is great
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolute wonder! 16 Jan 2009
If you are looking for the most portable yet powerful device that could bootup in no time and could run all basic applications including internet, go for Acer's Aspire One A150 notebook - linux version.

Having linux is not a defect but a boon indeed. Yes, i think Acer has optimised its linplus OS especially for netbooks, which addresses most of the issues which Microsoft Xp or any other OS fails to.

Intel's Atom's performance certainly exceeds your expectations streaming the videos real quick!

Thanks Intel and Acer for such a lovely product. Its a true value for money.

Finally, thanks Amazon for selling this product line at the most competitive price.
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Published on 13 April 2012 by pancho87
4.0 out of 5 stars Hardware OK, installed software poor
I've tried Linux before so wasn't afraid to buy this version, though many Windows users might be put off if this is their first experience of a Linux-based system. Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2011 by J. Clark
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible product, Terrible support.
Shortly after buying this product it would not load up- i kept getting left with an acer statup screen. Read more
Published on 24 Jan 2010 by Mr. M. Arbuthnot
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value but XP is easier
Excellent value - this has the Linux Op system - not as easy as XP but still usable. I'll have to install XP as Im not nerdy / knowledgable to use Linux.
Published on 9 Oct 2009 by Mr. P. Mendes Da Costa
4.0 out of 5 stars Great little netbook
I already have a desktop PC, but wanted a small laptop mainly for surfing the internet when I'm out and about. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2009 by Ms. A. Witton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good netbook. very well priced
I brought this item and installed xp. its a lovely netbook and have all requirements needed for my daughter for school.
Published on 17 Aug 2009 by Mr. R. Hathway
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding netbook
Outstanding value, replaced the Limpus OS with Ubuntu and it runs a dream. Expansys service was great, delivered with a couple of days.
Published on 15 Aug 2009 by Constant Spending
5.0 out of 5 stars Great purchase
Very pleased with this purchase.
Fast delivery - ordered around midnight on a Thursday evening and received the machine on saturday morning. Read more
Published on 11 Aug 2009 by M. LEE
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