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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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  • 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
BrandAcer
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions24.9 x 17 x 2.9 cm
Item model numberAcer Aspire One Netbook (LU.S040A.074)
ColorWhite
Screen Size8.9 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeAtom
Processor Count1
RAM Size1 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR2 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size120 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionMobile Intel 945GSE
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports3
Operating SystemLinux
Average Battery Life (in hours)3 hours
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
ASINB001BZ924I
Best Sellers Rank 117,666 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 Kg
Date First Available30 Jun. 2008
  
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Product Description

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

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

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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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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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So it looks like Paul "VideoNerd's" review was about Linux and not The A150. This is the problem these days where people are too quick to complain, I mean 1 star?
The Linux version of this Netbook is not so hot unless you A) Know about and have the patience to use it, B) You want to save a bit of money.
Paul mentions poor battery life at around 1hr, doesn't give the whole picture and the machine locking up often. I'm not sure about the Linux version but under XP you get around 2 hrs of internet browsing. As for the screen, you knew about the resolution before you purchased it right? So don't complain about it. A 1024x600 screen won't show you a full web page so you will have to scroll. If you thought different then you shouldn't have a computer at all. By the way, I hooked mines up to my 42" HDTV and played Need For Speed smoothly at full 1920x1080 which I was NOT expecting. So far mines has not locked up, maybe that's due to me using the more reliable and more stable XP. I don't know what he means about the recovery disc, one comes bundled with it and even to make one you don't need another computer.

Let's move on to D.E. Smyth. You can't download on it, are you sure? Maybe YOU can't download on it but I can. Maybe by download you mean there's no optical drive to install anything. Do people not research things before they buy them? Get an external DVD player. You all seem to forget that this is a cut-down laptop, anything missing is intentional although the only thing missing IS a DVD drive. It's for carrying around easily when out or on holiday. You can use it to connect to people back home, finish your documents or use it for whatever. If you need to install stuff, do that at home. If you can't download on it then there's something wrong with YOU!
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Committing to any electrical or mechanical device these days seems to entail putting your whole value-belief system out there for folk to sneer at. Moreover, given how much I tend to spend on PC magazines ensuring I don't make an expensive mistake, I might've had enough to go buy a MacBook Air. Heck, a Porsche 911 Turbo. But thanks to all reviewers on all forums hither and yon for turning me into a spontaneous conspicious Acer consumer and hang what anyone thinks. I'm still beaming.

My 6yr old Multivision 17in 3.5kg XP laptop became my partner's property this afternoon, while I loitered impatiently in Tesco deciding on Linux v XP, 8Gb Flash v 120Gb HD. Sorry Amazon, you got the books order earlier this week, but Tesco came in £1.99 cheaper in the end and I couldn't wait: guy fetched the white one from the stockroom.

In the final analysis, HD/Linux won out and even though I've had the A150-Aw for all of three hours, I gotta say this is one impressive (light) piece of kit. Surprise gift straight out the box: battery was holding 90% charge implying 1:56hrs playtime remaining so fun ensued. My laptop use is predominantly PowerPoint/Video editing for training purposes, so as my XDA Orbit handles the email, calendar and note scribbling, I couldn't justify like for like replacement costs for my hefty Multivision. Key issue for me was faster and lighter the better. Irony is, I spent most of the last few months agonising about switching to an iPhone 3G at higher cost. Guess my Apple yearnings will have to wait, the Acer for £248 was just too good to ignore. So, it's Open Office Impress v PowerPoint let battle commence, can always drop in M$ if needed, XP and Office - the 120Gb HD will allow that.
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