Acer 8.9" Netbook Atom 1.60GHz 512MB 120GB Card Reader WiFi Webcam USB Linpus FREE 1GB RAM - HotUKDeals
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Bleary eyed me thinks this looks quite good this morning. Mind you I havent had coffee yet. If it's rubbish I'm sure you'll let me know, just no shouting, bit delicate OK!
No idea on delivery, looks like you would have to buy one to find out.

Operating System

Linpus Linux® Lite version


Intel® Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)

Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset (DDR2 400/533 MHz)

Mobile Intel® 82801GBM Chipset

Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

System memory

Single channel with onboard SDRAM and one soDIMM slot

DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM memory interface design

Onboard SDRAM: 512 MB

soDIMM slot: Supports 512 MB/1 GB soDIMMs for total system memory of up to 1.5 GB


8.9" WSVGA high-brightness (typical 180-nit) Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution

LED backlight

262,000 colors supported


NAND flash module or hard disk drive for internal storage

NAND flash module: 8GB

Hard disk drive: 2.5" 9.5 mm 120 GB

Storage expansion: SD Card reader

Multi-in-1 card reader


High-definition audio support

Two built-in stereo speakers

MS-Sound compatible

Built-in digital microphone


Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting 0.3 megapixel resolution

WLAN: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology

LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet

WWAN: UMTS/HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) at 850/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), upgradeable to 7.2 Mb/s HSDPA and 2 Mb/s HSUPA (for 3G models)
Supports receiver diversity and equalizes at 2100 MHz

Dimensions and weight

249 (W) x 170 (D) x 29 (H) mm (9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14 inches) for SKUs with NAND flash module and 3-cell battery pack
249 (W) x 195 (D) x 36 (H) mm (9.8 x 6.7 x 1.42 inches) for SKUs with hard disk drive and 6-cell battery pack
995 g (2.19 lbs.) for SKUs with NAND flash module and 3-cell battery pack
1.26 kg (2.78 lbs.) for SKUs with hard disk drive and 6-cell battery pack

Color choices

Sapphire Blue

Seashell White

Golden Brown

Coral Pink


30 W adapter with power cord

24 W 2200 mAh 3-cell Li-ion battery pack

57 W 2600 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery pack

Up to 3-hour battery life for SKUS with 3-cell battery pack

Up to 7-hour battery life for SKUS with 6-cell battery pack

Special keys and controls

84-key keyboard with 1.6 mm (minimum) key travel

Touchpad pointing device with two buttons

12 function keys, four cursor keys, one Windows® key for Windows® XP Home or one Home key for Linpus Linux® Lite version, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support

Power button with LED

Easy-access switches with LED: WLAN, WWAN

I/O ports

Multi-in-1 card reader

SD Card reader for storage expansion

Three USB 2.0 ports

External display (VGA) port

Headphone/speaker/line-out jack

Microphone-in jack

Ethernet (RJ-45) port

DC-in jack for AC adapter


Linpus Linux® Lite version:

OpenOffice 2.3

Aspire one Mail


Acer eRecovery Management

Acer Launch Manager

Adobe® Reader®

McAfee® Internet Security Suite 60-day trial version

Microsoft® Office Trial 2007


Carrying bag

Additional battery

External hard disk drive

External optical disk drive


One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)

RAM Technical Specifications



Memory Type
1x 1GB

DDR2 PC2-5300





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Not bad, but the same model still available from Comet for 170 incl P%P. The extra 1 GB memory can be had for a few quid.
Not bad, but the same model still available from Comet for 170 incl P%P. The extra 1 GB memory can be had for a few quid.

Cr*p deal then. Gonna expire it.
[size=3]Upgrading RAM[/SIZE]
Currently, all available models of the Acer Aspire (regardless of colour, HDD/SSD, 512Mb/1Gb RAM) have 512Mb hard-soldered on to the motherboard with only one available DDR2 SO-DIMM slot. There is a limit of 1Gb in that slot and so that means you can only have a maximum of 1.5Gb of total RAM. With the 1Gb Aspires, there is already a 512MB stick present in the slot and so you would waste a 512Mb stick in order to replace it with 1Gb one.

[SIZE="1"]Some say that it's possible to put a 2Gb stick in the slot and just end up with 2Gb total rather than 2.5Gb. However, others say that this is not possible due to a limitation ASUS has put on the BIOS that they supply, which results in non-booting. The Intel chipset in use would normally support 2Gb but it is Asus that have blocked us users from being able to do so. If anyone has any links showing that a 2Gb stick does actually work and the AAOne can boot then please feel free to share the link (^_^)[/SIZE]

[size=3]Add more disk space with SSD models[/SIZE]
The SSD drive present in all Aspire Ones are 1.8inch IDE form factor and so can ony be upgraded with another SSD or normal HDD of the 1.8inch variety. The more common size is the 2.5inch and this will NOT physically fit inside the case of the Aspire One.

[SIZE="3"]Add more disk space with HDD models[/SIZE]
In the HDD models, the drive in use is a standard 2.5inch SATA type, much like those used in modern day notebooks and even the PS3. The underside of the casing on these models is different in that there is a *very* slight bulge in order to accomodate the slightly larger form factor. You can replace the drive with another 2.5inch SATA HDD drive of larger capacity or go for an aftermarket SSD if you want to spend as much (or more) on that than you did on the Aspire one itself :-D

[size=3]How easy is it to do any of the above?[/SIZE]
Not very. There are no easy to access compartments underneath the Aspire One to upgrade either the RAM or the HDD/SSD. If you want an idea of how far you need to go to do anything inside the Aspire One then have a quick scroll through this...

[size=3]The other method of adding more disk space[/SIZE]
The Aspire One has two Secure-Digital slots, one on the left hand side and one on the right. The one on the left can be used to expand the storage already present on the Aspire One, regardless of whether it's the SSD or the HDD model. Insert an SD card into that slot and the available space will be combined with what's already available. Eg your SSD is down to 4Gb free and you added a 16Gb empty SDHC card. Your total available space then jumps up to 20Gb! I haven't actually used this feature myself yet so I can't say for sure how the OS decided where the files should go first, fill up the SSD/HDD first and then overflow to the SDHC or some kind of mix.

This was in comet when I went there today. Decided a better dealwas the same netbook with xp for £200, works fine.

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