Acer Aspire One A110-Ab Netbook Linux, 512MB RAM, 8GB Flash Drive Delivered £166.63 @ AmazonUK - HotUKDeals
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Using the VAT code saves an extra £3.63, this comes down to £166.63. (delivered)

If you don't know what the Aspire One is, go and try one in curry's or comet. I happen to love the linux OS, but not for everyone. The 120Gb HDD is only £30 more, but I just wanted mine as a portable internet device.

Mine works well with my Huawei wireless 3g dongle, with drivers from the Live Update from Acer.

The best advice for tweaks I found was a website called macles.blogspot.com.
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#1
Hot from me, although I'm after something a bit bigger.

I like linux too, although it took some getting used to.

The only reason to have windows is for a 3g iphone itunes sync imo.

Anyone a bit dubious could always try it first

http://www.linpus.com/download.php

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

Opensource is the way forward. Credit crunch, recession? but we still are happy to pay a significant contribution to a filthy rich company just because we are used to using windows!
#2
Hot from me too. Already got one and good for what it is.
#3
got the 120gb linux version - i'm very pleased with mine - this is a steal!! hot
#4
Was going for one of these in PCWorld (£179.00), I glad I didn't now. Off to Amazon.
#5
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#6
can you install xp on the linux version? Or do you have to buy the windows version? Not to keen on the restricted OS =/ Great deal though! voted hot
#7
if you have the appropriate licence you can install any OS - it'll boot from a usb key
#8
Awesome! shall look into getting one =]
#9
How does this compare to eeePC 701?
#10
Acer Aspire One A110L White N270 512MB 8GB 8.9" Net Book is £179 at tesco direct atm http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.204-6391.aspx . Also there are some £13 vouchers floating around in this thread here: http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/280300/showthread.php?t=280300&page=2 and since delivery if free for orders over £50, this works out as £166 (+ clubcard points!)
#11
I really would like one of these with 3G; built-in would be preferred. Anyone know how long I'll have to wait for one with built-in 3G in the UK?
#12
adaviyya
How does this compare to eeePC 701?


This Acer has a bigger screen / keyboard plus more HD space. I have an eeePC 701 and actually really like it because it is so small / compact :thumbsup:
#13
DJ Dunk;3589785
I really would like one of these with 3G; built-in would be preferred. Anyone know how long I'll have to wait for one with built-in 3G in the UK?


There will be a whole load of them soon, but you'll need a 6 cell battery min.
#14
Please help, want a laptop 4 my 7year old, 2 play games on net while brother playing footy!, 2 watch dvd's, put a few pics on, maybe 3hours battery, not asking 4 much, can anyone help, would this be suitable. Looked at a lot of deals on this site, but don't really know what I'm looking 4!
#15
lisaclare
Please help, want a laptop 4 my 7year old, 2 play games on net while brother playing footy!, 2 watch dvd's, put a few pics on, maybe 3hours battery, not asking 4 much, can anyone help, would this be suitable. Looked at a lot of deals on this site, but don't really know what I'm looking 4!


Perhaps you need one that will let you type common words like "for" and "to" without resorting to the number keys ;)

I'm only teasing. This laptop/netbook isn't really ideal for games, it's more just 4 surfing the net. Should be ok for watching films, but only downloaded ones, as this doesn't have a DVD player on it. Not sure the battery life would stretch to 3 hours though.
#16
This doesn't have an optical drive (CD/DVD).
#17
lisaclare
Please help, want a laptop 4 my 7year old, 2 play games on net while brother playing footy!, 2 watch dvd's, put a few pics on, maybe 3hours battery, not asking 4 much, can anyone help, would this be suitable. Looked at a lot of deals on this site, but don't really know what I'm looking 4!


you can't play dvd on it, 3 hours battery also seems a lot :).What is your budget ?
#18
If only these things didn't have ridiculous battery life for their purpose :(
#19
heat added
#20
Good price!

Looking to get something similar for my 9 year old daughter. She only uses msn, a bit of web browsing, she also plays those free online/website based games, think they use flash player or shockwave player. Just wondered if the Linux OS would allow her to play these?
#21
Mr Biggs
Good price!

Looking to get something similar for my 9 year old daughter. She only uses msn, a bit of web browsing, she also plays those free online/website based games, think they use flash player or shockwave player. Just wondered if the Linux OS would allow her to play these?


Should do although some of them may run with impaired performance, I'm talking the heavy ones.
#22
This seams to be a great price.

My mam has asked me to investigate netbooks for my dad. Will this run Open Office? Do they come with installed internet browsers? If so which is it?

What is the OS like for somebody who has never used anything but windows and is a bit of a technophobe? All he needs it for is surfing the net and doing word documents.

This seams to be the best of the bunch and a great price HOT HOT HOT!
#23
scrumpypaul
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That was for a limited time only and finished at the end of August.

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#24
The Mole
This seams to be a great price.

My mam has asked me to investigate netbooks for my dad. Will this run Open Office? Do they come with installed internet browsers? If so which is it?

What is the OS like for somebody who has never used anything but windows and is a bit of a technophobe? All he needs it for is surfing the net and doing word documents.

This seams to be the best of the bunch and a great price HOT HOT HOT!


It seems a good price but --- it has a poor battery life and I am sure your dad wont like it.
The Linux system will drive him crazy if he has only been used to Windows.

Good luck.
#25
JustExtreme
Should do although some of them may run with impaired performance, I'm talking the heavy ones.


Linux supports flash but it will be slower than on windows. Simple flash games will work ok but fancier ones won't work very well.
#26
krato
can you install xp on the linux version? Or do you have to buy the windows version? Not to keen on the restricted OS =/ Great deal though! voted hot


Why do people ALWAYS ask about putting XP on these things?

Why do you want to do that? The only thing XP can do that Linux can't is play games the majority of games, but you're not going to be doing that on a machine like this.
#27
The Mole;3590983
This seams to be a great price.

My mam has asked me to investigate netbooks for my dad. Will this run Open Office? Do they come with installed internet browsers? If so which is it?

What is the OS like for somebody who has never used anything but windows and is a bit of a technophobe? All he needs it for is surfing the net and doing word documents.

This seams to be the best of the bunch and a great price HOT HOT HOT!


As far as I'm aware it comes with open office installed, it comes with firefox installed too. The OS is very simple, might be difficult to install things if he's use to windows, but he probably wouldn't need to. It doesn't have a 'desktop' similar to windows, it has shortcuts on the "home page" for work, connect, play and files, should deffinately be ok for surfing the net and writing documents =] I think its very good for technophobes as it's really simple and straight forward! Go have a look in currys or other places that sell it then you can get an idea of what it's like.
#28
dean_brfc;3591455
Why do people ALWAYS ask about putting XP on these things?

Why do you want to do that? The only thing XP can do that Linux can't is play games the majority of games, but you're not going to be doing that on a machine like this.


Some people might prefer Windows to Linux (and the other way around), everyone has a different preference =] thats why they do 2 versions! Plus half of the programs I've needed to install on my friends acer aspire one hasn't worked on linux without installing and running it through Wine (and still some won't) I don't want to be a programmer to install a program! It's also a pain to do a lot of the updates for the media player (lots of installing just to get some basic popular codecs). The messenger version you get with it is a bit cr*p. I'll also add it doesn't come with network sharing out of the box, as far as I'm aware you can't share files over the network without messing about with it like crazy!

All of that is what I think, my personal preference, I've used both Linux and Windows and find them both ok just Windows is easier for me, my friend prefers linux on his. I hope it doesn't start a Windows vs Linux debate as that's not what I was wanting, just saying why I would prefer windows on it without having to pay the extra for the dearer version! For most people it will be fine! For internet browsing, and for writing documents etc.

That's why I asked =]
#29
im still holding out. might get one after christmas. Hot price though
#30
Hot!!

great little tool, heat added :)
#31
krato
can you install xp on the linux version? Or do you have to buy the windows version? Not to keen on the restricted OS =/ Great deal though! voted hot


Lol, this is funny, because it is Windows that is the restricted OS. Linux is open source so you can freely distribute it, copy it, modify it, do whatever you like with. Windows is locked down and treats you like a criminal every time you update the hardware in your machine. (But yes you can install it if you want. :thumbsup:)

As for the questions about will my XYZ be able to use Linux. The versions of Linux that come on a lot of netbooks is not a standard "desktop" interface where you have a start menu and what not. Instead they are more like a mobile phone where you select different programs using big bright and colourful menus. If anything it is 100X easier to use than Windows.

The downside is if you want to actually tinker with it and install new applications you will need to learn a new way of doing things. But that's all it is, a new way, its not harder, just different.
#32
belovedmonster;3591653
Lol, this is funny, because it is Windows that is the restricted OS. Linux is open source so you can freely distribute it, copy it, modify it, do whatever you like with. Windows is locked down and treats you like a criminal every time you update the hardware in your machine. (But yes you can install it if you want. :thumbsup:)

As for the questions about will my XYZ be able to use Linux. The versions of Linux that come on a lot of netbooks is not a standard "desktop" interface where you have a start menu and what not. Instead they are more like a mobile phone where you select different programs using big bright and colourful menus. If anything it is 100X easier to use than Windows.

The downside is if you want to actually tinker with it and install new applications, in that case you will need to learn a new way of doing things. But that's all it is, a new way, its not harder, just different.


If it wasn't restricted I'd be able to do what I want on it.. and seeing as I can't then to me its restricted! Sorry but.. again personal preference =] And I wasn't calling Linux restricted, I was calling the version that comes installed, linux limpus light.. it is restrictive out of the box, I shouldn't have to modify it, edit it, distribute it, I want it to do what I want to do without having to mess about with it and learn something completely new! Windows doesn't restrict what I want to do what so ever! Don't people understand that some people prefer things that other's don't!?
#33
Matt J
If only these things didn't have ridiculous battery life for their purpose :(


Get a Samsung NC10 netbook, and the battery life is 5-8 hours depending on settings. :thumbsup:
#34
krato
Don't people understand that some people prefer things that other's don't!?


I'm not in any way suggesting Window is not a valid alternative. It was just the choice of the word "restricted" to describe Linux was a funny one because it is the exact word often used to describe Windows and other proprietary software when people ask what the advantage of open source is.

Proprietary software restricts what you can and can't do with that software. Open source gives you the legal right to do anything you want with the software and its code. That is the difference in a nutshell.

But like I say, I'm not laughing at the choice of wanting to use Windows, but the at the semantics of saying Linux is the restricted one.
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[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=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...

http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=2673


[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.

:stocking::santa::gift:
#36
where did you get that info from? i want to find out what it says about the asus 904
1 Like #37
pidgeofcdf
where did you get that info from? i want to find out what it says about the asus 904


Mostly from my own experience and what I've read on that Acer-AspireOne forum I linked to above.

Try this forum for Eee, all models...

http://forum.eeeuser.com/

:thumbsup:
#38
adaviyya
How does this compare to eeePC 701?


Bigger screen, bigger hard drive, therefore better.

It has been suggested that the performance of the Atom chip isn't as good as the Celeron processor of the earlier Eee PC's. Can't really comment, as I've only had an Eee 701 and an Eee 900.

If my Dell purchase of yesterday doesn't materialise, I've had one of these SSD Aspire One's in my basket at Amazon for a while.

Chris
#39
dont these linux flavours come with some sort of package manager which makes installing things incredibly easy? and didnt some (the eeePC at least) have an option to turn off the simpler interface and go back to a normal desktop styled one? i really like the keyboard on the acer but the battery life is a big let down when im looking for a more portable version of my current DTR machine
#40
I love mine, I got the Linux one because it's completely solid state, the only moving part in it is the fan! I've put a 1GB stick of RAM in it (bitch of a job but gives me 1.5GB RAM) and installed XP (easy with a USB DVD drive). It takes a bit of tweaking to run well, but I love it, it rarely leaves my side. It's taken some abuse, you don't need to treat it with kid gloves as[LIST=1]
[*]it's cheap [*]no moving parts (especially no HDD to get damaged). [/LIST]

I'm using EWF which means I've set it up to make all the writes to RAM instead of the SSD, I can save them to the SSD when I shutdown if I want, but generally I just discard the changes and it's like a fresh install of XP every boot. There are some downsides to this but it suits me well. The AA1 Users forum Cuddy linked to is a goldmine of info for these netbooks.

Right now I'm posting this and uploading a video to YouTube using Firefox 3.x on XP, with VLC running in the background and an RDP session open from one of these.

The version of Linux is comes with is a bit basic, my best mate and I both bought these when they'd just launched and there was some trial and error involved upgrading the media player on there etc. El Reg has some good tips here: http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/09/05/ten_aspire_one_tips/

These are great for people who either want something simple to type up an email and surf the web (in which case stick with Linux), or someone who wants a solid state machine that they can hack around with (Ubuntu Netbook Remix or XP or whatever), although anything inbetween would probably be better off with a different netbook.

Great price, heat added. If you're buying, don't forget to grab yourself an 8GB+ SDHC card to increase your storage!

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