Acer Aspire One A150-Aw Linux Netbook £149.99 (+£5.75 del) at Expansys (£5 off code too) - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HUKD, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HUKD app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
The Aspire one is more than just another ultra-mobile notebook: its 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 Linpus 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, 1GB of RAM, a built-in Wi-Fi connection and expandable memory up to 4GB.

Technical Details

Model Name: A150L
Platform:
Intel® Atom® mobile process technology, featuring:
Intel® Diamondville-SC Single Core mobile processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
Screen
8.9" WSVGA high-brightness (typical 180-nit)TFT LCD, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution
Communication : Integrated Acer Crystal Eye Webcam, supporting 0.3megapixel resolution
WLAN : Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp wireless technology
LAN : 10/100 mbps Fast Ethernet
Storage 120GB
Memory 1024MB
Operating System Linux
Others:
5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
3 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
Protective Skin Case
One-year International Travelers Warranty (ITW)
More From Expansys:

All Comments

(436) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
expandable memory up to 4GB.


yea right.]

its £156 including p and p
#2
ALICOM007;5535999
yea right.]

its £156 including p and p


True, but £5 less with the voucher. :)
#3
At last a decent Aspire deal again for all those people who had restraining orders placed on them by Tescos :-D
#4
Nice one - I was just weighing up pulling the trigger on a refurb NC10 too.:thumbsup:
1 Like #5
Time to get this out again for those new to the Acer Aspire One...

[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 Acer 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 Acer 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...

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:
#6
Theser are excellant Netbooks. Would by this if I didnt already own one HOT HOT HOT
#7
Great price...great piece of hardware, I am typing on it right now, love my little Aspire One, prefer having it over a full laptop for my uses anyday, for power I use my desktop, don't need the power of that for portability.
#8
My only concern with this is the warranty. The power pin on mine is loose after only two months. Acer say this is due to 'customer error' although they haven't even seen it yet. They want £52 to pick it up and examine it, which is non-refundable if they decide it is not due to a manufacturing fault - incentive for them if ever I saw it. Luckily it came from Asda who have said they will refund me without hassle.

I see expansys will refer you to Acer for a fault developing after ten days. I know my rights under the sale of goods act, but I'm not sure if I want the battle with them if something goes wrong - and whilst I love my aspire, the amount of refurbs that have been around does suggest that this is a possibility something will go wrong.

Thoughts anyone?
#9
hurdy
My only concern with this is the warranty. The power pin on mine is loose after only two months. Acer say this is due to 'customer error' although they haven't even seen it yet. They want £52 to pick it up and examine it, which is non-refundable if they decide it is not due to a manufacturing fault - incentive for them if ever I saw it. Luckily it came from Asda who have said they will refund me without hassle.

I see expansys will refer you to Acer for a fault developing after ten days. I know my rights under the sale of goods act, but I'm not sure if I want the battle with them if something goes wrong - and whilst I love my aspire, the amount of refurbs that have been around does suggest that this is a possibility something will go wrong.

Thoughts anyone?


does asda refund at anytime within the 12 month warranty period?
#10
Thanks Buddy....ordered one...151.61 with £5 off...
#11
ALICOM007
does asda refund at anytime within the 12 month warranty period?


Don't know - I bought it four months ago and it doesn't seem to be an issue. I presume they won't offer a repair becuase they'd have to fund the £52 to Acer! Pretty much leaves them having to offer a refund as they don't have any replacments...
#12
singnoop
Thanks Buddy....ordered one...151.61 with £5 off...


Me too - HOT
#13
Good deal but i've had nothing but bad experience with Expansys.
#14
I have one, using it now......have put Mac osx on and have a Macbook, well almost. Highly recommended,
#15
how long does that battery last on these?
#16
as it says it has 1 gb ram so i dont think we'll need to upgrade it..

are they trust worthy?
1 Like #17
localshop
how long does that battery last on these?


1.5 to 2 hours
1 Like #18
humadoon
1.5 to 2 hours


1.5hrs unless you have it in standby
#19
hurdy
My only concern with this is the warranty. The power pin on mine is loose after only two months. Acer say this is due to 'customer error' although they haven't even seen it yet. They want £52 to pick it up and examine it, which is non-refundable if they decide it is not due to a manufacturing fault - incentive for them if ever I saw it. Luckily it came from Asda who have said they will refund me without hassle.

I see expansys will refer you to Acer for a fault developing after ten days. I know my rights under the sale of goods act, but I'm not sure if I want the battle with them if something goes wrong - and whilst I love my aspire, the amount of refurbs that have been around does suggest that this is a possibility something will go wrong.

Thoughts anyone?


It has a 12 month warranty, if they refuse then take it up with trading standards, it would be up to them to prove its down to customer error, they should pick it up for free, thats ridiculous.

I have not had a problem with Acer personally, had a monitor with 2 years warranty go faulty on me after 13 months (this was only about 3 months ago) phoned them, explained the power fault I was having, they sent a courier collection, was repaired and back with me in like 7-8 days after collection, no problem at all.
1 Like #20
This notebook is a fun piece of kit for experimenting, having bought the Tesco's deal a few months back. Have used it to put on XP and Windows 7. I have connected it up to a larger screen via the VGA output which then allow much more info to be displayed. Skype works fine too. Worth considering at this price.
1 Like #21
humadoon
1.5 to 2 hours


I get 2:15-2:30 easily out of mine using the a1ctrl brilliant program which controls when the fan cuts in once the CPU gets to temperature rather than humming away all the time, also can set it so the CPU runs at 800mhz on battery power, I find this helps battery life considerably I have got around 2:30-2:45 this way.

http://nodadev.wordpress.com/pc-projects/a1ctl/

Of course you can always upgrade the battery to a 6 or 9 cell one as well.
#22
Beeter than the Tesco deal as it has 1GB RAM where as the Tesco one had 512KB.
#23
Never used this company before, and online reviews of it seem mixed. Anyone have any personal experience with them?
#24
LawyerAdam
Never used this company before, and online reviews of it seem mixed. Anyone have any personal experience with them?


ur can via paypal so i guess it makes life bit easier innit :-D
#25
cicobuff
It has a 12 month warranty, if they refuse then take it up with trading standards, it would be up to them to prove its down to customer error, they should pick it up for free, thats ridiculous.


I agree, but my contract is with the retailer (Asda), so whilst I've been arguing with Acer I have to recognise I am pretty toothless when threatening them. Its no issue because Asda will refund me. My concern is if the same thing happens, expansys would appear to be less comfortable with their legal obligations. I'm not sure its worth the hassle if I have to argue with them if they insist on referring me to a warranty service which charge an examination fee.

Sorry for hijacking the thread OP - it is a great deal.
#26
razta
Beeter than the Tesco deal as it has 1GB RAM where as the Tesco one had 512KB.


Not true, mine had 1GB memory.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/386677/acer-aspire-one-a150-atom-1-6ghz-ne/
#27
izzetafox
I have one, using it now......have put Mac osx on and have a Macbook, well almost. Highly recommended,


i have one too. from the tesco deal (although had to get it off ebay for £160) running ubuntu netbook remix.

how did you get mac osx on it? never used a mac so dont know what its like!
#28
anyone know what colour do they have?
#29
humadoon
ur can via paypal so i guess it makes life bit easier innit :-D


Only just started using paypal; do they essentially let you pull your money out if there's an issue, or something?
#30
Put the code in and went for the courier collection and it went through the checkout for £144.99 wayhey!!!
I've been searching for one of these since the Tesco deal which I had NO luck with!!!
#31
lyniroquai
Put the code in and went for the courier collection and it went through the checkout for £144.99 wayhey!!!
I've been searching for one of these since the Tesco deal which I had NO luck with!!!

Sh*t i missed it... just oredered for 151 :(..i wish i had checked it before :(

LawyerAdam
Only just started using paypal; do they essentially let you pull your money out if there's an issue, or something?


yeh they support u fully when something happens...:thumbsup:
#32
lyniroquai
Put the code in and went for the courier collection and it went through the checkout for £144.99 wayhey!!!
I've been searching for one of these since the Tesco deal which I had NO luck with!!!


Bammy Jastard, I paid £151 :whistling:
#33
Courier collection - that is you arranging pick-up yourself isn't it?
#34
hurdy;5537429
Courier collection - that is you arranging pick-up yourself isn't it?


Certainly is........:whistling:
#35
ordered i think i'll get it on monday hopefully ?
#36
it cant be??? can it??? im not a courier??? LOL!!!! damn it!!
ill have to change it with them!!!!
#37
Good find. I'm also planning on installing ubuntu netbook remix on it.
#38
any info about return policy?
#39
humadoon;5537647
any info about return policy?


It's all on the website: http://www.expansys.com/customerservice.aspx
#40
so what can u install on this??? XP?? Vista?? how do i go about doin that??

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!