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Acer Aspire One A150L 1.6GHz / 1GB / 120GB / Linux / BLUE £159.99 DELIVERED Play.com

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I'm currently looking to buy one of these and this is the cheapest I've found so far in blue. I know there have been deals in the past for less but this seems like the best price at the moment for th… Read More
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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
I'm currently looking to buy one of these and this is the cheapest I've found so far in blue. I know there have been deals in the past for less but this seems like the best price at the moment for the 1GB/120GB model delivered. Also this is brand new and not a refurb or grade A stock + it's from a reputable source. Post if you know where to get it cheaper because you'll save me some much needed pennies :-).

# Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
# Memory: 1GB
# HD Capacity: 120GB
# Display: 8.9" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
# Graphics Card: Integrated
# Operating System: Linpus Linux Lite
# Optical Drive: None
# Networking: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet,
# Interfaces:
# 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
# SD card reader
# 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
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1 Like #1
Thanks. Was looking at the white one listed here http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/425434/acer-aspire-one-a150-aw-linux-netbo/ but I like blue better for the extra £8.50 :)
1 Like #2
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:
#3
Had a look at one of these and they are so small they are almost useless.

I would personally spend a bit more and get a laptop.
#4
tony_s1
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:
I've used Play.com probably over 100 times and never had a problem dealing with them. I've even sent stuff back for refunds when needed and it was never an issue. PC world on the other hand, I've had nothing but bad experiences when returning faulty items. Besides these are brand new and not some dodgy refurb.

kjbenja
Had a look at one of these and they are so small they are almost useless.

I would personally spend a bit more and get a laptop.
That's great, thanks for sharing.
#5
kjbenja
Had a look at one of these and they are so small they are almost useless.

I would personally spend a bit more and get a laptop.


portability is the point of this netbook my friend
I hope you didn't vote cold as the laptop market is broken down into various market segments
for example, large gaming laptops, portable 3G netbooks, and many more

so for anyone who wants a portable, light, laptop, this is great!

(am I patronising much? lol)
#6
tony_s1
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:


erm aren't play.com one of THE largest online retailers in the UK; and you are saying they are NOT a reputable source?
I've used them all the time without any issues

0_O
#7
kjbenja
Had a look at one of these and they are so small they are almost useless.

I would personally spend a bit more and get a laptop.


I have one of these and have been using it for a couple of months now. Very portable and makes a great media player. Of corse it wont play anything but the most basic of games but I would say this far from useless. I think your going to have to spend at least another £100 for a laptop which is fine if you have the money and need a bigger screen.
#8
I've used play.com for a couple of years with no problems at all!
As for the Aspire One I have the white 1gb ram 16gb SSD version and it's great! I originally bought as a stop-gap (my Dell Vostro gaming laptop packed up!) with a view to sell the Aspire on once my Vostro was repaired. Now I'm keeping hold of my little Aspire!
I travel alot and make use of the free WiFi spots around the UK and this saves me dragging my 17inch dell into MacDonald's :P
So tempted now by the 120gb HDD version, especially in blue!
#9
I have also returned items to play before and had no problems, read before about no distance selling rights etc but personally found them to be ok.
#10
Good find. I bought one of these when they were on offer at Tesco. Rebuilt it with XP, the bloody thing boots quicker than my quad core PC.

Excellent piece of kit for surfin the net. Only thing the battery does not last long enough.

Heat added.
#11
vale of clwyd;5548695
I have also returned items to play before and had no problems, read before about no distance selling rights etc but personally found them to be ok.


They're fine if you remember: "Our returns policy is valid for 28 days from receipt of an item."

Outside that, they won't help (they refer you to the manufacturer) and there's nothing you can do because they're outside UK law.
#12
Would this be any use for what i need it for.

To put in as carry on luggage.
To put skype on
To view internet /e mails while overseas.
Is it easy to put XP on it ?
Can I get connect to wifi zones ?


any help would be great thanks :thumbsup:
#13
Tony Harrison
I've used Play.com probably over 100 times and never had a problem dealing with them. I've even sent stuff back for refunds when needed and it was never an issue. PC world on the other hand, I've had nothing but bad experiences when returning faulty items. Besides these are brand new and not some dodgy refurb.

That's great, thanks for sharing.

Never any problems with Play.com. Good service always:thumbsup:
#14
Very tempting price. Perfect as a spare portable computer. HOT!
#15
zippy22;5548831
Never any problems with Play.com. Good service always:thumbsup:


Outside their 28 day warranty? They don't normally help at all after 28 days - just tell you to go to the manufacturer.
banned#16
Linux :-(
#17
Mr Product;5548924
Linux :-(

You see Linux, I see Windows 7.
#18
tony_s1
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:


I'm assuming this is a joke and everybody has missed it.... if not.... what are you thinking man!!!!!

HOT from me :thumbsup:
banned#19
SUMMONER
You see Linux, I see Windows 7.


# Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
# Memory: 1GB
# HD Capacity: 120GB
# Display: 8.9" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
# Graphics Card: Integrated
# Operating System: Linpus Linux Lite
# Optical Drive: None
# Networking: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet,
# Interfaces:
# 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
# SD card reader
# 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
#20
Mr Product;5548943
# Processor: Intel Atom N270 1.6Ghz Processor (533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
# Memory: 1GB
# HD Capacity: 120GB
# Display: 8.9" WSVGA (1024 x 600)
# Graphics Card: Integrated
# Operating System: Linpus Linux Lite
# Optical Drive: None
# Networking: 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet,
# Interfaces:
# 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
# SD card reader
# 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

That's why God made the USB DVD drive and a Windows 7 RC1 Beta that lasts until some time next year. :-D
#21
linux is what it comes with which to me was totally rubbish. but using a usb stick (i think it has to be atleast 2gb) and the correct software and programs you can get windows running. Here is the link i used to do mine. http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html
1 Like #22
barclays
Would this be any use for what i need it for.

To put in as carry on luggage.
To put skype on
To view internet /e mails while overseas.
Is it easy to put XP on it ?
Can I get connect to wifi zones ?


any help would be great thanks :thumbsup:


yes.

i bought one when asda had them on sale end of last year for £150. great little laptop.
#23
tony_s1
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:


+1 from me. Had a lightsaber go faulty after two months and they weren't interested, they just told me to go to the manufacturer (based in the US). When I got on my high horse about sale of goods act is when they politely pointed out to me that being based in Jersey it doesnt cover them (red face). To be fair, when they couldn't find the manufacturer's details they did offer to refund me but were clear that they would not have offered this if those details were available to them.

As a couple of posters have pointed out this does leave you with Acer's warranty service, which from my (anecdotal) experience is apalling.

I love my Aspire One but I'm holding out for a company based in the UK who doesn't have a 'refer faulty products to the manufacturer' in their T&Cs. Good price though, have some h&r.
#24
These are great machines - i recently brought one - i put xbunto netbook version on mine ,works great! definatly worth the money.

Mine was from acerdirect , grade a1 refurb/opened box 119 quid
#25
Voted Hot!!!

I bought one few months back from Tesco £130. The best deal on these so far I have seen.

Came with Linux, used it for few weeks, liked it very much. Then changed my mind for Windows 7. Bought a IDE to USB converter cabel for tenner on ebay. Used my internal DVD drive in my desktop to connect with this netbook.

Wow, I didn't have to go through any kind of complicated software installation. Pop-in the Windows 7 DVD and installed windows 7 in half an hour time. It all preconfigured averything. Webcam, mic, everything.

I used use a 12" Dell m700 for last 3-4 years and I kinda like smaller laptops. I love this one now.

PM me, if you need more info on the DVD drive cable. It works like a charm, if you dont want to go through the painfull usb stick installation process.
#26
hurdy
+1 from me. Had a lightsaber go faulty after two months and they weren't interested, they just told me to go to the manufacturer (based in the US). When I got on my high horse about sale of goods act is when they politely pointed out to me that being based in Jersey it doesnt cover them (red face). To be fair, when they couldn't find the manufacturer's details they did offer to refund me but were clear that they would not have offered this if those details were available to them.

As a couple of posters have pointed out this does leave you with Acer's warranty service, which from my (anecdotal) experience is apalling.

I love my Aspire One but I'm holding out for a company based in the UK who doesn't have a 'refer faulty products to the manufacturer' in their T&Cs. Good price though, have some h&r.

Sounds to me like they were being very helpful! Regardless of the law there are many UK based companies that aren't interested after 2 months.

I have always found Play's service to be superb.
#27
dilip2407
Voted Hot!!!

I bought one few months back from Tesco £130. The best deal on these so far I have seen.

Came with Linux, used it for few weeks, liked it very much. Then changed my mind for Windows 7. Bought a IDE to USB converter cabel for tenner on ebay. Used my internal DVD drive in my desktop to connect with this netbook.

Wow, I didn't have to go through any kind of complicated software installation. Pop-in the Windows 7 DVD and installed windows 7 in half an hour time. It all preconfigured averything. Webcam, mic, everything.

I used use a 12" Dell m700 for last 3-4 years and I kinda like smaller laptops. I love this one now.

PM me, if you need more info on the DVD drive cable. It works like a charm, if you dont want to go through the painfull usb stick installation process.

Presumably you could use an external USB DVD drive directly into the netbook? Where do you get Windows 7 on DVD? Does it still run a decent speed?
#28
Besford
Sounds to me like they were being very helpful! Regardless of the law there are many UK based companies that aren't interested after 2 months.

I have always found Play's service to be superb.


I'm not denying they were helpful, I have used Play for years and will continue to do so. The point is that if your lappy fails after 28 days, they will more than likely refer you to the manufacturer whose service is quite often shocking. As they are not based in the UK you have no protection from this under the SOG Act. Buy it from a UK company and you have legal backing to insist that the retailer sorts it out - whether they are interested or not.
#29
Besford;5549262
Sounds to me like they were being very helpful! Regardless of the law there are many UK based companies that aren't interested after 2 months.

I have always found Play's service to be superb.


The difference is that with a UK company you can use the law to force them to act - with Play you can't. Play's service is superb - until things go wrong after 28 days, when, believe me, they will very rarely help. Simply because they don't need to under Jersey law.
#30
For around this price you can get (refurbished) Dell Mini 9 with XP from Dell Outlet which might be a better purchase
#31
Expansys is currently selling the same model in white for £149.99 plus P&P (this comes to £156.61).
#32
I'd be more upset that Acer's customer service was awful, if it is that bad maybe you should rethink about buying an Acer not just buying from Play..
#33
tony_s1
I'm not so sure that play.com are a "reputable source". They're Jersey based and not covered by UK Distance Selling regulations or Sale of Goods Act etc.

You have no legal comeback in the event of something going wrong and are stuck with Acer's fairly poor warranty. If you're prepared to forgo this legal protection to save a (very) few pounds then fine. I'd rather take my chance on a refurb from P*ssyWorld at the same price. :roll:


Funny you should say that, 2 months ago I bought a refurb Aspire One from DSG (yes the retail group that includes Currys, Dixons and PC World) and with discount coupons it worked out at the time at £165.95, had it delivered.....noticed straight away that there were various scratches over the unit...and then a crack above the VGA socket.

These refurbs are not retail boxed, do not have the original booklets or manuals or the leatherette wallet to hold the Apire One in.....subsequently a unit described as refurbished as new was a lie and it went back for a refund.

I then purchased the same from Comet brand new boxed for £199.99 and posted it on here, subsequently two days after purchase it went down to £159.99 and was a killer hot deal on here, I got a partial refund and ended up with it for £159.99 myself.

No matter what you think of Jersey based transactions, you are covered by Acers warranty (personally after having a monitor repaired by Acer) I have not had problems with Acer. However I would sooner buy a brand new retail boxed unit than take the gamble of buying from those DSG retail muppets and be covered by their own warranty, and take the gamble of a refurb which doesn't come with the literature and can come with scratches or worse and covered by just a "Tech Guys" warranty.
#34
ODonnyBoy
For around this price you can get (refurbished) Dell Mini 9 with XP from Dell Outlet which might be a better purchase



Can you post a link please? I've not seen one as cheap as this deal?
#35
I'm considering something like this to replace my daughter's school laptop (she must have been using it as a frisbee), but I've only understood 3 or 4 words of this thread. What's a Linux?
1 Like #36
CuriousTurtle
I'm considering something like this to replace my daughter's school laptop (she must have been using it as a frisbee), but I've only understood 3 or 4 words of this thread. What's a Linux?


Linux is an operating system, one thats free "open sourced" unlike Microsofts operating systems which "legally" you have to pay for. Basically if you bought this, you can use Linux as an alternative to WIndows XP, Vista etc for web browsing, it has it own Open Source Office that is similar in functionailty to Microsoft office and the files are interchangeable. Because Linux is free to distribute being "open sourced" companies like Acer issue netbooks with "Linux" or "XP" and you find obviously as no license is payable unlike with Microsoft operating systems netbooks supplied with "Linux" work out cheaper.

You can of course with various tutorials remove Linux and install XP or whatever else (Vista or the new Beta version of Wondows 7) instead
#37
blineboy;5548978
linux is what it comes with which to me was totally rubbish. but using a usb stick (i think it has to be atleast 2gb) and the correct software and programs you can get windows running. Here is the link i used to do mine. http://www.eeeguides.com/2007/11/installing-windows-xp-from-usb-thumb.html

Hi, if you do this and make a complete hash of it - does the Aspire come with a recovery CD to put it back to how it was ?
#38
hurdy
Can you post a link please? I've not seen one as cheap as this deal?


Try here hurdy
http://outlet.euro.dell.com/topics/global.aspx/arb/online/en/InventorySearch?c=uk&cs=&l=en&s=dfo
click on Inspiron Notebooks at the stockroom drop down tab
#39
shady
Hi, if you do this and make a complete hash of it - does the Aspire come with a recovery CD to put it back to how it was ?

They did have a recovery image available for download, but I'm not sure if they still host it. It is available as a torrent download if you do a little searching. It's a free OS, so downloading it is totally legal.

The Linux version that comes with it (Linpus-Lite) is rather restricted it what it can do outside of the basic internet and office functions.

There are also lot's of other Linux distro's that have been taylored for the netbooks, that open it up so much more.

I'm typing this on the same model in this thread, that I have installed Windows 7 on, very fast booting and recognised almost all the devices straight off the DVD. Looks like they have really made an effort to recapture the netbook market.
1 Like #40
barclays
Would this be any use for what i need it for.

To put in as carry on luggage.
To put skype on
To view internet /e mails while overseas.
Is it easy to put XP on it ?
Can I get connect to wifi zones ?


any help would be great thanks :thumbsup:


This is basically the dictionary definition of a netbook.

It's exactly what you need if these are the functions you are looking for and does it all out of the box.

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