Acer Aspire one AOA110-AB Blue Linux Lite version16gb £179 + QUIDCO @ PCWorld - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
319Expired

Acer Aspire one AOA110-AB Blue Linux Lite version16gb £179.00 + QUIDCO @ PCWorld

£179.00 @ PC World
* Processor - Intel Atom N270 for portability * Operating system - Simple Linux interface * Memory & storage - 1GB memory & 16GB SSD * Screen & weight - 8.9" display & 1.11kg * Fe…
pedster Avatar
7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
* Processor - Intel Atom N270 for portability
* Operating system - Simple Linux interface
* Memory & storage - 1GB memory & 16GB SSD
* Screen & weight - 8.9" display & 1.11kg
* Features - Wireless, webcam, 2.8hrs battery
This is the Linux based system with 16gb SSD (not 8GB SSD + 8GB memory card).
Reserve online and collect instore for £179.99
More From PC World:
×
Get the Hottest Deals Daily
Stay informed. Once a day, we'll send you the deals our members voted as the best.
Failed
pedster Avatar
7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Options

All Comments

(37) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
fnfvvv
1 Like #2
thomasc123
fnfvvv


Couldn't have put it better myself. :thumbsup:
#3
Add YAWAPR09 to promotional code box for £170.99 home delivery and about £164 with quidco
#4
martyj999
Add YAWAPR09 to promotional code box for £170.99 home delivery and about £164 with quidco


£164 Plus delivery, just went through order for home delivery. It costs from £5.87 (0830 - 1700 Mon - Fri) to £13.70 (sat 0800 - 1200)
#5
pedster
This is relevant info for potential buyers:


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 (^_^)


And the relevance of this statement is?! Asus don't manufacture the Acer Aspire One, therefore talks about Asus bios and the Acer supporting more than 1.5gb is irrelevant :thinking:
#6
brown, pink and white also at same prices (with same spec?)
tempting at the price, although one of the worst of the current netbooks from the reviews i've been reading?
#7
cicobuff
Asus don't manufacture the Acer Aspire


Sorry, that's a typo on my part. I guess I must of had ASUS on the mind after OCing a Q9650 on one of their mobos around that time. Here it is with it amended...




[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:
#8
You shouldn't really include Quidco in the price you've quoted, as it's not guaranteed
#9
If i'm in the market for a tiny laptop, would this be a good choice over the eeepc's?
#10
Cuddy, thanks for your post. I have deleted my copy or your post from another thread with the same info. :thumbsup:
#11
I have one of these in dark blue. Bought it last month for £199 grr.

It's a great machine although it helps if you are mentally prepared to babysit Linux's occasional little bursts of chucking its toys out of its pram. It's designed for light weight and portability so is ideal for taking everywhere with you for general day-to-day stuff. (Don't buy it if you plan intensive use like gaming or photoshopping or anything like that.)

It's likely you would want to use this for easy internet access so you'll want a 3G dongle. I heard that Huawei E160 just plugs right in and works although others didn't - sure enough I borrowed someone's fiver-a-month Virgin Media one and it worked immediately.

This machine doesn't come with bluetooth so I bought a two-dollar superminiature bluetooth dongle from dealextreme.com and after a bit of messing it works fine giving me internet access on O2 via my 3G phone.

For some reason women really like this gadget (I'm a guy) and I've had quite a few "wow what's that? it's really nice" conversations so far.
#12
pedster
£164 Plus delivery, just went through order for home delivery. It costs from £5.87 (0830 - 1700 Mon - Fri) to £13.70 (sat 0800 - 1200)

you cant include quidco in price as already said
#13
instore at tescos ( worth phoning first ) they have the white ACER A110 L netbook for just £149
8gb of storage ,512mb mem and running linux. not a bad deal i think
#14
I have the 8gb SSD, I regret getting the SSD.

Its very slow and doesn't save battery. The only good thing is it stops me cluttering up the netbook with pictures and music which it doesn't need.

Try and get the normal hard disc drive.
#15
Honestly after the flush of having only paid 149 wore off I think you'd regret only having 512MB. It's not like it's easy to put more in.
#16
Good value, shame about the memory issue.
#17
stapsell
I have the 8gb SSD, I regret getting the SSD.

Its very slow and doesn't save battery. The only good thing is it stops me cluttering up the netbook with pictures and music which it doesn't need.

Try and get the normal hard disc drive.


SSD's are much much faster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJMGAdpCLVg

Very good deal. Heat
#18
Lost Symphonies
SSD's are much much faster.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJMGAdpCLVg


Not in acer aspire one land - do some research - the hard drive version is much quicker!

not all SSDs are super fast ;)
#19
rainbowkisser
If i'm in the market for a tiny laptop, would this be a good choice over the eeepc's?

Hi,

I've been using the 512Mb / 8Gb model for some time. It gets a *lot* of use for browsing including BBC iPlayer and internet radio streaming, Google calendar and Gmail (so quite "AJAXy" sites), creating docs in OpenOffice and a few presentations on site using the OpenOffice equivalent of PowerPoint.

Very impressive AFAIC, but the leap in usability came from zapping the default Linpus Linux and installing Linux4One which is a tweaked Ubuntu distribution. Suddenly the whole management and installation process becomes much more streamlined.

I can only speculate that the 1Gb jump should make a fair difference, but the 512 model is still very useful for y purposes. I should say all the PC's here (work and play) are Linux based, with XP / Vista relegated to virual machines.
#20
Might be worth clarifying this comes with 16GB SSD not like the other deal 8GB SSD + 8GB SDC
#21
dangel
Not in acer aspire one land - do some research - the hard drive version is much quicker!

not all SSDs are super fast ;)


Agreed ... Acer used a really rubbish SSD in the Aspire One, you are much better off getting the HDD based version.

Also worth paying a bit extra for a 1gig of memory model as the RAM is a right PITA to upgrade. You practically have to completely disassemble the machine and the quality of the various connectors and screws isn't great, meaning the reassembly process is fraught with potential problems.

(I got the 160gig HDD, 0.5gig RAM one for £150 when it was on offer at ASDA. I upgraded it to1.5gigs of RAM using a spare SODIMM. Very happy for the price)
#22
Shouldn't include quidco in price, for that reason alone i'm voting cold
#23
mephistodan
Shouldn't include quidco in price, for that reason alone i'm voting cold


Thank you for your valued input, maybe I should have quoted 5% topcashback discount instead. ;-)
#24
I really cant understand why people are panicking about putting extra RAM in this machine. . Youtube is full of videos showing you how to do it. You only need a screwdriver and 20-30 mins of spare time. Its just a case of taking screws out, remembering where they go, popping a couple of ribbon cables off, adding the RAM, then just reversing the process to re-assemble. . Honestly its not difficult to do, people are just talking it up like its some sort of mammoth task.
#25
GreatBallsofFire
Agreed ... Acer used a really rubbish SSD in the Aspire One, you are much better off getting the HDD based version.

Also worth paying a bit extra for a 1gig of memory model as the RAM is a right PITA to upgrade. You practically have to completely disassemble the machine and the quality of the various connectors and screws isn't great, meaning the reassembly process is fraught with potential problems.

(I got the 160gig HDD, 0.5gig RAM one for £150 when it was on offer at ASDA. I upgraded it to1.5gigs of RAM using a spare SODIMM. Very happy for the price)


I agree that the SSD is tempting, but once you read the reviews you will realise that the HDD version is the better buy. I did. I purchased the comet offering (1gb, 120hdd) and it is now rinning Windows XP 2005 media edition with gusto. It's fast, surprisingly fast.
I'm a firm believer in the addage that the OS shouldn't take more time figuring out than the software that runs within it. Linux is based around the command line and is a pita as far as i'm concerned.
#26
Scribbles
I agree that the SSD is tempting, but once you read the reviews you will realise that the HDD version is the better buy. I did. I purchased the comet offering (1gb, 120hdd) and it is now rinning Windows XP 2005 media edition with gusto. It's fast, surprisingly fast.
I'm a firm believer in the addage that the OS shouldn't take more time figuring out than the software that runs within it. Linux is based around the command line and is a pita as far as i'm concerned.

Well, your opinion that it'a a pita is perfectly valid, as it's an opinion. But the assertion that Linux is "based" around the command line is incorrect. Linux will usually offer a way to do something from the command-line, an option usually absent in XP / whatever. But day-to-day, you need never encounter it, every common task is wrapped in a gui.
1 Like #27
Examine your current needs
If you just want to Browse the interweb and get all your email from a web page then this is great offer.
If it is for a child or grandparent or a newbie user this is a great offer.

Many folks only need 30 mins screen time a day.

If you want a remote terminal you can lug from site-to-site.

Why carry £400 of kit about with you if you dont have to?

I would personally, pay even less.

But I am tight like that.

COCO

If your gonna upgrade to XP straighaway, yeah get a 120gb Sata HD version

Please also see this great blog for all sorts of help.

Buying an AA1 will mean there is always someone on the web who has already solved your problem.
#28
ultrak3wl
Honestly after the flush of having only paid 149 wore off I think you'd regret only having 512MB. It's not like it's easy to put more in.


This deal has the 1GB Ram Installed already.
#29
mrpoohead
Good value, shame about the memory issue.


The only issue, if it is one, is the level of confidence required to upgrade it. With 1GB already in it does negate the need to upgrade unless your about to try and run Vista off it. I posted this on the basis it is a Linux based very portable system. IMHO i prefer a 10" netbook with windows based OS like the Akoya i got from Sainsburys. If you are of the same ilk then this deal is for you @ £239.00.

https://www.medionshop.co.uk/

Medion Electronics
MEDION® Akoya® Mini Notebook E1210
Genuine Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition, Intel® Atom™ Processor N270, 10" widescreen display, 160GB HDD, 1GB RAM

Product No. 30008524

The build quality is not as good as Acer or even Asus Eee pc. I would recomend though if its 10" your after.
#30
zermattbusby
Might be worth clarifying this comes with 16GB SSD not like the other deal 8GB SSD + 8GB SDC


Thank you for highlightinh this. I have been watching the other post with this particular issue. It does mean that it can be Hacintoshed.
#31
dangel
Not in acer aspire one land - do some research - the hard drive version is much quicker!

not all SSDs are super fast ;)


I am not a one user personaly but is there a fix for the SSD controler (which i believe is the problem rather than the drive itself?)? Generally SSD IS faster and less power hungry so a resolve for the controler is should help overall.
#32
smoggieboon
I really cant understand why people are panicking about putting extra RAM in this machine. . Youtube is full of videos showing you how to do it. You only need a screwdriver and 20-30 mins of spare time. Its just a case of taking screws out, remembering where they go, popping a couple of ribbon cables off, adding the RAM, then just reversing the process to re-assemble. . Honestly its not difficult to do, people are just talking it up like its some sort of mammoth task.


I was nervous just taking the screws off the back of my Akoya for RAM upgrade. Was worried that i would end up bricking £200 worth of netbook. Once I did it I didnt think there was anything to fuss about so i can relate to peoples concerns.

With actual video footage of what to do, how and when should leave people confident to tackle the task.
#33
Just checked a number of city searches and there are still plenty of these available. Quidco cashback tracks for reserve online and collect also now (may have done before also??) :thumbsup:

All collect at store enquiries must be accompanied by your reservation number. You must take the reservation number to the store and ask the PC World representative to process this number so it can be fully tracked. Collect at Store sales not accompanied by the reservation number will not qualify for cashback.

Please keep a record of your reservation code in the Format 1234abc and your receipt number Should you need to raise an enquiry regarding the transaction. Please note enquiries cannot be raised for this merchant until 40 days after you have completed your transaction.
#34
smoggieboon
I really cant understand why people are panicking about putting extra RAM in this machine. . Youtube is full of videos showing you how to do it. You only need a screwdriver and 20-30 mins of spare time. Its just a case of taking screws out, remembering where they go, popping a couple of ribbon cables off, adding the RAM, then just reversing the process to re-assemble. . Honestly its not difficult to do, people are just talking it up like its some sort of mammoth task.


I have done lappie mobo replacements before and I can see exactly why people are apprehensive.
I agree that the process can straight forward for those with some experience, but this is virtually a motherboard removal and reinsertion.

If you have built a desktop from scratch you should get a guide and have a go.

If you have never even upgraded a desktop PC and lack confidence my advice would be to follow the guide as far as you can - if you bottle it you can reverse your way out then go and google it and go back in later.

From what I remember the Screw for the wireless card is especially tight - I sat the netbook on my lap (on a cushion) and used a big driver with a nice 'sharp' small philips head on it and applied all the force straight down into the netbook - that moved it.

COCO

Also the layout for sata HD mobo is different, so prepare with the right guide if in doubt - I may have a had a later revision coz the upper left near the hinge had a notch/latch that made final extratcation difficult
#35
pedster
I am not a one user personaly but is there a fix for the SSD controler (which i believe is the problem rather than the drive itself?)? Generally SSD IS faster and less power hungry so a resolve for the controler is should help overall.


They used slow flash memory - you can't get round that sadly :(
#36
dangel
They used slow flash memory - you can't get round that sadly :(


Can you not swop that out?
#37
This machine is still available, however, not with the discounts that it was originally posted. Quidco for instance is now only 2% for pcworld or 2.5% for topcashback. This may still be someones cup o' T. :thumbsup:

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

Looking for Twitter login?
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!