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Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook with 512Mb Ram and 120Gb HDD £150 Instore @ Asda

In Sapphire Blue

Found this instore at the Asda at Stockton this afternoon. Not sure whether its online tho'

Sapphire Blue, Linpus Linux® Lite version , 8.9" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD, Intel® Atom processor N270 (1.60 GHz, 533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache), 512Mb RAM, 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive with SD Card reader for storage Expansion, Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset up to 8MB Shared Graphics Memory, Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection, 3-cell Li-ion battery pack, Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam, 5-in-1 card reader, 3* USB 2.0

Installing XP via USB - http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/install-windows-xp-using-usb-flash-disk.html

Barcode - 471284210964
- Mr Hunter

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq_7MbTg3hE
- Mr Hunter

Ram Upgrade Video

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1MBuizr_s4
- Mr Hunter

To make XP look like Vista and More

http://www.crystalxp.net/bricopack/en.htm
- Mr Hunter

FAN AND CPU CONTROL:

There are two good applications to control fan control - AA1 fan control (google it for links) and A1CTL. However, only one controls the CPU speed too (A1CTL)

I recommend everyone use A1CTL as it is a much more powerful utility. It allows you to set when the fan is off, when the fan is on low (AA1 doesn't allow this) and when the fan is on full power. Alongside this, it also allows CPU throttling - so that when you are on battery power it will restrict the CPU to 800Mhz (highly recommended). This results in the advertised 3 hours battery life! It also allows you to turn on and off Aspire One components and fiddle with the screen settings (for those that really need more than 600 pixels. Oh, and interestingly it fixed the HDD clicking sound some (including myself) have seen on some of these laptops (its due to poor hdd memory management and can be disabled with this app).

Firstly, A1CTL has a homepage at http://nodadev.wordpress.com/ - you can download the application at http://noda.free.fr/dev/a1ctl_v0.4.rar ... you'll need winrar (www.rarlabs.com) to open it - and extract the files to c:a1ctl

Once downloaded, you'll need to install this runtime: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=25437D98-51D0-41C1-BB14-64662F5F62FE&displaylang=en

Now, try running c:a1ctla1ctl.exe - if it gives you a .ocx error, follow the instructions here:
http://www.majorgeeks.com/faqshow.php?id=8 - after registering the .ocx file you'll be able to run a1ctl.exe

Now, it will ask you to patch the ACPIEC - i cannot remember what this does but I think its a good thing (read more on the net - you can always undo it later). Once the application is running, click on it in the system tray, and choose Configure.

Here you can set all the fan speed temps etc... I am currently using stop under 55c, slow at 60c and full fan at 65c. Most people will tell you its safe to allow the machine to run up to 70c - its your call!

Also, you can choose to restrict the CPU to 800Mhz when on Battery - to do this, choose 800Mhz when on battery power, and Dynamic when on AC power. Dynamic will allow the system to go to 1.6Gz when an application needs it - however of course it uses more battery power!

Good luck, and a special thanks to Scotty!
- ReflexReact

For any technical support related to the Aspire One there is a very well established community created specifically for discussing the Aspire One. Please post any technical question you may have in regards to your newly purchased Aspire One at the Aspire One User forums rather than here, this forum is not for support, rather to discuss the deal.

Aspire One User Forum - http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/
- Bassetts

If you want a cheap bag for this checkout - http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/317238/belkin-neuelements-12-laptop-messen/

Can't go wrong for a fiver!
- Bristle Hound

How to update drivers in Windows XP -
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/updatedriverxp.htm

Thanks Scotty Boy

All the XP drivers in one download of 140.5mb in zip file at http://www.aspireoneguide.com/xpdrivers.html

Top 'download now' tab
- Bristle Hound


To play Divx files if sticking with Linux, is to install VLC player, which then supports Divx. The media player supplied does not come with Divx codecs.
Instructions to download VLC are here:
http://macles.blogspot.com/2008/11/installing-vlc-09-on-aspire-one-linux.html


- Richierea

Installing Office on Windows XP (good site if your having an error whilst installing Office):
http://churchit.blogspot.com/2007/09/windows-installer-service-cannot-update.html
- S c 0 TT y
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#2
Great price!
got a samsung NC10 myself, but would consider one of these for the missus at that price!
1 Like #3
Anyone know how easy it is to get 2Gb in this?
#4
Great find - super price. :-)
#5
isn't this very cheap?
#6
centaurandrew
Anyone know how easy it is to get 2Gb in this?


Think max it can be upgraded to is 1.5gb ram.
#7
Quiffco
Great price!
got a samsung NC10 myself, but would consider one of these for the missus at that price!


ditto & ditto. She'd need to make it worth my while though.. :|
#8
wiltonson
isn't this very cheap?


Thats what I thought. They were advertising them as you came in the entrance on a big billboard. Spoke to a memeber of staff and the price was right. Seem to have quite a few in stock too. :thumbsup:
#9
Bristle Hound
Thats what I thought. They were advertising them as you came in the entrance on a big billboard. Spoke to a memeber of staff and the price was right. Seem to have quite a few in stock too. :thumbsup:


Answers my question. Thanks. :thumbsup:
#10
I remember the day laptop's were the size of a trunk or similiar luggage type blah blah blah.....

Anyway... every man and his dog will soon be tapping away at one of these......

N e way as long as every1's productive..........
#11
Just what I want,
called my local store and they have these in stock and are still prced @ £198. Looks like a local deal
#12
That's a better deal than the White one on Amazon!
You can add 1Gb of RAM (1 DIMM) to match the specs on Amazon.

Great deal!
#13
Excellent price :)
#14
so is this confirmed a local deal only?
#15
plap
That's a better deal than the White one on Amazon!
You can add 1Gb of RAM (1 DIMM) to match the specs on Amazon.

Great deal!


Adding 1gb of ram would be BETTER than the one on amazon , but it's a big job!
#16
Lovely little machine. I was in costco yesterday and had trouble getting the Mrs off the one they had on display.
#17
Specs you have listed say "2*512Mb RAM".
You sure its not 1gb?? or are the specs different?

I would get one at that price.
#18
deathtrap3000
Specs you have listed say "2*512Mb RAM".
You sure its not 1gb?? or are the specs different?

I would get one at that price.


My mistake :oops:

Should be 512Mb RAM only! :thumbsup:
#19
Does anyone know if any glasgow store have it in stock at this price??
#20
Shame this is local only :-(
#21
Isn't it just TYPICAL?!!...been waiting for one of these for months now and last week decided that they weren't going to be reduced in ANY sales I looked at so bought one at £199!!......now ONE week later, you get this!!!!!!......
#22
After looking at the price of this i think the Samsung NC10 is overpriced for deffo!

for the price of the samsung you can get TWO of these acers
#23
centaurandrew
Shame this is local only :-(


really! well i'll check my local ASDA just incase.
#24
any one seen these in any london stores??
#25
Got one of these (in white) at John Lewis. £180 refurbished - so very good deal!
#26
looks amazing. im really tempted. does anyone know how these things are if you're used to a pc with full sized keyboard and 17" screen.

im just worried about the size of screen
#27
its my birthday tommorrow i wonder what im going to get
#28
got them in my local Asda £150
#29
bbbazman
ditto & ditto. She'd need to make it worth my while though.. :|


give her urs, u can have the cheap carp, sounds like u deserve it lmao
#30
jdr116
Isn't it just TYPICAL?!!...been waiting for one of these for months now and last week decided that they weren't going to be reduced in ANY sales I looked at so bought one at £199!!......now ONE week later, you get this!!!!!!......



I did exactly the same!!!

Great little machine though.................once you've got used to the way Linux works.
#31
adam2116
After looking at the price of this i think the Samsung NC10 is overpriced for deffo!

for the price of the samsung you can get TWO of these acers


Samsung NC10 has better keyboad, unbelieveable battery life (nearly twice this one), comes with XP pre-installed (This has linux), twice the ram (1gb), can be upgraded to 2gb (this only goes up to 1.5gb) and has been rated as the best netbook around by several comparrisons.

However the aspire ones wins best value for money in most comparrisons and at this price, it's definately a bargain!
#32
Sorry to have to ask and may sound stupid to some/all of you
but is this really worth £150?
I tend to use the internet a lot hunting for Games and Blu-Ray bargains and
i`m not really up to scratch when it comes to Computers/Laptops.So would this work like any other Computer/Laptop?
I currently have a Dell desk top which takes up a lot of space and looks a bit
untidy in the corner of my living room.
Would appreciate some advice.:thumbsup:
#33
two of my nearest stores ran out (sold to staff mainly I was told) but phoned one 20+ miles away and they are kindly sending it to my closest store. Not sure if this is normal practice but have to say am very happy with Asda's customer service! :) Here's hoping nothing goes wrong with this plan!!

will be installing XP and Office to give my little Asus a rest!
#34
#35
allyjweir
looks amazing. im really tempted. does anyone know how these things are if you're used to a pc with full sized keyboard and 17" screen.

im just worried about the size of screen


There's a big difference but most people adjust easily enough. If you're worried have a look at any netbook in a shop first. Perhaps the biggest difference is you can have only one thing on the screen at once and have to scroll a lot more when on the web.

Cracking deal though.
#36
Excellent price! This now makes it the best 8.9" laptop money can buy.
#37
Blacklodge


No only 1.5GB and it is far to hard to upgrade imo which is a shame.
#38
Has anyone managed to purchase one at that price in an Asda Store in London?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
#39
Blacklodge


It does say that, but I doubt it, considering it has 512mb internal fixed ram, and 1 RAM slot, That won't take more than a 1gb sodimm, hence the oft mentioned 1.5gb limit, to my knowledge anyway, and I did research these before settling on the NC10 (this was my second choice).

I'm wondering if Amazon got confused with the 4GB SSD model, which is the hard drive, not RAM,
or the SD card slot which could take 4gb or over, but not RAM.
#40
col
No only 1.5GB and it is far to hard to upgrade imo which is a shame.


Agree with you there completely mate.

Over on the Acer Aspire One user forum there's a link that shows how to do the memory upgrade for this model of netbook - unfortunately you do have to pretty much take it apart to get it done but it is something that can be done, just need to take your time and watch what your doing.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:

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