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Forgive me if posted already I am new :o(

But came across this on the play site after trying to find a good preorder for the new Aspire One NetBook.

Here is the blurb

The Aspire one is great for getting things done: whether you're checking your mail, managing your online bank account or chatting with friends, the Aspire one offers a simple, intuitive Linux interface that clearly organizes everything you need to surf, work or simply have fun. The pre-installed software is separated by functions and presented in 4 distinct areas on the screen - Connect, Works, Fun and Files - that is so simple it's impossible to get confused: the easier it is to get things done, the simpler it is to enjoy life.

Ergonomics and reduced dimensions do not mean the view isn't spectacular: the Aspire one has an 8.9" CrystalBrite LED backlit display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels. Integrated in the top of the screen is the unique Acer CrystalEye webcam for live video streaming, video chats and conferences.

Well I hope it works out as a deal compared to the Eee and Msi Wind

(Slight Update)

They do have both Unix and Windows versions to buy, the XP prices are about £50 more. So keep that in mind, starting prices for the Unix version is £229.99. Two colour options are avaliable White and Blue.
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Specifications



* 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

http://images.play.com/covers/5826005x.jpg

hope this helps :)
#2
Shame these mini-rigs don't come with the option of not having webcams.
To some of us they are just useless bloat that add to the price.

Having said that, may get one of these instead of the Advent/Wind.

Cute lil machine :)
#3
I would recommend this over the Advent branded system any day simply because of the after care support, where as Acer has fully maintained support servers Advent has a £30 a time driver cd and a premium rate support line.
#4
I'd like this but want a notebook by the weekend (to take on a trip) so looks like I'll have to go with the Advent :?
#5
http://www.small-laptops.com/images/g/acer-inspire-one-g1.jpg

I like the look of the blue one
#6
vaiopup
Shame these mini-rigs don't come with the option of not having webcams.
To some of us they are just useless bloat that add to the price.


Don't talk rubbish. A lot of people might have little use for certain features, but the camera will be a necessity for the majority and will make no significant difference to the cost.
If you look too horrific I suppose you may break it, which would be a pity.
#7
Much better option than the Asus and may actually come down in price once they are on general sale. Other options to consider are £229.99 for 512MB of RAM (add your own RAM if need be) or the XP version for £279.99.
#8
Sounds a bit over priced 50 quid for 512MB RAM more ?

Should be 199.00 with Linux and 512MB RAM.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/06/03/acer_launches_one/ :thumbsup:
#9
termite
Don't talk rubbish. A lot of people might have little use for certain features, but the camera will be a necessity for the majority and will make no significant difference to the cost.
If you look too horrific I suppose you may break it, which would be a pity.


a bit harsh - dont you think?
#10
Got mine on pre order. Good price.
#11
phatbhoy
a bit harsh - dont you think?


very and a bit uncalled for.i would also rather have the option of having a webcam or not .
#12
termite
Don't talk rubbish. A lot of people might have little use for certain features, but the camera will be a necessity for the majority and will make no significant difference to the cost.
If you look too horrific I suppose you may break it, which would be a pity.


I said "some of us".

Little miss drama queen

addendum: Webcams give cause for a larger bezel which, in some views, is ugly........and they also affect structural rigidity.
#13
Sorry. I didn't mean to cause a scene.

That was a ten pound note!
#14
termite
Don't talk rubbish. A lot of people might have little use for certain features, but the camera will be a necessity for the majority and will make no significant difference to the cost.
If you look too horrific I suppose you may break it, which would be a pity.


With all due respect you are more likely to be "talking rubbish". The original poster said that "SOME of us" didn't want such items. How is that rubbish?!? It's a fact.

You just plucked a non-fact out of yuor backside without any research and said that it would be a necessity for the majority.

Why then do many of the people I know not have webcams if it is such a majority necessity?

And no smart alec replies about them not wanting to encourage me to show my ugly face on the internet, thank you.
#15
Anotherone thats used a voucher code in the final price.
#16
rivergold
With all due respect you are more likely to be "talking rubbish". The original poster said that "SOME of us" didn't want such items. How is that rubbish?!? It's a fact.

You just plucked a non-fact out of yuor backside without any research and said that it would be a necessity for the majority.

Why then do many of the people I know not have webcams if it is such a majority necessity?

And no smart alec replies about them not wanting to encourage me to show my ugly face on the internet, thank you.


Thank goodness we won't be seeing your ugly face on the internet.
#17
termite
Thank goodness we won't be seeing your ugly face on the internet.


Ooh, sparkling wit, I'm in awe of you. The idea is, though, that you get the cheap shots in FIRST, before I pre-empt it. Otherwise it's not wit, it's just repeating things parrot fashion.

Perhaps you ought to think over your initial response to that other poster and once you've worked out why some of us think it was obnoxious, factually wrong, and completely uncalled for, then your mummy can give you back your internet access for next time you come home from school.
#18
Whilst termite & rivergold play tug-of-war with the teddies, back on subject.

This machine should have launched with the £199 price tag - now it's £220 or £250 depending on which Storage flavour you desire, it loses that 'must have' factor - pity.

Think I'm gonna wait for the price to drop on the SSD version and grab a seperate 64GB drive to pop in. Much more of a viable unit although high capacity SD cards are now dropping in price (8GB £14.99 inc. del. @ Play) so could be 16GB to begin with if someone wanted to take the plunge now.

I'll vote Hot only 'cause it's the best-looking Netbook to come out thus far - I DO like that Blue one :D
#19
rivergold
Ooh, sparkling wit, I'm in awe of you. The idea is, though, that you get the cheap shots in FIRST, before I pre-empt it. Otherwise it's not wit, it's just repeating things parrot fashion.

Perhaps you ought to think over your initial response to that other poster and once you've worked out why some of us think it was obnoxious, factually wrong, and completely uncalled for, then your mummy can give you back your internet access for next time you come home from school.


It is commercial madness to produce this type of machine without a camera. If your fingers are too fat to turn it off, use a chair leg.
#20
Is it easy to format Linux and replace it with Windows? ... and is it do able on this machine?
#21
Don't forget the other combinations, and colour, that is available at Play...

http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/6307/aspirepv2.gif

:thumbsup:
#22
If you know what ur doing u will never need a driver disk. At least with the advent its cheaper with xp and you can walk into any pcworld with it if theres a prob
#23
Anyone know the battery life on one of these things? Im after a 'netbook' for when i start uni in September but am having a real hard time deciding between them all.
#24
Couple of points to note. I'm unable to back it up with cold hard proof be I'm sure I read somewhere the SSD and RAM were soldered in. However, expansion can be found via an SD card which, once inserted, will be added seamlessly to your overall HD space. This is a separate slot to your multi card reader slot.

Battery life. It has been reported that the 3 cell will last 3 hours (normal usage) under Linux and 2 hours under XP. A 6 cell battery is an option... or going to be... not clear if it will be an option to upgrade as a spare battery or will be an option to purchase with it included (at a higher price I am sure).

Details are quite sketchy so please use the above as points to note rather than facts right now. Until we can get hands on experience of them.
#25
Voted hot, this is the current best choice for a cheap ultra portable, battery life is a bit low though.
Id go for this "one" - especially with a webcam :thumbsup:
#26
Just out of curiosity, what would be the attraction of one of these as against the Asus eee 900 or 901?

The Asus has a 2 year warranty and a SSD, both of which would appeal to me (the SSD for better reliability).

Any thoughts on the relative merits of the two (and any others) please?
#27
jocksteeluk
I would recommend this over the Advent branded system any day simply because of the after care support, where as Acer has fully maintained support servers Advent has a £30 a time driver cd and a premium rate support line.


To be fair, that shouldn't be a problem since the Advent uses the exact same drivers as the MSI Wind which will be well supported!
#28
Newbold
Just out of curiosity, what would be the attraction of one of these as against the Asus eee 900 or 901?

The Asus has a 2 year warranty and a SSD, both of which would appeal to me (the SSD for better reliability).

Any thoughts on the relative merits of the two (and any others) please?


Price of this one seems to be the main draw :) Everything else is better on the 901! (OK, some people would prefer more storage)
#29
rivergold
Why then do many of the people I know not have webcams if it is such a majority necessity?

Anecdotal evidence means nothing, sir.
#30
StormB
Everything else is better on the 901!


I personally would have gone for the 901 had they improved the keyboard. However, as it is, it's still the same one with small keys they used all the way back to the 700 :-(

They keyboard on the Wind/Advent and Aspire are around 90% the size of regular notebook keyboards and as such are, by comparison, easier to type on that Asus' one.
#31
The Register have a list of expected release dates for these cheap small computers:
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/07/08/scc_countdown/
#32
termite

That was a ten pound note!


Time to ring up Dial-a-Pizza :thumbsup:
#33
i look pretty horrendous but the webcam is a good idea
these are like to drop in price and many are expected on the maket by oct:whistling:
#34
The blue version with 120Gb disk + 512Mb is only £229 -

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5825963/Acer-Aspire-One-A150L-Atom-N270-1-6GHz-512MB-120GB-8-9-Linux-NetBook-Blue/Product.html

The equivalent spec white is £249 .. ;)
#35
effpee
Time to ring up Dial-a-Pizza :thumbsup:


I'm gonna feed my children non organic food.
#36
The advent version has the WEBCAM and mic IT also has a 10" screen.
and has 1GB ram and truely impressed it fast has a great screen!! rushed and bought one realised no need!!
banned#37
It is either:

Acer Aspire One
MSI Wind
PC World Advent (wind)
Asus 901 (or 1000 when it comes out)
Dell E (new dell eee pc)
Sony Via (new sony eee pc)

I think some serious research is needed.
#38
http://www.mobilecomputermag.co.uk/

has reviewed the wind, the one and the eee

im buying an advent methinks
#39
Seems as if play have put their prices up in line with other retailers.. The basic spec One was on their site at £199.99 a few days ago.
#40
Does this weigh about 1kg like an eee machine?

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