Acer Aspire One (White, 512Mb, Memory, 8GB SSD) - £179.00 - 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
Cheapest I've seen. Yesterday it retailed at £199.

# Screen size: 8.9 inches
# Processor: Intel Atom
# Memory (RAM): 512 MB
# Storage (hard drive): Flash 8 GB
# Operating system: Linux

Or... the 150 version (1Gb Memory, 120Gb Hard Disk) for £224.99!!! (Just reserved one!)
More From Comet (In Administration):

All Comments

(68) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
Your title is incorrect - it only has 512mb RAM :thumbsup:
#2
fantastic price. good spot
#3
good find:)
#4
bargain, especially for comet

seriously tempted
#5
Excellent bit of kit, highly recommend these, I bought one last month when they were 199 at PC World but got it for £179.60 with voucher and Quidco.

Nice sized keyboard, good build, fast boot (15 seconds) so ideal for surfing and e-mails.
#6
Same price at Amazon too. Looking to buy something like this for my youngest daughter for Christmas, but not sure which one to go for. This only has a 3 cell battery which may not last that long. Is it better to go for the asus eee 901?
#7
PC World Pricematch might be an option here...
#8
Had a look:

PCW Price - £199.99

This price £179.

PCW Price-Match price - £176.90

Good if the store is nearer otherwise probably not worth it
#9
Not sure whether a good deal. Went for previous Comet offer posted on here and they not only made an error on their web-site with incorrect specification but the stock label applied at the warehouse even said that the model supplied should have had a 120Gb Hard Disk Drive fitted as opposed to an 8Gb SSD.

Comet admitted to the error and charged £50.00 to my credit card without my authorization for the correct specification machine to ship.

Comet are in breech of contract however they do not seem to care.

Be aware of errors being made by Comet.

Good luck.
#10
Can this be upgraded to 120GB?
#11
newbie2linux;3047561

Comet are in breech of contract however they do not seem to care.
Be aware of errors being made by Comet.
Good luck.


Expansys seem to have the same attitude, just recently

I have personally had far WORSE problems with Comet!
A friend of mine found that a County Court judgement against Comet didn't even get them to respond! However, the Bailiff did get a "response" :-)
#12
mchu6am4
Can this be upgraded to 120GB?


No, it's got SSD, not HDD.
#13
Excellent price for the SSD model, but if your like me and want windows opting for the slighty more expensive 120gb hd and 1gb ram version makes a MASSIVE differnece and the system is much much faster.
#14
Great - thank you - I am planning on buying two of these, one for my mother and one for my partner's mother. Who wants to be bothered with constant worries about Windows malware attacks when it's perfect for surfing, emails, Skype etc? And of course the solid state disk is much more robust than a hard drive.
#15
Jakg;3047427
PC World Pricematch might be an option here...
I don't think so unforch - it's the white one, which PC World doesn't do at this spec.
#16
w_orbit
No, it's got SSD, not HDD.


You can swap the SSD for a HDD no problem.
#17
iNSOMANiAC
You can swap the SSD for a HDD no problem.


I was under the impression that there are different connections between the 1.8" SSD and the SATA 2.5" HDD models, plus the HDD models case is slightly bulged to allow for the extra size of the 2.5" HDD. I thought that swapping the SSD for a 2.5" HDD wasn't a simple SSD out, HDD in procedure, but required removing/cutting the case slightly and soldering a SATA connector onto the motherboard. Is swapping for a 1.8" HDD an easier affair?

Good price on the 150 with 1GB Ram as well, torn now on what to get ... :)
#18
CashMoney
I was under the impression that there are different connections between the 1.8" SSD and the SATA 2.5" HDD models, plus the HDD models case is slightly bulged to allow for the extra size of the 2.5" HDD. I thought that swapping the SSD for a 2.5" HDD wasn't a simple SSD out, HDD in procedure, but required removing/cutting the case slightly and soldering a SATA connector onto the motherboard. Is swapping for a 1.8" HDD an easier affair?

Good price on the 150 with 1GB Ram as well, torn now on what to get ... :)


Swapping for a 1.8" HD is a simple affair and can be done easily, however the 120GB HDD option is a little more complicated. You have to solder a sata connector and possibly create your own mount for the hard disk.

It can however be done. And at this price £180 it might be just worth it to buy the cheaper SSD and upgrade it to a HD version but it will void warranty. I think just buying the HDD version with some voucher codes to bring it closer to £200 would be a better option.

BTW linux compatabilty with this Acer is very very good, everything apart from SD card reader I got working within half an hour after. I didn't need SD card reader so didn't bother but I bet that would take an extra 10 mins.
#19
iNSOMANiAC
You can swap the SSD for a HDD no problem.

No you cant actually. I've had both and not only are the internals different, the HD version also stikcs out at the bottom.
#20
Does anyone know anything about the new one of these to come out?
Has a 6 cell battery?
#21
I'm tempted to get the 120Gb version and stick XP on it. The SSD is too slow for XP when it comes to write speed. I've heard that installing XP SP3 on a Aspire SSD can take 2 hours!

However, the benefit of Linux is the 15 second startup time. Installing XP will make this slower. Hmmm.

Anyway, this machine is still new (released the start of September?), and new technology always goes down in price...
#22
EyeDoubleYou
Does anyone know anything about the new one of these to come out?
Has a 6 cell battery?


It's due to be released, and has an alleged 5 hour capacity. It'll be a heaver and more expensive machine though.
#23
http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo11/zermattbusby/5693415_f8d4460392.jpg
#24
Gazzie
It's due to be released, and has an alleged 5 hour capacity. It'll be a heaver and more expensive machine though.


Sure, but once the new one's released this will drop in price further. Ditto applies to the EEE laptops, as there's some new models coming out. Shame I don't know the release dates...
#25
There will always be new models coming along, both Toshiba and Samsung are releasing shortly. However, since Asus first launched the Eee netbooks last year and carved a new niche, their later models have been increasing in price, most now run XP and are £250-£300.

This Acer is not perfect, there are better netbooks out there but you need to pay nearly £100 more. For £180 I think this is the best value netbook on the market.
#26
iNSOMANiAC;3048115
You can swap the SSD for a HDD no problem.


Yes, you can replace the SDD with the appropriate HDD which is the 1.8" (not 2.5") and with zif or cif connector. Not many people make the 1.8" hdd and in fewer cases is the zif connector standard (in which case an adapter is also needed). Also it can work out a bit expensive. When I was looking around for one last month the 80gb Toshiba was going for well over £50 on ebay. So if you want a HDD probably better to buy the model with one pre-installed.

As regards the Ram, now that can be upgraded fairly cheaply. I got an extra gig for under a tenner. But its fairly fiddly business slotting it in. However, having put it in I think the extra ram is essential for good functionality (eg., better scrolling).
#27
would this be ok for the kids? basically for msn, surfing,homework etc?
#28
Yes, provided they don't want to play graphically-intensive games. Firefox is a better browser than Microsoft's effort anyway. OpenOffice is just as good as MS Office unless you want to do particularly esoteric things which you didn't know you wanted to do until MS invented them. There are lots of nice free games of the non graphically-intensive variety available for Linux. Note that netbooks do not have an optical drive so won't play or burn CDs and DVDs unless you attach one. If you want to move large amounts of data around you use a memory card or USB stick.
#29
brought 1 of these sent it back day after, not impressed :thumbsup:
#30
stokie28;3050025
brought 1 of these sent it back day after, not impressed :thumbsup:

So why were you 'not impressed 'Stokie? The general opinion out there is that this is a pretty good little computer. Some people dont like the touchpad and the positioning of the touchpad buttons. The battery life is another issue - it's 3 cell, but nevertheless lasts over 2 hours. In doesnt have wi-max (as opposed to wi-fi) but then neither do the competitors. So whats the issue Stokie?
#31
loupomm
would this be ok for the kids? basically for msn, surfing,homework etc?


My only concern would be, how good is the Linux MSN client? You can do a lot of stuff with live messenger - I have no idea what's supported on the client installed on this comp. If they essentially text chat I'm sure there will be no issues.
#32
thanks guys i'll consider it more then :)
#33
leighonigar
My only concern would be, how good is the Linux MSN client? You can do a lot of stuff with live messenger - I have no idea what's supported on the client installed on this comp. If they essentially text chat I'm sure there will be no issues.


It'll likely be Pidgin, and if not you can always install it.

Pidgin is an excellent, full-featured IM client with support for multiple networks and a plugin system. If you can't do something with it, chances are there'll be a plugin out there for it. I run it on both my Windows and Linux partitions, so you can always grab it and try it out.

Pidgin does not contain the rubbish that the official WLM contains, so whether or not that is a bonus will depend upon your usage.

As for the offer: thanks, I've been looking at these machines and will most likely abuse the PCW price match.
#34
For anyone that wants an easy solution to install any version of linux/windows or any other OS, consider buying a Sandisk cruzer U3 disk.

You can customise this disk with any cd ISO image you want and boot off it, that how I installed Linux and windows. No messing around with making a bootable usb stick etc.
#35
J400uk
No you cant actually. I've had both and not only are the internals different, the HD version also stikcs out at the bottom.


Agreed, the external casing (as in the underside of the Aspire One) for the SSD models and HDD models is physically different. The HDD model has a "bump" sticking out (as mentioned by J400) to accomodate the physically larger HDD drive. As such, buying an SSD Aspire One and expecting to be able to shove a 2.5" SATA notebook drive in there is going to leave users somewhat frustrated.
#36
Picked mine up this morning, bit apprehensive regarding the colour but no worries white looks great (Some say its the new black) Runs very smooth and slick :thumbsup:

A few extra quid can be gained as follows :-

PC World AAO A110 AW £199.99 > £176.89 (Comet P/M + 10%) - Quidco 2.5% = £172.47

Many thanks Gazzie
#37
thanks zermattbusby

Picked up the A150 model at lunch. Already got Windows XP running on it. Previously had a A110 (which got returned due to a dodgy charger), the A150 fan is a little nosier than the A110 for some reason. Also got a case in the box (didn't get one with the A110).

Very impressed though.
#38
leighonigar;3051118
My only concern would be, how good is the Linux MSN client?
It all depends what point in the cycle it is of "client supports MSN" -> "Microsoft intruduces change to protocol to break client" -> "authors of client reverse-engineer the protocol to enable client to support MSN again". That's the trouble with using a proprietary system controlled by a monopoly supplier, but then people are like sheep.
#39
zermattbusby;3055721
PC World AAO A110 AW £199.99 > £176.89 (Comet P/M + 10%) - Quidco 2.5% = £172.47
I'm confused by this, as I can only find the blue A110 on PC World's website. Do they have the white one in-store?
1 Like #40
pibpob
I'm confused by this, as I can only find the blue A110 on PC World's website. Do they have the white one in-store?


Here you go...
http://www.pcworld.co.uk/martprd/store/pcw_page.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@2076302489.1222439807@@@@&BV_EngineID=ccggadeffffejehcflgceggdhhmdgmi.0&page=Product&fm=null&sm=null&tm=null&sku=339082&category_oid=

Typing this on it now, really pleased, Comes with a UK Plug (always reassuring) + you get a nice little soft case with it :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

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!