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COMET INSTORE - Acer Aspire One - AOA150-AB £169.99 - blue only - 1GB memory, 160GB HD, Linux

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as above. Checked two local stores and both only have blue in store. Online site now has none available and I am guessing they wont get anymore as this is a discontinued item. have been checking… Read More
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as above.
Checked two local stores and both only have blue in store. Online site now has none available and I am guessing they wont get anymore as this is a discontinued item.

have been checking web prices and this is by far the cheapest I can find
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#1
do you have a product code for this so i can check my local comet
#2
Tesco have the windows version for £190 using a Tesco £9 off a £90 spend voucher.
Double clubcard as well. Ordered one this afternoon, blue and white available.
#4
wantthatone
Tesco have the windows version for £190 using a Tesco £9 off a £90 spend voucher.
Double clubcard as well. Ordered one this afternoon, blue and white available.

The one you're probably referring to is Acer A110 N270 1GB 16GB 8.9" XP Blue Netbook which is different to this deal

At tesco it's selling for £249
#5
There are none left, I called 2 days ago and the closest one (and only one) was 50 miles away other than that there were none, if you can find one now you will be very lucky.

Not on the site now either so it will be a pain to get the product code to check stock.
#6
As i say, i found 2 stores at 3pm this afternoon
If you look on their website you wont find them

product code is AOA150-ab
#7
PineappleJ
As i say, i found 2 stores at 3pm this afternoon
If you look on their website you wont find them

product code is AOA150-ab

Thats not the product code, Comets product codes are numeric, I did have them written down but cant find the post-it. Which stores did you find? Like I said I tried on Saturday morning and there was one in Tamworth that was it, other than that there was nothing anywhere near me which is most of the north west.
#8
Ah ha found them, the product codes are 484245 for the blue one and 484261 for the white.
#9
ah ok, sorry, the stores were Maybury & Straiton, both edinburgh
#10
I've just called my local store and they have only have a display model instock.

They said on the phone they will be willing to discuss the price if I go down to the store.

If anyone can give me any tips on what price I should try and get it down to and whether it is worth buying an ex-display model laptop?
#11
I would have thought about £20-£30 off would be about right given that acer sell a1 versions of these (damaged box only, item new) for 149?
Let me know how you get on as I will be calling my local store tO determine stock.

Provided the item is not damaged the only concern would be if its been running off battery in the store as that won't have done it any good.
My local store didn't have batteries attached whichb shows some sense s!

Alternatively, if they won't discount by this much try for products (mouse, sleeve) which you shoule get more"value" than a direct discount!
#12
Is this a 8.9" screen or 10 6 cell battery? I just ordered the new MSI Wind with a 10" screen for £147, I will post once I get the goods to ensure the seller is legit lol.
#13
Took delivery of mine (ordered from last week's Hot deal) and it had a dead pixel right in the middle of the screen. GUTTED. Comet have agreed a full refund :( No more in stock, and none expected as new models will be out shortly :(:(
#14
[size=1](this is probably getting old for some people but there are others out there new to the AAOne...)[/size]

[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 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 (^_^)[/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:
#15
OK, actually tried to buy one and all models are ex-demo.
Comet were only offering 5%-10% off... none of the shops had theirs inside a glass case and not switched on so might go for that.

Is the only difference with the new models the increased HD?

Are there other models due?
#16
the topic says the item is discontinued, whats replacing it..?
#17
I have one of these and they are pretty neat actually.

Just a word of warning though - the features from the built-in menu are rock solid but anything else can be a real faff. This is a Linux thing rather than any fault in this particular device. It is not like a Windows laptop where you can just plug in your (camera or whatever) and pretty much it is likely to work.
#18
This is a good price if you can find it. I've been plaguing the varoius sites that sell this (and other laptops) recently. I did find an ex-display model in a Comet, but they were unwilling to offer any discount for it saying they couldn't because they "weren't discontinuing the item". Didn't sound like a proper reason to me and could just be an excuse to not discount it thinking they could flog it full price given their popularity, but it might be true that they'll be getting more in.
#19
How you get it for that price? if its truly the 160gb/1gb model then thats the best bargain I have seen!
#20
czrsiNk
Took delivery of mine (ordered from last week's Hot deal) and it had a dead pixel right in the middle of the screen. GUTTED. Comet have agreed a full refund :( No more in stock, and none expected as new models will be out shortly :(:(


What new ones are they getting instock? I think it's the same ATOM model anyway.
You're really lucky they agreed to take it back as it's not considered faulty unless they have 5 dead pixels.

I did find this deal online if you want an alternative;
Only £135 for a netbook :)
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7775/screenshot2009041414031.png
#21
metronome;4928905
What new ones are they getting instock? I think it's the same ATOM model anyway.
You're really lucky they agreed to take it back as it's not considered faulty unless they have 5 dead pixels.

I did find this deal online if you want an alternative;
Only £135 for a netbook :)
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/7775/screenshot2009041414031.png

Link to deal here: h##p://www.mindinbox.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=512 however looking at it I doubt its legit the wind U120 isn't to my knowlege out in the UK yet never mind at that price. Also there is no contact info and the verified links at the bottom don't work, nice find but looks like a con to me.

Edit: Changed link so people don't just click through without reading the rest of the post.
#22
Quick follow up on mindinbox.com just check whois info http://www.whois.net/whois/mindinbox.com need I say more, AVOID!!!
#23
Got the linux one and put vista on it a few months back adn these things are HOT. Get it if you can :)
#24
lloydmedley
Got the linux one and put vista on it a few months back adn these things are HOT. Get it if you can :)

Did you upgrade the RAM? If not how does vista run? Runs fine on my NC10 but its got 2GB RAM.
#25
potatouk
Quick follow up on mindinbox.com just check whois info http://www.whois.net/whois/mindinbox.com need I say more, AVOID!!!


I know I will raise a dispute with Paypal if I don't get the goods to get my money back which is why I went for it lol. Yeh that model isn't in the UK one it's the US one. Although I didn't think they were China, but hey the whois doesn't lie :p

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