For those who missed Asda Acer Aspire deal - Acer A150L N270 1GB 120GB 8.9" Blue Netbook £199.00 @ Tesco - 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
337Expired

For those who missed Asda Acer Aspire deal - Acer A150L N270 1GB 120GB 8.9" Blue Netbook £199.00 @ Tesco

£199.00 @ Tesco
Instore only Was at Tesco ILKESTON about 2 hours ago and noticed this on offer, online price at Tesco is £239.00 It might help someone who wanted the Acer Aspire at ASDA but missed out due to la… Read More
Wenchybev Avatar
8y, 5m agoFound 8 years, 5 months ago
Instore only

Was at Tesco ILKESTON about 2 hours ago and noticed this on offer, online price at Tesco is £239.00

It might help someone who wanted the Acer Aspire at ASDA but missed out due to lack of stock.

Have a photo of the stock label & price on my mobile will upload it soon as I get a chance

Acer Aspire 150L Blue
N270
1G
120GB
8.9Inch Netbook



Price £199.00 (save £50) label says
NOT AN ONLINE OFFER

I have a pic on my mobile but havent uploaded it yet, but it might help someone if they really want the Acer similar to the one we all bought

I posted what I saw, i have now changed the description as the OS is in dispute but I know what i saw - I'll stick to reading deals instead of posting them when i see them
More From Tesco:

All Comments

(81) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
Page:
#1
http://direct.tesco.com/pi/Enlarge/9/SS09205-0109TPS427833.jpggood price
#2
Good deal as has XP for those that don't like Linux and takes the pain out of having to install more RAM.
#3
Thanks for uploading the picture, i just got home with my new Medion PC, rushed out early to get it and missed breakfast so im now making toast and having a cuppa, i will upload the picture of the instore price from my phone asap
#4
It's an excellent deal as this has Windows XP licence. It is therefore just a tad more expensive than the ASDA deal at £150 as you have to add £10 for 1GB DDR2 memory on top so you end up with 1.5GB memory and nullified your warranty. So in effect you are paying £40 for a real Windows XP licence and keep your manufacturer's warranty and save a day's work. However the day's work does mean that you end up with a dual boot system having Linux and XP. So if you out and about travelling and screwed up Windows XP or it infected with virus you still have the barebones of Linux as alternative.
#5
there r 2 online one has 120gb and is discontinued and the other with only 16gb is £239! was it the discontinued one u got for £199??
#6
Tesco website says:

Discontinued.
#7
In the title you say 16GB but lower down 120GB ?
#8
[FONT="Verdana"]Agree, this is an excellent deal as one of the stumbling blocks for the members I helped out was the cost of purchasing Windows XP to run on the Acer Aspire One netbooks from the Asda deal.

With it running already with 1GB of RAM there's not that much of a need to upgrade it further unless people are planning to run multiple applications on it - hell even Windows 7 Beta would run okay on it as is, as this was seen by multiple members on the original Asda deal thread.

Heat & rep from me plus if I get time I'll have to swing in past Tesco to see if they have one to buy.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#9
zermattbusby
In the title you say 16GB but lower down 120GB ?


typo ...sorry :P

title exactly as per my screen shot on phone now, still very good deal
#10
splender
It's an excellent deal as this has Windows XP licence. It is therefore just a tad more expensive than the ASDA deal at £150 as you have to add £10 for 1GB DDR2 memory on top so you end up with 1.5GB memory and nullified your warranty. So in effect you are paying £40 for a real Windows XP licence and keep your manufacturer's warranty and save a day's work. However the day's work does mean that you end up with a dual boot system having Linux and XP. So if you out and about travelling and screwed up Windows XP or it infected with virus you still have the barebones of Linux as alternative.


[FONT="Verdana"]The Linpus Lite Linux distribution is not that good a runner based upon the problems encountered on the Asda deal thread but also on the threads present at the Acer Aspire One User Community - there is the option of using other Linux distributions instead if they want to dual-boot or replace the bundled Windows operating system.

Good ones that have been used previously on this model are Ubuntu, Kbuntu, Xbuntu, Fedora, Slax and SUSE as a few examples.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#11
dee.s.g
there r 2 online one has 120gb and is discontinued and the other with only 16gb is £239! was it the discontinued one u got for £199??



Like my first post says, i wasnt buying one, i was out buying my new desktop PC (i also bought the Asda acer 2 weeks ago)

went over to see how their Acer prices were compared to the deal i got and spotted this, took screeny with phone, havent posted that yet, havent even unpacked shopping yet :whistling:
#12
levilad
Tesco website says:

Discontinued.


It was an instore offer
#13
Wenchybev
typo ...sorry :P

title exactly as per my screen shot on phone now, still very good deal


No probs :thumbsup: just wasn't sure which one it was. XP + 1GB of factory fitted Ram for an extra £49.00 excellent price.
#14
[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]There have been rumours that putting in a 2Gb stick will disable the onboard 512Mb so that you can still get 2Gb total but no one has seen proof of this yet. The Intel chipset that is being used would normally allow for 2Gb sticks but the 1Gb stick limitation has been imposed by Acer in the BIOS that they've implemented.[/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
http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Wenchybev/acertesco.jpg
#16
Am I right in saying that this DOESN'T have any sort of CD/DVD drive in it?

If this is the case, how would I go about installing various bits of software from CD? Would I have to also buy an external USB CD drive?
#17
No it doesn't have a cd/dvd drive - you have to use the usb ports.

If you include Tesco points in the deal - 200 points is £8 worth in deals - its not bad....
#18
KevinM
Am I right in saying that this DOESN'T have any sort of CD/DVD drive in it?

If this is the case, how would I go about installing various bits of software from CD? Would I have to also buy an external USB CD drive?


It doesn't have a cd or dvd drive. You could just use a usb cd/dvd drive. Or just install things from a SD card or USB thumb drive. I find most things I install these days come downloadable from the net.
#19
KevinM
Am I right in saying that this DOESN'T have any sort of CD/DVD drive in it?

If this is the case, how would I go about installing various bits of software from CD? Would I have to also buy an external USB CD drive?


i used the xbox 360 hd-dvd drive to install xp on my aa1
#20
splender
end up with 1.5GB memory and nullified your warranty


and how does upgrading the memory nullify the warranty ?

as long as the memory upgrade does not cause damage to, or failure of, any part of the system or it's components then the warranty is valid
it is only void if you try to make a claim for a problem directly relating to the upgrade
i.e. if the hdd, screen, keyboard etc. fails you can claim
but if the socket into which you installed the memory fails they probably won't fix it under warranty

there are plenty of threads about this very subject at [url]www.aspireoneuser.com/forum[/url]
#21
also, isn't the A150L the Linux version ?
#22
None in stock at Longton Extra, Stoke on Trent
#23
soweezy
also, isn't the A150L the Linux version ?


The plot thickens :thinking:
#24
zermattbusby
The plot thickens :thinking:


[FONT="Verdana"]Agree, as a search via Google UK shows that the '150L' series is meant to be running with the Linux distribution Linpus Lite on it - either way its still a good buy especially if people are happy to stick with Linux or have an existing Windows license if they want to install Windows 2000/XP/Vista onto it.

Worst case scenario they can always install Windows 7 Beta or go down the route of using another Linux distribution (Ubuntu, Kbuntu, Fedora, Slax, SUSE, etc) onto it as the large Linux distributions have more support out there for them than what is being seen for Linpus Lite.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#25
Wish id took a photo of the monitor turned on now - can only post what i saw

At the time i was only in the shop to buy my new desktop pc and only quickly took one photo of the price tag of the acer as it was a good deal , i was more interested in getting home and setting the desktop
#26
Wenchybev
Wish id took a photo of the monitor turned on now - can only post what i saw

At the time i was only in the shop to buy my new desktop pc and only quickly took one photo of the price tag of the acer as it was a good deal , i was more interested in getting home and setting the desktop

[FONT="Verdana"]
No probs mate - the proof is in the pudding as the old saying goes. I'll see if I can get one of my house mates to give Tesco a phone for me to see what the score is...just need for them to get home! :oops:

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#27
I went to Tesco in Ilkeston yesterday looking for a netbook, I did not see this one and ended up going across the road to Aldi and bought the 10" Medion netbook for £250.
#28
Darn it. That was not what I had hoped for at all. Scoured my local Tesco stores and finally found one that had stock.

Got it home, plugged it in and it's not XP at all, but Linux.

Not too happy, as I defo wanted it for XP work.

Will Tesco take it back now that it has been opened and switched on?

If they wont, is it possible to put XP on this?
#29
KevinM
Darn it. That was not what I had hoped for at all. Scoured my local Tesco stores and finally found one that had stock.

Got it home, plugged it in and it's not XP at all, but Linux.

Not too happy, as I defo wanted it for XP work.

Will Tesco take it back now that it has been opened and switched on?

If they wont, is it possible to put XP on this?


[FONT="Verdana"]They should take it back - just explain that it 'wasn't working' properly. :whistling:

If you keep it and want to install Windows it is very easy to do - check out the Asda deal thread for the Acer Aspire One Netbook and you'll see links to install guides at the top by the OP but also posts from other members who have actually installed Windows XP/Vista/7 Beta but also other operating systems such as Linux & Mac OS X.

[FONT="Verdana"]Acer Aspire One AOA150-Ab Netbook with 512Mb Ram and 120Gb HDD £150 Instore @ Asda - Page 224 - HotUKDeals Forum[/FONT]
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/318205/showthread.php?p=4241979&posted=1#post4241979

Install Windows XP using USB Flash Disk/ Flash Drive - Step by Step Guide
http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/install-windows-xp-using-usb-flash-disk.html

PS - IF you don't have a serial key for Windows XP you'll be looking at between £45.00p through to £65.00p for Windows XP Home Edition; the prices I've listed are based upon search results previously done & information passed on by other members on the Asda thread.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#30
KevinM
Will Tesco take it back now that it has been opened and switched on?


yes, just tell them you thought it was a windows pc... "I thought all PC's came with windows xp/vista ?" :lol:
#31
OK, thanks for the advice. I think I wil give XP a try. I must admit, I do like the look of the thing. So if I can get XP up 'n' running on it, I will defo keep it.

Cheers,
#32
KevinM
Darn it. That was not what I had hoped for at all. Scoured my local Tesco stores and finally found one that had stock.

Got it home, plugged it in and it's not XP at all, but Linux.

Not too happy, as I defo wanted it for XP work.

Will Tesco take it back now that it has been opened and switched on?

If they wont, is it possible to put XP on this?


If they told you it was XP under sale of goods act you are covered and they have to refund the £ - like you i only want XP (for work reasons) etc..
#33
Hi,

The Tesco netbook, was size hard disk is fitted - 120gb or 160gb?

Also was the price next too (or near) a display model or banner showing Windows XP.

Thanks.
#34
Sounds good to me!

Heat added!
#35
troubled_buyer
Hi,

The Tesco netbook, was size hard disk is fitted - 120gb or 160gb?

Also was the price next too (or near) a display model or banner showing Windows XP.

Thanks.


No, they actually had none on display at all. it was only after I had asked about the "Acer Netbook that you have for sale at £199" that they fished the last one from behind the counter.

I never asked about XP and they never mentioned XP, I simply said I'd take it and paid for it (I just assumed it was XP. Every PC I've ever bought has had Windows installed. It never even crossed my mind that this one wouldn't).

Oh, and it was the 120Gb one.
#36
KevinM
No, they actually had none on display at all. it was only after I had asked about the "Acer Netbook that you have for sale at £199" that they fished the last one from behind the counter.

I never asked about XP and they never mentioned XP, I simply said I'd take it and paid for it (I just assumed it was XP. Every PC I've ever bought has had Windows installed. It never even crossed my mind that this one wouldn't).

Oh, and it was the 120Gb one.


Kev... I don't think your doing yourself any favours by installing XP on it ! There's still ASDA AAOs to be found, take yours back for a refund, then try to buy the ASDA one. Then install XP on that. Basically its costing you £40.00 more + more than likely you will get 160GB mod from ASDA.

Also 1GB is really here nor there your better off upgrading the ASDA one to 1.5GB
#37
Just called Tesco Ilkeston 0845 6779807 The model they are offering is definitely the...

A150L (Linux)
#38
zermattbusby
Just called Tesco Ilkeston 0845 6779807 The model they are offering is definitely the...

A150L (Linux)


[FONT="Verdana"]If you can't get your hand on one of the A150L netbooks from the Asda deal at least this is a good secondary option to go for - at least for the non-technical people out there the memory is there for them to work with, especially if they are sticking with Linpus Lite or installing Windows XP.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#39
It's worth checking the bios firmware versions that they have in-stock, you never know Tesco might have some 160gb versions too.
See here for the specific firmwares you are after:
#40
It was £189 down to £150 at ASDA.

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!