Acer Aspire One  £199.99(£189.05 with Voucher)  WAS £249.99 @ PC World
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Acer Aspire One £199.99(£189.05 with Voucher) WAS £249.99 @ PC World

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Found 19th Aug 2008Made hot 20th Aug 2008
Brand new Acer Aspire One netbook on the move! You will love its blue sleek design, light weight, 8.9" CrystalBrite LCD display & built in webcam. Featuring the latest Intel mobile technology with the low voltage Intel Atom processor, the new Acer netbook comes with 8 GB Flash Hard Drive to carry all your favourite files on the move and a 512MB Memory to run your applications smoothly. This superb netbook is wireless enabled, it includes Linpus Linux Lite version operating system and only weight 0.995 kg. Comes with a built in microphone to stay in touch with your friends.

Full specification
Internal Memory 512 MB
Colour Screen YES
Display Resolution 1024x600
Processor speed 1600 The higher the number of Megahertz (MHZ) the faster the processor should be
Integrated Speakers YES
Width 249 mm
Depth 170 mm
Height 29 mm
Weight 0.995 kg This is the weight of the appliance in KG
Battery Type Li-ion
PC Compatible NO
Mac Compatible NO

£189.05 it comes to with attached voucher Forgot to add that in, come on I was tired at 1am
2.5% with Quidco too getting it for Roughly about £184.32

109 Comments

Original Poster

Big sale starting tomorrow, saw this for £199.99 not a bad price still prefer the advent/msi ]at PC World for £279.99.

This will be available in store and im sure it will be online too.

When you click on the link it says £249 and when the 5% voucher discount is factored in the price is roundabout £237.50. How did you arrive at the price of £199?

starts tomorrow by the looks of it

is it going to get updated to £199 tommorow?

Original Poster

Yeah I've handled the advertising (POINT OF SALE) Will prolly get myself one with but with 10% staff discount off of it too.

"Colour Screen NO"

A black and white screen for £200 is just ridiculous these days.

Original Poster

Im sure it is i've just copied and pasted.

Banned

It has got a colour screen.

what do you need to contact to internet when not in wireless area? would u need 3 mobile dongle or similiar?

8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even ipods have more! Be ok for young kids maybe.

DAVIDADAN;2782942

8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even … 8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even ipods have more! Be ok for young kids maybe.



The spec is wrong. The 'One' is available with an 8 GB flash drive or a 120 gb hard drive. If you look at the Dixons site, the specs and pricing are all incorrect.

For £199.99, it will be the base model with Linux & 8 gb SSD with 0.5 gb RAM. I have reserved a 120 gb, 1 gb RAM model from Play for £245.99.

DAVIDADAN;2782942

8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even … 8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even ipods have more! Be ok for young kids maybe.



this isn't a laptop, it's a netbook. it's designed as a ultra mobile mini computer specifically for internet browsing and emailing. 8 gig is more than sufficient for that. you can still plug in an external HD or other USB devices such as a flashdrive. you can get some with a 20gig drive or one or two with an 80gig drive for about £280-£300, but sub £270 it's usually around 4gig HD

Any idea when the price will drop, or if it is indeed the model with 1GB, and a 120GB HDD?
I've been looking at these and for the better model and £200 I'll "have" to pick one up.

Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for an ASUS 901, but I've read such horror stories about the poorly functioning Xandros on them I've given up until ASUS have got it sorted.

It shows 249£ on pcworld!
Where did you see 199£ ?

On the first page in this thread!!!!

Come on use a bit of your brain.

tushar;2783017

It shows 249£ on pcworld!Where did you see 199£ ?



Umm, on the deal link? Methinks they've pulled the trigger on the offer now and a bloody good deal it is too. They seem to have sorted out the product information as well so this now does indeed have a colour screen :-D

Newbold;2783005

Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for … Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for an ASUS 901, but I've read such horror stories about the poorly functioning Xandros on them I've given up until ASUS have got it sorted.



I bought one of these when they first came out about a month ago - needed it to go on holiday with.

I didn't like the bundled Linux, so I stuck Gentoo Linux on it and had a brief play with Ubuntu, too. Stuck a 8GB SDHC in one of the 2 slots and now got 8+8GB SSD space.

@the badger - No built in 3G, but you can plug in a 3G USB dongle into 1 of the 3 USB ports (assuming you can get Linux Drivers / install XP).

Got the unit with me today if any more questions...

Rich.

Yeah, i've got one of these too, had it for a while now and am very pleased with it - find i can do everything my Vista laptop does bt i only use laptops for surfing and knocking together documents, watching films, listening to MP3's etc. It's likely not suited for high end games/video editing but i am very pelased with it.

I left the Linpus OS on mine, simply because it boots in around 10 or 15 seconds!!! I have gotten my 3G dongle (phone) working as a modem but only in Ubuntu, not Linpus as there are some modules missing.

Will happily field any questions, also check out [url]www.aspireoneuser.com[/url] where i am also a member.

ankh;2783097

I bought one of these when they first came out about a month ago - needed … I bought one of these when they first came out about a month ago - needed it to go on holiday with.I didn't like the bundled Linux, so I stuck Gentoo Linux on it and had a brief play with Ubuntu, too. Stuck a 8GB SDHC in one of the 2 slots and now got 8+8GB SSD [email protected] badger - No built in 3G, but you can plug in a 3G USB dongle into 1 of the 3 USB ports (assuming you can get Linux Drivers / install XP).Got the unit with me today if any more questions...Rich.



Thanks for the info. I just want something I can take on holiday, mainly to access the net either wirelessly or via a hotel port. Bit of basic word processing too, plus showing pictures/video from the camera.

I'm no techie, so I need it to work out of the box, without messing around with it.

Will this fit the bill, do you reckon?

DAVIDADAN;2782942

8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even … 8GB hard drive is ridiculous! Most modern laptops have 40-160 GB! Even ipods have more! Be ok for young kids maybe.


:roll: Have you seen the size of this, or how heavy it is?
Newbold;2783005

Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for … Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for an ASUS 901, but I've read such horror stories about the poorly functioning Xandros on them I've given up until ASUS have got it sorted.


What's wrong with Xandros? Worked fine for me for over six months..

With regard to Xandros on the eeePC, the Huawei E220 dongle works out of the box.

http://i34.tinypic.com/34ytpo9.jpg

Others have been made to work with some effort. Take at look at the forums at [url]www.eeeuser.com[/url]

Really tempted to get one of these now, mouse sat over the submit button on the last page of checkout lol.

A true Netbook for me should have a 3G sim slot

Newbold;2783119

Thanks for the info. I just want something I can take on holiday, mainly … Thanks for the info. I just want something I can take on holiday, mainly to access the net either wirelessly or via a hotel port. Bit of basic word processing too, plus showing pictures/video from the camera.I'm no techie, so I need it to work out of the box, without messing around with it.Will this fit the bill, do you reckon?



Yeah, I took mine on holiday so the kids could watch videos whilst we got bladdered ;-)

Seriously, though, the unit has Wireless as well as Wired network access, but obviously no DVD drive, so you'll need to feed it video via a USB stick or something. The bundled wireless software worked fine for me, and I think it came with OpenOffice, which is pretty much MS Word compatible. I was using Wired internet access from a Citedines Hotel in Montpellier without any problems, until the my server's PSU went pop :x

So hardware-wise it ticks all the boxes (apart from the 2 hour battery life...), but I can't really comment on the software, since I replaced it with another distro.

HTH

Rich.

The 8GB drive is Solid State - it can take more of a bash or drop than a normal Hard Drive.
If you configure XP lite on it that installation is a mere couple of hundred MB leaving more than enough for an OS and to install a few programs and store some music and dix v movies for example.
Ultra portable - great for on the train on on a plane, the 8.9" screen is actually OK.

Correct facts about the 2hr battery, the newer EEE 901 model trounces this one with 8 hours use:
If there's one major stumbling block with the Aspire, it's battery life. All the models share the same 2,200mAh battery at their rear and, while sitting idle, our review unit lasted a disappointing two and a half hours, even with the screen set to middling brightness. An extra battery comes as a £68 extra, a supplemental cost that brings the Linux-equipped Aspire one's price dangerously close to that of Asus' Eee PC 901, whose single 6,600mAh battery lasted over eight hours.
There is a review on PC Pro here:
pcpro.co.uk/rev…tml

Juan Kuzov;2783201

A true Netbook for me should have a 3G sim slot



I agree with you there. It also needs a decent battery. This will be the basic 3 bar battery. You can get the 6 bar battery for £79. Im going to wait until this becomes standard

Newbold;2783005

Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for … Has anybody any direct experience of the Linux on these? I was going for an ASUS 901, but I've read such horror stories about the poorly functioning Xandros on them I've given up until ASUS have got it sorted.




Not sure what you've heard about Xandros but its excellent.
There were some problems with some drivers on some of the early ASUS netbook's, but as I understand it they've been fixed now.

This is very annoying i just bought mine yesterday from Amazon. damn always my luck been waiting for ages for an offer and then this comes along GRRRRR

Banned

ok its showing £199,99 now - but with the 5% you at work voucher it comes to £189.05 this is an amazing price

excellent deal, just wish it was the 1gb memory version. Now need to decide whether to wait for the 6 cell 3g hsdpa version or go for this deal.

This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did this month. I think the HP mini note won (but twice the price)....followed closely by the ASUS EEPC.

SpoonyBoy;2783348

This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did … This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did this month. I think the HP mini note won (but twice the price)....followed closely by the ASUS EEPC.

There are quite a few reviews out there that rate this machine quite highly, in part due to its lower price in comparison with the other netbooks. The main weakness is the battery, though with this particular model the 512mb memory is on the weak side as is the SSD which is slow in comparison to SSD's in other netbooks

SpoonyBoy;2783348

This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did … This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did this month. I think the HP mini note won (but twice the price)....followed closely by the ASUS EEPC.


I haven't read the review but I used to subscribe to T3 and used to avoid their reviews.

All the products that were getting 4 or 5 stars in other mags were getting around 2 to 2.5 on here.

One of the award winning Sony cameras was trashed - and this mag was the only exception.

this is hot deal! I purchased from amazon at £217 still waiting for the order so have canceld and went for this instead. Don't forget quidco, which i did! Thanks to the OP.

gekkoa;2783251

I agree with you there. It also needs a decent battery. This will be the … I agree with you there. It also needs a decent battery. This will be the basic 3 bar battery. You can get the 6 bar battery for £79. Im going to wait until this becomes standard


Me too. Really don't see the point of having something small, light & portable if it needs to be recharged every 1.5 hours.

SpoonyBoy;2783348

This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did … This got the worst review of the bunch in a test that T3 magazine did this month. I think the HP mini note won (but twice the price)....followed closely by the ASUS EEPC.



I have used them all and the best (combination of price, performance, build quality, upgradability, features,etc.) is the Advent 4211/MSI Wind. I'd just wait until they sort out the new battery though.

mattress;2783617

I have used them all (extensively) and the best is the Advent 4211/MSI … I have used them all (extensively) and the best is the Advent 4211/MSI Wind. I'd just wait until they sort out the new battery though.


out of curiosity what are the main advantages of the msi over the advent with 1gb memory and 120gb as they seem quite similar and i need to choose one of them?

The 5% code is not working for me! Is anyone else having the same problem?

fantastic price - i still prefer the advent/wind - but a fantastic price
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