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Acer Aspire One A150B 8.9 inch Netbook + XP Home for £193
Acer Aspire One A150B 8.9 inch Netbook + XP Home for £193

Acer Aspire One A150B 8.9 inch Netbook + XP Home for £193

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1 GB RAM, 160 GB HDD, Intel Atom N270 processor. Good 8.9" netbook with Windows XP for only £190 (+2.99 delivery). 1 year warranty. Blue colour only.
I have the Linux AAO and I am pretty happy with it.

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Tech Spec:

* Processor Intel Atom ( N270) 1.6GHz 512KB (L2 Cache)
* Memory (Maximum) 1024MB ( 1512MB) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
* Hard Disk 160GB ( 1 x 160GB) Hard Drive
* Keyboard 84-key keyboard with 1.6 mm (minimum) key travel
* Pointing Device Touchpad (2 Buttons)
* Control Buttons 12 function keys, four cursor keys, one Windows key for Windows XP Home or one Home key for Linpus Linux Lite version, hotkey controls, embedded numeric keypad, international language support
* Monitor 8.9ins CrystalBrite High-Brightness WSVGA 262,000 Colours
* Sound Device High Definition Audio support
* Audio Features MS Sound Compatible
* VGA Port 1 x External VGA
* RJ-45 Ports 1 x RJ-45
* USB Ports 3 x USB 2.0
* Microphone In Port 1 x Microphone In Jack
* Headphone/Audio Line Out 1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-out jack
* Network Interface Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps Integrated
* RF Network Standard IEEE 802.11 b/g
* Webcam Integrated CrystalEye Webcam
* Camera Resolution 0.3 Megapixels
* Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home
* Battery Lithium-Ion (
* Form Factor Mini Notebook PC
* Case Colour Blue
* Dimensions 24.9cm (W)

would be good to put the price in the title helps people when skimming deals

Should add its a 3cell battery. 2HRS life

Bargain, with Win XP, 1GB RAM and 160GB HD. I have one and am delighted with it. Great for traveling and as second computer. Battery life not great but you can get bigger batteries if on the move use is important to you. I use mine more than my full size laptop now.

Can this run mac?

boffer? What's that then? Strange site!

what do these usally retail for?? what sort of saving is it, cant find many A150B's on the web... the A150-B has 3g built in and retails for £379 but this does not have 3g??

hotyoda;5964223

boffer? What's that then? Strange site!

Why don't you click the "]More boffer deals" link at the top of this thread to find out?

stemcell;5963983

Can this run mac?

tinyurl.com/nbf5cr

i have one there a awsome netbook.

also running mac osx had to swap the wificard for a dell on for airport to work. but other than that works fine

What's wrong with pipob? *huff* *huff*

pibpob;5966689

http://tinyurl.com/nbf5cr



i love this :thumbsup:
so many ppl ask me sh*t like this ... useful for me. :thumbsup:

tsimehC;5966764

What's wrong with pipob? *huff* *huff*

Nothing - just being my normal self. I have never understood why so many people in online forums seem incapable of finding out the simplest things for themselves, and instead expect a personal response, in the process bothering everyone subscribed to or subsequently reading a thread.

squadonline: good innit? I can't claim the credit tho - got it off someone else on here.

I installed windows 7 on mine , added a gig extra ram and still can't grow to like it

This imo just isn't a good laptop , Battery life , touchpad and buttons at the left and right hand side , the screen and flip . Just seems so poorly designed

not voting hot or cold just offering my opinion on this specific laptop

I got what you got (Linux version) from Asda for £150 back in January, thanks to this site. Using it now. But some people prefer to pay the Windows Tax for some reason.

In defence of it, the keyboard is good (much better than the EEE PC). The display is lovely though doesn't go dim enough unless you fiddle about flashing the BIOS. I don't have a problem with the touch pad, but then I tap it rather than press the buttons so rarely use those anyway. Battery life is good enough for, eg, taking minutes at a drawn-out meeting.

Beware of Acer's after sales support (often poor), but otherwise good.

In contrast, I don't find the battery life prohibitive, the touchpad is decent after I got used to it and I don't have an issue with the screen, but definitely, each to their own.

pibpob;5967515

I got what you got (Linux version) from Asda for £150 back in January, … I got what you got (Linux version) from Asda for £150 back in January, thanks to this site. Using it now. But some people prefer to pay the Windows Tax for some reason.In defence of it, the keyboard is good (much better than the EEE PC). The display is lovely though doesn't go dim enough unless you fiddle about flashing the BIOS. I don't have a problem with the touch pad, but then I tap it rather than press the buttons so rarely use those anyway. Battery life is good enough for, eg, taking minutes at a drawn-out meeting.


I got one for £130 refurbished, but, it had a 120GB hard drive, sure it's the same one? With XP? It's not certainly a tax when you need to get an external drive to install it, as well as putting on all the drivers - it's a lot of hassle for someone that wants something to work out of the box.

Munkee;5967159

I installed windows 7 on mine , added a gig extra ram and still can't … I installed windows 7 on mine , added a gig extra ram and still can't grow to like it This imo just isn't a good laptop , Battery life , touchpad and buttons at the left and right hand side , the screen and flip . Just seems so poorly designed not voting hot or cold just offering my opinion on this specific laptop



intrested to know how you managed to add a gig extra of ram when it allready has a gig and the max it can run is 1.5gig?

stephen25uk;5968216

intrested to know how you managed to add a gig extra of ram when it … intrested to know how you managed to add a gig extra of ram when it allready has a gig and the max it can run is 1.5gig?



It was a 512mb model?

jambooboo;5968398

It was a 512mb model?



Ha Ha Rep added for thinking outside the box lol.:thumbsup:

jambooboo;5968398

It was a 512mb model?



must have been a different model as this version only comes with 1gb ram

there is 512mb on board and 512mb in the ram slot. so swapping out the 512 stick for a 1gb makes it 1.5gb ram.

flyingalan;5963978

Bargain, with Win XP, 1GB RAM and 160GB HD. I have one and am delighted … Bargain, with Win XP, 1GB RAM and 160GB HD. I have one and am delighted with it. Great for traveling and as second computer. Battery life not great but you can get bigger batteries if on the move use is important to you. I use mine more than my full size laptop now.



Isn't the whole idea of a Netbook that you use it on the move? Battery life that bad makes it a terrible computer to use away from the mains. Buying a bigger battery raises the price. Far better getting a better Netbook to begin with that can handle more than a movie before it shuts down.

Got this with Linux, linpus (rubbish) and put XP on it. Great netbbook. I've also got the Samsung NC10 and actually prefer the Acer One A150. Its smaller and lighter, better track pad and has a gloss screen instead of a matt screen (films look so much better!).

Battery life is only around 2 hours, but no problem for me as when I use it always near a power point. :thumbsup:

I_SHOULD_COCO;5967673

Does not work for me any more.you can get a 10" for £30 … Does not work for me any more.you can get a 10" for £30 morehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/158934or a refurbed linux one for £125http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Grade_A1_-_Acer_One_A110L_netbook_in_Blue_A1-LU.S030A.096/version.asp?PID=1315or a 10" with 8 hour battery ( insteaqd of 2 and a bit) for £265http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/ASUS_EeePc_1005HA_SeaShell_in_Black_1005HA-BLK083X/version.aspSeems alot for a first gen 9" netbookCOCO



Cant see much difference between first gen and 2nd gen netbooks except 1inch screen size increase, but this deal is a bit pricey as I only paid £146 for the 120GB linux version

stephen25uk;5968216

intrested to know how you managed to add a gig extra of ram when it … intrested to know how you managed to add a gig extra of ram when it allready has a gig and the max it can run is 1.5gig?



I don't even have an 150b, I only have the 150 Ab:(

I forgot that it was a completely different laptop , Different board , screen , chassis and battery . Can you ever forgive me for such an infantile mistake ?

I_SHOULD_COCO;5967673

you can get a 10" for £30 morehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/158934or a … you can get a 10" for £30 morehttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/158934or a refurbed linux one for £125http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Grade_A1_-_Acer_One_A110L_netbook_in_Blue_A1-LU.S030A.096/version.asp?PID=1315or a 10" with 8 hour battery ( insteaqd of 2 and a bit) for £265http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/ASUS_EeePc_1005HA_SeaShell_in_Black_1005HA-BLK083X/version.asp

No you can't - add £10 to each of those prices because that's the minimum delivery charge.

Seems alot for a first gen 9" netbook

Except that it's not - the first generation contained Celeron processors; this contains an Atom processor like most of them.
Adamo;5968085

I got one for £130 refurbished, but, it had a 120GB hard drive, sure it's … I got one for £130 refurbished, but, it had a 120GB hard drive, sure it's the same one? With XP?

I specifically stated it was the Linux model.

It's not certainly a tax when you need to get an external drive to … It's not certainly a tax when you need to get an external drive to install it, as well as putting on all the drivers - it's a lot of hassle for someone that wants something to work out of the box.

Except that the Linux model does everything I need to do out of the box, and isn't under the constant threat of malware. With Windows you don't even get a proper office suite out of the box.
techpops;5968856

Isn't the whole idea of a Netbook that you use it on the move? Battery … Isn't the whole idea of a Netbook that you use it on the move? Battery life that bad makes it a terrible computer to use away from the mains.

It's perfectly fine on the move unless you want to use it for more than a couple of hours away from a mains socket. Seeing as long distance trains have mains sockets on them, I haven't found it a problem. And the smaller battery makes it easier to lug around. Horses for courses.

giddy1778;5968981

Got this with Linux, linpus (rubbish) and put XP on it.

Linpus deliberately has a simple interface which makes it very intuitive for a non computer-literate user. A simple config change will enable a full desktop or just a right-click menu with all the hidden applications - and there's a lot more there than you get with Windows.
Munkee;5972846

I don't even have an 150b, I only have the 150 Ab:(

I didn't notice that either: it's got 1G of RAM as standard. 512MB is fine under most circumstances under Linux and I'm sure it is under XP but you'll always get people who think that it isn't.

pibpob;5972966

It's perfectly fine on the move unless you want to use it for more than a … It's perfectly fine on the move unless you want to use it for more than a couple of hours away from a mains socket. Seeing as long distance trains have mains sockets on them, I haven't found it a problem. And the smaller battery makes it easier to lug around. Horses for courses.



Ah well if trains have mains, lets not bother with batteries at all then, they'll be super light! Of course that is nonsense and so is stating that a 2 hour battery life on a Netbook is perfectly fine. It's not, it is dire. For you it might not be a problem, for many people it won't either but for the majority it will be as has always been the case with all laptops that have poor battery life. This is even more acute on a Netbook where its ultra portability gives you the ability to use it more and take it with you more, which puts even more emphasis on the battery life.

techpops;5975259

Ah well if trains have mains, lets not bother with batteries at all then

Ridiculous exaggerations don't help your case I'm afraid.

Thought about going for this after missing out on the Play and Expansys £150 Linux AAOs, but I'm not keen on XP having gotten used to Vista, and sticking one of my £50 copys of Windows 7 on it would have pushed the price up considerably.

Any new Linux AAOs still about for around £150?

jambooboo;5976744

Any new Linux AAOs still about for around £150?

I'll second that question. Everyone who's used the ones I've bought really likes them once they have bothered to spend two minutes getting over the unfamiliarity of Linux.

pibpob;5976622

Ridiculous exaggerations don't help your case I'm afraid.



Just pushing your own point to its logical conclusion. Your suggesting that 2 hours of battery life is fine because of trains is what is ridiculous. That only accounts for a tiny percentage of the usage of Netbooks. Nitpicking won't change that.

@ pibpob
Delivery - EBUYER delivery is free if you wait 5 days Laptop Direct were on a free delivery weekend ( when I quoted the price)

First generation -Surrounded as I am by Prosumers, I would not dare to compare these to the early Celeron and seven inchers. And any one of lesser knowledge does not need to the history lesson -

I am happy with my 9 cell A110 (cost me less than this) , but this device is a lot when you look at battery life of current netbboks - now coming in at £265 ish

hotukdeals.com/ite…t=6

COCO

techpops;5977385

Just pushing your own point to its logical conclusion.

Nope - its illogical conclusion.

Your suggesting that 2 hours of battery life is fine because of trains is … Your suggesting that 2 hours of battery life is fine because of trains is what is ridiculous.

It's not ridiculous - it's great for a lot of people, such as my very self. A lot of people use trains. For some people it's not so great.

That only accounts for a tiny percentage of the usage of Netbooks.

Exactly how many percent then, oh expert in netbook use? :roll:

I_SHOULD_COCO;5979061

Laptop Direct were on a free delivery weekend ( when I quoted the price)

So why didn't you say so? Or even post a deal yourself? Did you think your posting would magically disappear in a puff of smoke at the end of the weekend?
Besides which, the site told me nothing about free delivery - I added the item to the basket, clicked a "how much will this cost to deliver"-type link, and the minimum was £10. Nothing about free delivery weekends.

First generation -Surrounded as I am by Prosumers, I would not dare to … First generation -Surrounded as I am by Prosumers, I would not dare to compare these to the early Celeron and seven inchers. And any one of lesser knowledge does not need to the history lesson

I'm trying to make sense of that; but I don't think it's an attempt to justify calling these "first generation".

pibpob;5979165

Nope - its illogical conclusion. :)It's not ridiculous - it's great for a … Nope - its illogical conclusion. :)It's not ridiculous - it's great for a lot of people, such as my very self. A lot of people use trains. For some people it's not so great. Exactly how many percent then, oh expert in netbook use? :roll:



I'll let potential buyers decide for themselves, whether the fact trains can power Netbooks, is reason enough to buy one that has terrible battery life, and leave it at that.

As for a percentage. Lets imagine for a moment that 100% of all Netbook owners use it on a train. You still only have 2 hours to use it off the train before its dead for the entire day.

While you phrased it badly, the argument that you can power these from the mains, whether that be on a train, in a car or at home is hugely important. For a lot of people I totally agree this will be fine. However logically we know that ultra portables are intended to be used more often in places where there is no power, simply because they are light enough to go to these places. Coffee shops, on the bus, at the park during lunch, in the back garden on a nice day.

If 2 hours were indeed fine for all, or even most, Manufacturers wouldn't be falling over themselves trying to build in ever more battery life. Tech reviews wouldn't include the battery life within their overall score either. But please feel free to point me to the press release from Dell that states something along the lines of "We decided to leave a 3 cell battery in our range of portable computers going forward as there is now the possibility of powering them from a train. The portable power problem has been solved"

Techpops, you're making daft statements now. We both agree that the battery life will be fine for some people and not for others, so why are you so vigorously agreeing with me? :?

pibpob;5979247

So why didn't you say so?



I did by so , by including vat and delivery in the first price I quoted ( i always apologise when i omit to do so)
pibpob;5979247

Or even post a deal yourself? Did you think your posting would magically … Or even post a deal yourself? Did you think your posting would magically disappear in a puff of smoke at the end of the weekend?


I did post a deal and I included expire dates and the price I declared was right and time of printing
hotukdeals.com/ite…ck/

pibpob;5979247

Besides which, the site told me nothing about free delivery - I added the … Besides which, the site told me nothing about free delivery - I added the item to the basket, clicked a "how much will this cost to deliver"-type link, and the minimum was £10. Nothing about free delivery weekends.


There is an exciting http://image.ebuyer.com/customer/promos/dotd09/subscribe_bg_short_20090615.jpg at the top of the front page ( 330px × 137px)
pibpob;5979247

I'm trying to make sense of that; but I don't think it's an attempt to … I'm trying to make sense of that; but I don't think it's an attempt to justify calling these "first generation".



In future, I shall attempt to clarify for those who are immensely interested in the specific detail , as they pertain to themselves:thumbsup:

COCO
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