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Acer Aspire One D150, 10.1 Inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280, 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB, XP Home, up to 7 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, White) £237.99 delivered @ Amazon
Acer Aspire One D150, 10.1 Inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280, 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB, XP Home, up to 7 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, White) £237.99 delivered @ Amazon

Acer Aspire One D150, 10.1 Inch Netbook (Intel Atom N280, 1.66 GHz, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB, XP Home, up to 7 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, White) £237.99 delivered @ Amazon

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* 10.1-inch netbook computer with 6-cell battery (up to 7 hours life)
* Widescreen 10.1-inch screen for broader vision and convenient navigation
* Intel Atom N280 Processor, 1.66GHz,533 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 Cache
* 1GB RAM memory and 160GB HDD
* Larger 89% size keyboard and newly redesigned front track pad buttons

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rrp of £399 - are they having a giraffe !

especially preloaded with xp - just how old is this stock

no free upgrade to win7 avail with this one then !


edit : actually wait a minute - its the newer N280 innit ? so why the old o/s!

Keep waiting a day or two more, will come down in price again

No there is no free upgrade from XP to 7. Also bear in mind many netbooks will come with Windows 7 starter which will not let you change the desktop wallpaper (sounds crazy I know, but at least M$ culled the max 3 apps idea) (there may be a hack online for this) or come with the aero interface, but M$ kindly offer an upgrade to Home Premium at a price ($79.99 US$ according to windowsteamblog.com/blo…spx equivalent to about £50 but prices are always higher in the UK). I am thinking XP netbook version + my Windows 7 home premium pre-order would be a better option

Some netbooks with Windows 7 come with larger hard disk too at not much higher a price than the XP versions.

Regarding N280, some MFR's planned to wait for Win 7 to release them, others did so already to have a competitive edge.

Horses for courses and all that

anewman;6627947

but M$ kindly offer an upgrade to Home Premium at a price ($79.99 US$ … but M$ kindly offer an upgrade to Home Premium at a price ($79.99 US$ according to http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/07/31/windows-anytime-upgrade-and-family-pack-pricing.aspx equivalent to about £50 but prices are always higher in the UK).



In fairness, the UK actually had by far cheaper upgrades to Win7 than the US did. It made all the tech news sites at the time. :thumbsup:

Am I missing something?

I bought my AAO 8.9" with Linux for £144 back in July. I bought my son a AAO last weekend for his birthday, 10" screen with XP for £199.

Now this is £238, same screen size, slightly higher spec and a longer battery.

Don't get me wrong, this may be a bargain but the whole idea of a netbook is internet and portability. My original AAO does everything I want, I don't need the higher spec. Th only plus for this deal is the longer battery but as I have mine on the charge most days that's not really an issue. Besides a longer battery is only £35 off ebay.

I'd rather go for a full size laptop if I'm spending this amount.

Come on Acer, produce machines at a lower price with lower spec that do the job they are intended for. There's a massive Christmas market in these and price will be key.

I can't vote this hot or cold.

Footnote: The above poster has put the link where I bought the AAO last weekend.

Husband wants one of these for xmas. He prefers XP and hates vista so says he wants to stick with XP rather than try 7 iykwim.

Would you wait and see if the prices drop even more? Does anyone think they will?

BTW the ebuyer one is only a 3 cell battery and he wants a 6 cell.

i thought the whole concept of a netbook was screen size, processing power and xp


otherwise they couldn't be labelled as netbooks?


anyway, pretty please that my AA1, about a year old now, is still going strong. got it for about £215 or so and i'm happy enough with that

What is the difference between the N270 and N280 atom processors?

got the bog standard 8.9" which was £150 delivered earlier this year with linpus linux - however i installed WIN7 free of charge & dual booted it with XP! (all original copies of course..... :P )

anyhow mines used for University work ONLY! - and the odd time when i cant be bothered to go in my room for the main laptop so i use the netbook cuz my uni stuff is all downstairs!

these are brilliant machines- the 10 inch would be better for the size of the keyboard as i think its slightly bigger than mine - although i am used to mine now!

Great price if u require a bigger screen - but if you know how to download an O/S and install via memory stick (lots of tutorials online) its maybe best to go for a linux one (cheaper) then manually install win xp/vista/7 !

thanks for post- cnt beleive these are coming down so much! perfect for my sister for xmas

stephen25uk;6629752

£200 quid delivered at ebuyerhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/160652



I got the Ebuyer one, fantastic machine but it's the 3 cell battery version without Bluetooth. This one has the 6 cell and Bluetooth so Hot from me.

Highly recomended netbook.

:thumbsup:

Check out the MSI Wind @ Argos £199 :thumbsup:
excellent msi website with all the Windows 7 drivers avaliable.
well pleased with mine and good reviews, 2 year warranty , available in black , white and pink .
only a 3 cell battery tho

myksterx;6630014

got the bog standard 8.9" which was £150 delivered earlier this year with … got the bog standard 8.9" which was £150 delivered earlier this year with linpus linux - however i installed WIN7 free of charge & dual booted it with XP! (all original copies of course..... :P )anyhow mines used for University work ONLY! - and the odd time when i cant be bothered to go in my room for the main laptop so i use the netbook cuz my uni stuff is all downstairs!these are brilliant machines- the 10 inch would be better for the size of the keyboard as i think its slightly bigger than mine - although i am used to mine now!Great price if u require a bigger screen - but if you know how to download an O/S and install via memory stick (lots of tutorials online) its maybe best to go for a linux one (cheaper) then manually install win xp/vista/7 !thanks for post- cnt beleive these are coming down so much! perfect for my sister for xmas



I bought an 8,9 screen acer a150 back in may for my sons xmas,it comes with 160gb harddrive,1gb ram,still brand new and used twice,i have installed windows 7 proffesional on it,a genuine copy and it works great,got windows 7 through the student software program ,now that the price of the 10.1 screen has come down,i am thinking of selling this with windows 7 proffesional and buying the ebuyer one with windows xp.

may be just me, but i have no probs at all with my netbook having bog standard linpus, albeit with a few extra programs added.

seroiusly can't be boshed to go to the hassle of trying to get a "copy" of 7 and put it on when it works fine as it is.

scrumpypaul;6630531

may be just me, but i have no probs at all with my netbook having bog … may be just me, but i have no probs at all with my netbook having bog standard linpus, albeit with a few extra programs added.seroiusly can't be boshed to go to the hassle of trying to get a "copy" of 7 and put it on when it works fine as it is.



If you are happy using Linux applications then you should seriously consider getting a better linux than rubbishy Linpus. In 10 days time the new Netbook version of Ubuntu comes out. I'd consider putting that on it or something similar.

belovedmonster;6630874

If you are happy using Linux applications then you should seriously … If you are happy using Linux applications then you should seriously consider getting a better linux than rubbishy Linpus. In 10 days time the new Netbook version of Ubuntu comes out. I'd consider putting that on it or something similar.



scared i'd break it

Surely the MSi wind from Argos at £199 is a better deal? Ok its only a 3 cell battery but everything else is the same or better - and its a decent, reliable make.

Acer always seem to get complained about on these forums, and I know 3 different people who have had problems with acer laptops. I would go with the MSi

I'll wait a couple of weeks to see how the prices fluctuate with W7.

A bluetooth dongle costs less than £2 delivered from dealextreme and a 6 cell battery is £30 on ebay.

Bring back the Linux versions of these for £150 and stop adding things that aren't always needed.

BTW I too installed XP over Linux.

Sorry if this is a daft question, but what are the limitations of a "netbook" as opposed to a "laptop", could it run MS Office for example? Thanks

trenale;6631967

Sorry if this is a daft question, but what are the limitations of a … Sorry if this is a daft question, but what are the limitations of a "netbook" as opposed to a "laptop", could it run MS Office for example? Thanks



Think the main limitations is that it won't run (or runs badly) top/high spec softwares and games, for example;

3D software, like 3ds max
might get away with running older games like Command and conquer. But for the latest installments of this game, think it will run slow or not run at all.

Somebody else can verify. :thinking:

Netbooks are built for portability and internet capabilities, they are a stripped down laptop with no CD drive, no fast graphics card and the processor is not top notch. But they do exactly what they are intended for.

I'm currently typing on my AAO, I can play internet poker, check my email, surf the net. That's all I bought it for.

Acer seem to want to build bigger and better instead of smaller and cheaper. My 8.9" screen and keyboard are perfectly capable compared to my sons 10" version that cost £50 more. Now this machine is £88 more expensive than my version for a battery, bluetooth and faster processor that are not needed.

If your a gamer or serious PC user, why would you want a 10" screen. Go for a full sized laptop with decent spec. instead.

My son has Microsoft Works built in to his machine that works perfectly fine. I have the latest Open Office on mine which doesn't slow down.

MrHappy37;6629978

What is the difference between the N270 and N280 atom processors?


Slightly faster clock speed 1.66ghz vs 1.6ghz, reported to be slightly more power saving and therefore longer battery life, and also a slightly faster bus speed.

Dual core atoms are not far away and will probably come with the Nvidia Ion chipset.

trenale;6631967

Sorry if this is a daft question, but what are the limitations of a … Sorry if this is a daft question, but what are the limitations of a "netbook" as opposed to a "laptop", could it run MS Office for example? Thanks


I fiddled with a netbook in staples and it loaded Word faster than my desktop (AMD 2800+ XP (overclocked to 400mhz FSB) 1gb ram).

Judosteffer;6631106

Surely the MSi wind from Argos at £199 is a better deal? Ok its only a 3 … Surely the MSi wind from Argos at £199 is a better deal? Ok its only a 3 cell battery but everything else is the same or better - and its a decent, reliable make. Acer always seem to get complained about on these forums, and I know 3 different people who have had problems with acer laptops. I would go with the MSi



A friend and I both have an Acer laptop and like it. His has been no problem. Mine I did have to send back into it's second year to be fixed, hard drive failure. I must admit the Acer Advantage extended warranty was well worth it.

Should I wait for the duel atom processor, or just buy a netbook now?

I don't know whether the technology inside netbooks are moving fast thats why...

belovedmonster;6630874

If you are happy using Linux applications then you should seriously … If you are happy using Linux applications then you should seriously consider getting a better linux than rubbishy Linpus. In 10 days time the new Netbook version of Ubuntu comes out. I'd consider putting that on it or something similar.



I use eeebuntu and agree it is better, but for many people this is just a web browsing machine and all they care about is if they can find the firefox icon. Both ubuntu and linpus are quite capable of running a web browser.

element54;6635567

Should I wait for the duel atom processor, or just buy a netbook now?I … Should I wait for the duel atom processor, or just buy a netbook now?I don't know whether the technology inside netbooks are moving fast thats why...


I would guess initially the price for those will be about £100 more than current netbooks. I guess it all depends how much you want to spend, how long you want to wait etc. IMO if you want one there's no time like the present, and by the time you want to buy another better one they'll have reduced in price anyway

catch22;6639339

Looks like things are moving quickly with the new Windows7, more GB, dual … Looks like things are moving quickly with the new Windows7, more GB, dual atom prohttp://www.engadget.com/2009/10/13/asuss-ion-based-eee-pc-1201n-non-ion-1201ha-turn-up-in-yet-ano/andhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_85101993_3?ie=UTF8&docId=1000348853&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=right-3&pf_rd_r=1QK6JE1XER1JQVXD467G&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=473494433&pf_rd_i=1000348523



no more ram and about £80 dearer , might as well buy an XP netbook and upgrade to W7 later when hardware and software issues are sorted ( I've had W7 for 2 days and already compatibility problems )

is it worth waiting for windows 7 to come out?

Ozzie;6642288

no more ram and about £80 dearer , might as well buy an XP netbook and … no more ram and about £80 dearer , might as well buy an XP netbook and upgrade to W7 later when hardware and software issues are sorted ( I've had W7 for 2 days and already compatibility problems )


Models I am looking at are only £35 dearer. Still undecided if I want the XP and install 7 on it or get 7 one and benefit from the 250gb over the 160gb hard disk.

They are more expensive but there is more to some of them. The following one looks interesting

netbookchoice.com/200…ve/

its not the same price when you click the link to amazon
come up at 268?????/
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