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Acer Netbook £149.00 instore at Tesco's
Acer Netbook £149.00 instore at Tesco's

Acer Netbook £149.00 instore at Tesco's

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Make: Acer
Model: A110L
Colour: White
Processor: N270
Storage: 8GB SSD
Memory: 512MB
Screen Size: 8.9"
Operating System: Linux

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Good for the price

http://www.notebookcheck.info/uploads/pics/aceraspireone4_05.jpg

Thanks for snapping and posting the Shelf Label - decent deal

Just alerting 8gb ssd might be slow in these compared with hdd versions.for the sake of 10-20 quid hdd version either 120gb or 160gb would be better imo.

fergual2;4966158

Just alerting 8gb ssd might be slow in these compared with hdd … Just alerting 8gb ssd might be slow in these compared with hdd versions.for the sake of 10-20 quid hdd version either 120gb or 160gb would be better imo.



slow?? surely, SSDs are way faster than HDs

schaf;4966215

slow?? surely, SSDs are way faster than HDs


Unfortunatly not, there are some benchmarks somewhere which compare the two versions but I can't remember which site of the top of my head.

I should also add that this is in the case of the Acer, not sure on other SSD's like Dells PCI-E SSD

ssd's are faster than hdd's but obviously your giving up the extra space.
also ssd version is abit easier to upgrade the ram.

schaf;4966215

slow?? surely, SSDs are way faster than HDs



Not in this case, the Aspire One SSD is quite slow, it is fine with the supplied Linux but if you plan to install XP on it don't bother.
Of course the benefit of the SSD is you can throw it around a bit more and not worry about losing data.

ssds are alot slower than hdds when installing or transfering software via the usb slot with a mem stick or via a usb dvd drive

schaf;4966215

slow?? surely, SSDs are way faster than HDs



Well they should be in theory but I think acer have used crap ones. Google acer aspire one ssd - and you'll see a myriad of complaints. I even saw a youtube video of someone who swapped out the default ssd with a decent one to give acceptable results but of course it costs to go that way. Believe me 512mb ram with a nlite xp install on a hdd version is very sweet on aaone.

For an extra 50£ might be worth considering 1GB 16GB XP in Blue

direct.tesco.com/q/R…spx

+ might even be some voucher + Quidco savings too !

OK, I'll give my input on the SSD situation. If you are willing to spend the money then SSDs can be very good. Unfortunately in the netbook market the whole point is to be low cost and as such low cost SSDs are used. The issue with this is that they use a very poor drive controller, probably an early Jmicron one which has terrible random write performance. Sometimes up to 500ms. This causes programs to feel very sluggish.

Hope this helps

mumbojumbo;4966588

Think Tesco may be pulling a fast one with 16GB - in the small print it … Think Tesco may be pulling a fast one with 16GB - in the small print it states 8GB flash drive + 8GB SD card :roll: Much better deal if it does turn out to be 16GB SSD :thumbsup:



Swines ! LOL... Well spotted :thumbsup:

Graphics Integrated
Graphics Shared Mobile intel® 945GSE express chipset (DDR2 400/533 mhz)
Hard Drive Size 16GB
Hard Drive Type 8gb flash module + 8gb sd card
Laptop Colour Blue
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Type DDR2
Number of USB Ports 3x USB 2.0
Operating System Microsoft XP Home

Having said that, I suppose 1GB + XP Licence and a 8GB SD Card for £50.00 more, ain't to bad either.

Acer's SSD is somehow like FLASH drive memory. Don't expect too much. I guess it might be more less slower or the same as a standard 2.5 inch HDD. The fast SSD will be talking about SLC SSD which is too expensive.

I reinstalled windows on one of these for someone the other week

i really would avoid them the ssd is really bad it locks the machine up
alot as its so slow

zermattbusby;4966564

For an extra 50£ might be worth considering 1GB 16GB XP in … For an extra 50£ might be worth considering 1GB 16GB XP in Bluehttp://direct.tesco.com/q/R.205-0109.aspx+ might even be some voucher + Quidco savings too !



You have my vote. To much hasle for the Ram upgrade and XP in to the bargain. :thumbsup:

mumbojumbo;4966588

Think Tesco may be pulling a fast one with 16GB - in the small print it … Think Tesco may be pulling a fast one with 16GB - in the small print it states 8GB flash drive + 8GB SD card :roll: Much better deal if it does turn out to be 16GB SSD :thumbsup:



This one @ PC World has 16gb SSD £179.99

pcworld.co.uk/mar…579

Good value for a notebook.

[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 Acer 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 Acer 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...

aspireoneuser.com/for…673


[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.

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