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Acer Refurb AOA110-Aw Atom 512 8GB SSD Linux White - £119!!! @ Dabs .com
Acer Refurb AOA110-Aw Atom 512 8GB SSD Linux White - £119!!! @ Dabs .com

Acer Refurb AOA110-Aw Atom 512 8GB SSD Linux White - £119!!! @ Dabs .com

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Seems a great deal, even though it's refurb. plus £3.28 p+p I just ordered one. In stock at time of press.
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Woah, bargain!

30 Day Warranty

Mheh - It is good kit and a great price and has no moving parts ( except fan - which cab be switched off by third party apps)

As long as those buying know what they are doing and do not go the whole ( tired ) XP on an SSD route

And ripe for a Windows 7 install

gizmodo.com/525…s=x

so yeah Heat but no rep for all the poor students out there

COCO

(I installed win7 January Beta on a 512 meg AA1 no prob - My current Win7 RC has a 390 meg foot print - I am assuming you can install into 512Mb ?)

Or the travellers, seeing as this is cheaper or the same price as a refurbished 8GB iPod Touch, and Windows 7 can be installed on it for free... Well...

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I_SHOULD_COCO;5252912

30 Day WarrantyMheh - It is good kit and a great price and has no moving … 30 Day WarrantyMheh - It is good kit and a great price and has no moving parts ( except fan - which cab be switched off by third party apps)As long as those buying know what they are doing and do not go the whole ( tired ) XP on an SSD routeAnd ripe for a Windows 7 installhttp://gizmodo.com/5257386/how-to-install-windows-7-on-almost-any-netbook?skyline=true&s=xso yeah Heat but no rep for all the poor students out thereCOCO(I installed win7 January Beta on a 512 meg AA1 no prob - My current Win7 RC has a 390 meg foot print - I am assuming you can install into 512Mb ?)



I plan on sticking with Linpus, I intend to use the netbook for exactly what it is. may end up putting windows 7 on the other household laptop though it has a lot better spec andhas vista installed. i HATE. HATE. HATE vista. haha but really. vista and I just dont get on at all

I have the one with the harddrive and love it, it has replaced my main laptop. one of my best buys as it does everything I need, weights only 1kg, and cost so little.

Can you replace the SSD with a 2.5" HD?

weirdwilli;5253145

Can you replace the SSD with a 2.5" HD?



Nope , the SSD hangs fromthe PCIe bus - google for TnkGrl and AA1 to see a hack for 1.8" drive

Also Google for MACLES and AA1 for teh full set of BIOS upgrade es , multiple OSes and that Fan fix too

COCO

anyway of upgrading the harddrive or ram?

mafia;5253276

anyway of upgrading the harddrive or ram?

yes not an easy task do a search for earlier posts on this site loads about it. Kids got one of these great for surfing the web , boots really quickly and with an update in software (dowlad updates on netbook) works with mobile broad band. Hve to say good price don't like the 30 days. Got mine form Comet a few months ago for £150 new with 12 months, which I think is really a better deal. If it was me I would wait to see if anyone like Comet, or Tesco, who have done deals on new ones, do another one again, esp as there is a bank holiday coming up.

mafia;5253276

anyway of upgrading the harddrive or ram?



There are video and step by step guides every where on the net.
But be advised that it does require full removal of the motherboard coz the socket is onthe underside.

With Gumption and preparation and methodical behaviour any tech minded individual acn do it.

If you have every been inside a desktop you should be alright

Max ram is 1.5 Gb on this model

COCO

Must be the Wine, but I just ordered one. I already have a Blue AAO.

I think this one will prolly go to replace the out-laws EEE 701...

Only got 30 days warranty,not good for refurb machine

Get one with a full year warranty for same price ( delv.is approx a tenner)

laptopsdirect.co.uk/Gra…314

This is graded as A2 Minor cosmetic damage

COCO

I_SHOULD_COCO;5253487

Get one with a full year warranty for same price ( delv.is approx a … Get one with a full year warranty for same price ( delv.is approx a tenner)http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/Grade_A2-_Acer_One_A110L_netbook_in_Blue_A2-LU.S030A.096/version.asp?PID=1314This is graded as A2 Minor cosmetic damageCOCO



acerdirect.co.uk/Gra…171

same company - oh and delivery is free if you buy a laptop accessery. you can get a bag from there for about £15

i bought 2 of these from acer direct, and one wouldnt work with linpus - it just kept crashing

it was fine with ubuntu netbook remix, and windows xp pro though, but i sent it back anyway, since i wanted it as a netbook not an xp machine.

my gf has the other one, and she loves it to bits!

does this come with built in capability to put a 3G SIM card into it?

VashTheStampede;5253628

my gf has the other one, and she loves it to bits!



yeah , My family has 3 from various places

There is no socket for a 3G Data sim on these devices.

You pay a massive amount for 'built-in' 3G something like £350 plus
I prefer the prolitariat USB dongle look and cash in my hand

COCO

I_SHOULD_COCO;5253220

Nope , the SSD hangs fromthe PCIe bus - google for TnkGrl and AA1 to see … Nope , the SSD hangs fromthe PCIe bus - google for TnkGrl and AA1 to see a hack for 1.8" driveCOCO



no mate, you're wrong! the ssd in these is a ZIF based one.it is not like the pci ones used in the dell mini so that means......

Yes you can,

A) if you're good at soldering. these motherboards have the sata holes, but no actual connector, so if you're willing to void the 30 day warrenty, you can solder a sata and sata power connector on, and you then have the 150 ( as otherwise the machines are identical)

B) you can use the ZIF based ipod drives in them if you can find the right zif cables (there are different thickness of these)
C) the zif socket is just another form of IDE, so with convertors you can actually just use a 2.5 inch ide drive.....if you can get it to fit in the case!

I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my ignorance on the subject, I am dumbfounded as to the popularity of these machines. Aren't they simply low specification laptops which are ultra-portable? I understand SSDs are much better HDs than the standard 2.5" ones you find incorporated in laptops but apart from that notable improvement, how is this Acer better than a Dell Latitude E4200 12.1" laptop weighing 1kg for example? Apologies if I have aggravated anyone - it really wasn't my intention.

Edit: 1000th post!!!:w00t::w00t:

dickslash;5253977

I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my … I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my ignorance on the subject, I am dumbfounded as to the popularity of these machines. Aren't they simply low specification laptops which are ultra-portable? I understand SSDs are much better HDs than the standard 2.5" ones you find incorporated in laptops but apart from that notable improvement, how is this Acer better than a Dell Latitude E4200 12.1" laptop weighing 1kg for example? Apologies if I have aggravated anyone - it really wasn't my intention.Edit: 1000th post!!!:w00t::w00t:



they are inferior to ultra portables - equal to a (approx 3 year old) ultra portable.
But they are very cheap and mass produced
They are small light and have very few moving parts
The SSDs in them are really inferior to server type performance SSDs.
The new SSDs mix badly with old OSes like XP too , but are adequate for Linux or Windows 7.

Netbooks and Linux should have been a marriage nade in heaven.

But consumers are very coservative , even though all they really want is a browser and an Email client.

Never mind - netbooks are hackable and flexible . they are perfect as second machines or for use by in -laws ,kids etc

COCO

paying £350 for a netbook kind of defeats the original aim - but the market is already producing HD netbooks in 11" and 12" screens so you decide

[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.

:stocking::santa::gift:

dickslash;5253977

I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my … I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my ignorance on the subject, I am dumbfounded as to the popularity of these machines. Aren't they simply low specification laptops which are ultra-portable? I understand SSDs are much better HDs than the standard 2.5" ones you find incorporated in laptops but apart from that notable improvement, how is this Acer better than a Dell Latitude E4200 12.1" laptop weighing 1kg for example? Apologies if I have aggravated anyone - it really wasn't my intention.Edit: 1000th post!!!:w00t::w00t:



Isn't a Dell Latitude around £1200, whereas this is around £120? The difference is zero!

dickslash;5253977

I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my … I am just learning about this Netbook phenomenon and perhaps due to my ignorance on the subject, I am dumbfounded as to the popularity of these machines. Aren't they simply low specification laptops which are ultra-portable? I understand SSDs are much better HDs than the standard 2.5" ones you find incorporated in laptops but apart from that notable improvement, how is this Acer better than a Dell Latitude E4200 12.1" laptop weighing 1kg for example? Apologies if I have aggravated anyone - it really wasn't my intention.Edit: 1000th post!!!:w00t::w00t:



I don't think you can just say it is better than the 12.1" Dell Laptop or worse. It's just different and addresses different needs. A 12" laptop is just is not as portable as a 9" one. At 9" it's almost in the realms of being able to forget you've got it with you, if you have a little bag to carry it in. I do think there is something special about this 9" size, it's just big enough to cram in a usable keyboard and provides enough resolution to browse properly without horizontal scrolling. So there is enough there to do some real work. Maybe the time has come too that the CD/DVD drive is just no longer that absolute requirement it once was. I hardly ever use mine now, even on my desktop machines. That shift to storing/running things online plus the boom in bigger usb flash drives seems to be helping Netbooks along nicely.

I think the price is also a huge draw on these Netbooks. Laptops are starting to look very expensive in comparison and when the bulk of what the majority want to do, can be done on a Netbook, that premium is hard to justify. This seems to be backed up by the huge sales going on with Netbooks and the poor sales with the bigger laptops.

Also regarding XP, It's still faster than Windows 7. If you're trying to push what a Netbook can handle, XP is always going to give you more performance and on an ultra portable like this, that is already so tight with performance, I'd still call XP a valid if not better choice. Not as pretty but more compatible and a lot of us already have a copy of XP.

I already got 3 laptops but now I need an excuse to buy another one......, Hot...hot...hot

Thanks for the replies guys - they have given me some insight as to the increased acquirement of netbooks.

My main PC was down, so I needed my fix of online gaming. . . I installed MOHAA and added a 19" monitor, keyboard and mouse, jacked into my router and it was very playable. . . The processors in these netbooks is the 1.6 Intel Atom and with 1.5gb ram its very usable. I run XP on mine, the kids use office and all manner of programs, it even runs photoshop OK. . .

VashTheStampede

delivery is free if you buy a laptop accessery. you can get a bag from … delivery is free if you buy a laptop accessery. you can get a bag from there for about £15



Anyone else manage to get free delivery? Doesn't work for me.

Nice deal this, thanks to the OP for posting.

It's a good price for what it is. However I would strongly suggest:

If you want more RAM buy one with more RAM. It's a serious pain to upgrade.

If you want one with a HDD, buy one with a HDD. You would have to be either Inspector Gadget or insane to try to swap the SSD for a HDD.

Forget about XP on this unit, unless you have addressed the two points above.

The reason why there are so many refurb units about is because a lot of them break, and this only has a 30 day warranty. (I have the 1Gb 120Gb HDD model, which runs XP and is fantastic, but it did have to go back for a warranty repair not so long ago.)

Dont see what the issue is with XP on 8GB SSD, or the RAM neccessarily. I had the original netbook, the eee701, dumped XP on it from stock and it was fine. Granted the supplied Linux was faster at booting, but XP was more than useable. I should think the same applies to this since the specs are v.similar. Top price by the way however I'd be more tempted with one of the links in the thread to the 12 month warranted refurbs.

I don't see any problems with XP and I'll be doing it [url]aspireoneuser.com/for…php?f=38&t=4704[/url] But if you only want this for surfing or checking email I'd leave it as it is. They have £100 7" models on their site too. Best to search for "grade a1" (minus the quotes). £99.97 [url]laptopsdirect.co.uk/Asu…asp?PID=1315[/url] is an example but there's more.


Yeah, definitely go for the 12 month warranty version £119 laptopsdirect.co.uk/Gra…asp or add £10 and get the blue laptopsdirect.co.uk/Gra…ID=

2% via Quidco [url]www.quidco.com/laptops-direct/[/url]

Free delivery info laptopsdirect.co.uk/fre…ery (print this off) Looks like it's not working for this but I note it does say "laptop" -this isn't a laptop.

£131.15inc for me. Very pleased for a truly mobile solution to the Internet!

On a side note, that is a terrible website they have with all sorts of problems (although nothing security related that I can see).

I'll be expecting a as new machine or I'll not be too happy

Bear in mind that 30 days would not be an adequate warranty in terms of SOGA, so you will have recourse against Dabs if it breaks outside of the 30 days - albeit, more problematic recourse (i.e. you may need to sue them).

Hot from me.

mikehoche;5255430

The reason why there are so many refurb units about is because a lot of … The reason why there are so many refurb units about is because a lot of them break,


I believe this levelof returns is because of the consumer having no previous mainstream exporsure to linux - users assumed that windows was the only platform available - hence the level of returns ( and Xp does not like SSDs) . I have purchased/supported/built 3 refurbs AA1s and the device and packaging on all was very good condition - I could almost hear the 'scratching of heads' as the device was turned on for the first time . £120 for a good hardy little laptop is worth some effort.

stu83;5255569

Dont see what the issue is with XP on 8GB SSD, or the RAM neccessarily. I … Dont see what the issue is with XP on 8GB SSD, or the RAM neccessarily. I had the original netbook, the eee701, dumped XP on it from stock and it was fine..



The Acer SSDs are apprently quite slow and XP keeps making repeated small writes to storage that drag the whole thing down -later OSes are better at scheduling writes into bigger batches and writing them together.

]Optomize Xp to start with and then for ]SSDs specifically.

Some ]user's are employing Steadstate to improve performance - relevant to AA1 ?

This is ]still in development but may fix allyour problems ?

Run a ]free Anti-virus on a need basis and run it from USB or SD card ( you must have good understanding of possible vectors and a history of internet hygiene).

Get 1.5Gbs ram turn off pagefile (or put it in a ramdrive) , restore , indexing , all browser caches/history can be restricted. MSCONFIG the OS back to the stoneage.

The list is endless blah blah

Windows 7 - install now fromUSB - pay for it next march ( get the cheap starter version) and you will have an transferable OEM license you can treasure for the next 6 years

COCO

Bought one from my local Tesco for £99 last Saturday. They were out of stock of the disk drive version, which they were selling for £129.99/

musicmanuk;5256061

Bought one from my local Tesco for £99 last Saturday. They were out of … Bought one from my local Tesco for £99 last Saturday. They were out of stock of the disk drive version, which they were selling for £129.99/


Yes, that was the recent deal and they were new machines with full warranty, but sold out very quickly.
Where did you find one so recently? Any more there?

MrShed;5255873

Bear in mind that 30 days would not be an adequate warranty in terms of … Bear in mind that 30 days would not be an adequate warranty in terms of SOGA, so you will have recourse against Dabs if it breaks outside of the 30 days - albeit, more problematic recourse (i.e. you may need to sue them).Hot from me.



It's Dabs... in case no-one has noticed! You would probably need to go this route anyway, even if within the 30 days. Buying second-hand tat, from Dabs and getting it sorted is not the way I want to fill my time in, beating my head against a wall is much more therapeutic :-(

In fact I bought the last two from Tesco, Burlesdon Towers, near Southampton. My brother was with me and we bought one each. I already have the one with the disk driver, which I have installed XP on, but thought it was a good buy for my son to use at University. My other son has one he uses at Uni and thinks it great.

Hmmm...time to check my local Tesco again methinks!!

I bought one from my local tesco prob about a month ago for £99 and when I went in the other day they had some more in the Lowestoft one (its near Pleasurewood hills, might come under Great Yarmouth store)

I wouldn't waste your time (unless you have lots) trailing around Tescos where staff will look at you like you are an idiot. There's none. There were a few no doubt.

Anyway, mine's shipped. 4 emails received (a bit much) but otherwise plenty info. I've been reading up on the One and Linux (the operating system (OS)) and I'm starting to think I shall leave the OS intact. I have tried Linux before and found it horrific however when I work out exactly want I want to do (surf/email) I feel obliged to leave things as they are. I do run a liteXP version on an 11 year old Compaq (my present 'portable' machine) laptop and it works well but I rarely use anything to do with Windows on it.

Lots of owner reviews @ [url]www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B001BZ923O/[/url]

Review: [url]www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/08/18/review_acer_aspire_one/[/url]

I'm looking forward to getting my new bit of kit.

BIOS, drivers, userguides etc [url]ftp://ftp.work.acer-euro.com/netbook/aspire_one_110/[/url]

I_SHOULD_COCO;5255957

Windows 7 - install now fromUSB - pay for it next march ( get the cheap … Windows 7 - install now fromUSB - pay for it next march ( get the cheap starter version) and you will have an transferable OEM license you can treasure for the next 6 yearsCOCO



Doesnt the starter version have a 3 app limit?
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