Acer Aspire ONE A150-Bb

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Acer Aspire ONE A150-Bb

The Aspire ONE is Acer's first 8.9" notebook powered by the Intel Atom processor, providing leading performance for your Internet centric lifestyle. ...

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published 05/11/2008 | hairyheppers
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Pro Small, light, comparativley powerful
Cons No external DVD drive provided. Protective sleeve
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"Acer Aspire One = Number 1!"

I purchased this laptop for my wife to do do her training work on, also she didn't want to carry my luggable!
We went for the 1GB RAM, 120GB HDD Linux model in Blue for about £250.

Out of the box its a good looking machine, the glossy blue finish is nice, but instantly prone to fingerprint marks. It feels well built and durable.
I comes with what some would call a protective sleeve, in a way it does protect but really all it protects is from dirt, it wouldn't protect it from any knocks or drops.

The Linux Operating System is in my opinion VERY basic and highly kneecapped compared to what Linux can be, although there are guides on the internet to unlock more of its potential.
But having said that it is also very easy to use. Personally she tried it but didn't like it having be bought up on Micro$oft like most people, so i ended up installing XP on it (a challenge without a CD drive but that's another story).

I think would ideally suit anyone who hasn't used a computer before.
If you are one of the majority who have had Micro$oft thrust upon you then go for the Windows version, unless you have the time and patience to install it yourself.

There are 2 SD card slot on this machine, the one on the left hand side is intended for the the version of this laptop with SSD to expand the storage capacity. Stick an SD card in and leave it sort of thing.

The other slot on the right hand side can cope with a few different formats, including SD and this is intended as your normal card reader, say from a digital camera where you take the pictures off and remove the card.

The screen is clear and evenly lit, although I've experienced a slight flickering when running off battery and therefore lower brightness, this is solved by increasing the brightness (but obviously reduces battery life)

The battery is disappointing compares to the likes of the ASUS EEPC
it is only i think 2200mwh, will last about 2 hours on a full charge, however it should be possible to get a bigger 6600mwh battery at extra cost.

Performance is excellent, even though it is only a 1.6GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM Windows XP Pro and the Linux OS fly.
Office 2007 is quick and responsive.

I can't think what else to write about it, its cheap no frills, does the job, machine. It will suit anyone on a tight budget wishing to start out on the internet, it will also suit those out on the move a lot but i do recommend getting the better battery if this is the case, or those who want a light portable computer.

For approx £250 you cant go wrong, unless you do gaming!

Appendix A:
In response to a comment, yes I agree these aren't ideal for use as a main PC. For the price they are an excellent introduction before shelling out for a bigger one.

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  • brereton66 published 05/11/2008
    I find these mini laptops a bit gimmicky and couldn't use one for prolonged working. They're handy for travelling but it is an accesory rather than a main PC.
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Product Information : Acer Aspire ONE A150-Bb

Manufacturer's product description

The Aspire ONE is Acer's first 8.9" notebook powered by the Intel Atom processor, providing leading performance for your Internet centric lifestyle. The ultra small and slim form factor reflects your on-the-go lifestyle. In addition to its charming appearance, Aspire ONE helps you stay productive entertained and connected to your digital world.

Product Details

Product Description: Acer Aspire ONE A150-Bb - 8.9" - Atom N270 - Win XP Home - 1 GB RAM - 160 GB SSD, Acer Aspire ONE A150L - 8.9" - Atom N270 - Win XP Home - 1 GB RAM - 120 GB HDD

Product Type: Netbook

Operating System: Win XP Home, Win XP Home - Norwegian, Linux Linpus Lite

Processor: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 1 GB DDR2, 512 MB DDR2

Storage: 160 GB SSD, 120 GB HDD, 80 GB HDD, 160 GB HDD

Display: 8.9" LED backlight CrystalBrite 1024 x 600 / WSVGA

Graphics: Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA 950 - 8 MB

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet

Battery: 3-cell - up to 3 hours, 3-cell

Colour: Sapphire blue, Seashell white, Golden brown, Coral pink

Weight: 1 kg, 1.1 kg, 1

Localisation: United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Dimensions (WxDxH): 24.9 cm x 17 cm x 2.9 cm, 24.9 cm x 19.5 cm x 3.6 cm

System Type: Netbook

System / Hard Drive Capacity: 160

RAM / Installed Size: 1, 1 GB

Processor / Clock Speed: 1.6

Display / Diagonal Size: 8.9

Manufacturer: Acer

Display / Native Resolution: 1024 x 600

Hard Drive / Capacity: 160, 80

Processor / Type: Intel Atom

Long Name: Aspire A150BGB3G

Wireless Broadband (WWAN): 3G

Type: Netbook

Hard Drive / Type: Hard drive

OS Provided / Type: Linux, Windows XP Home Edition

General

MPN: LU.S050B.136, LU.S040B.082, LU.S050B.081, LU.S050B.106, LU.S050B.072, LU.S050B.272, LU.S050A.074, LU.S050A.348, LU.S050A.105, LU.S360A.203, LU.S450A.081, LU.S040A.272, LU.S040A.074, LU.S040A.105, LU.S090B.047, LU.S400B.045, LU.S460B.003, LU.S080B.051, LU.S360B.031, LU.S450B.013, LU.S040B.168, LU.S040B.073, LU.S040B.107, LU.S040B.079

Product Type: Netbook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - Norwegian, Linux Linpus Lite

System Type: Netbook

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Atom N270 / 1.6 GHz

Cache: L2 - 512 KB

Front Side Bus: 533 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express

Memory

RAM: 1 GB ( 1 x 512 MB + 512 MB (soldered) ), 512 MB

Max RAM Supported: 1.5 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 533 MHz

Form Factor: SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 1

Empty Slots: 0, 1

Storage

Main Storage: 160 GB SSD, 120 GB HDD, 80 GB HDD, 160 GB HDD

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Display

Type: 8.9"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Colour Support: 262,144 colours

Features: CrystalBrite

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950, Intel GMA 950 - 8 MB

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Max Allocated RAM Size: 8 MB

Camera: Integrated webcam

Resolution (MP): 0.3 Megapixel

Sound: Stereo speakers , microphone

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio

Resolution: 0.3 Megapixel

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Features: Built-in numeric keyboard

Communications

Wireless: 802.11b/g

Wireless Controller: Acer InviLink 802.11b/g

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Features: Acer SignalUp

Battery

Technology: 3-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 2200 mAh

Run Time: Up to 3 hours

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 1 x memory ( 0 free ), 1 x memory ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ VGA ¦ Headphone output ¦ Microphone input ¦ LAN

Memory Card Reader: 5 in 1 ( SD Card )

Software

Software Included: Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial), McAfee Internet Security Suite (60 days trial), Acer eRecovery Management

Miscellaneous

Colour: Sapphire blue, Seashell white, Golden brown, Coral pink

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Localization: United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 1 kg, 1.1 kg

Height: 2.9 cm, 3.6 cm

Depth: 17 cm, 19.5 cm

Width: 24.9 cm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Traveller warranty - 1 year, Limited warranty - 1 year

Wireless Broadband (WWAN)

Technology: GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSPA

Generation: 3G

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