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Acer Aspire One AOA150-1126 8.9-Inch Netbook - White
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Product Description

Acer redefines mobile connectivity with the Aspire one, a netbook (or mini-notebook) packed with fun and powerful computing features in a diminutive 8.9" form factor weighing as little as 2.2 lb. Aimed at business professionals, students and world travelers, it offers a choice of operating systems, wireless connectivity and Internet access. It's time to simplify your life with the Aspire one.

A great choice for business travelers who like to travel light as well as those who need extra-long battery life, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (LU.S040B.162) weighs just over 2 pounds and is packed with a 160 GB hard drive and Windows XP operating system. It has a vibrant 8.9-inch CrystalBrite WSVGA LED backlit display, integrated webcam for easy video chatting, and Intel's latest mobile processor--the Atom. Offering a cool deep blue hue, the netbook's smooth surface is comfortable to touch, and it's accented with distinctive details, such as the attractive orange hinge ring.



A great choice for light-packing business travelers, it comes with Windows XP Home, a 160 GB hard drive, and a 6-cell battery for up to 5.5 hours of battery life.


The integrated webcam at the top of the screen's bezel provides easy access to video chatting.


Weighing just 2.17 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you.
Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry--which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors--to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 5.5 hours with the included 6-cell battery. Other features include 1 GB of installed RAM (1.5 GB maximum), 54g Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), multi-format memory card reader, multiple USB ports, and built-in email, web browsing, and digital media applications.

It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop.

Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Storage
This version of the Aspire One comes with a 160 GB hard disk drive (5400 RPM), which offers enough to room to hold a digital audio library of over 26,000 songs and still have room left over for movies, games, and a large collection of software. This Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data--akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

Memory
The 1 GB of installed RAM (512 MB onboard memory and one 512 MB DIMM, 533 MHz) can be expanded to a maximum of 1.5 GB of RAM,

DVD/CD Drive
Because of its size, the Aspire One does not come with an integrated optical drive, but optional CD/DVD read/write drives can be connected to the laptop via one of the three USB ports, enabling you to create your music mixes, burn movies to DVD, and more.

Connectivity
This Acer Aspire One notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that's compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks and offers Acer's SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency. This notbook provides the following connections:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • Secure Digital (SD) card reader, also compatible with MultiMedia cards (MMCs)
  • Multi-in-one card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection
  • 56K modem port (V.90)

Screen, Video and Audio
The 8.9-inch screen has a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) and support for up a 262K color depth. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses shared video memory with the main memory. Acer's CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments.

This notebook includes an integrated audio card with Microsoft DirectSound compatibility, and it includes two stereo speakers.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One notebook PC (AOA150-1126; LU.S040B.162), rechargeable 6-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase.

Features:
  • 1.6GHz Atom N270 Processor. 6 Cell Battery.
  • 1GB DDR2 SDRAM. 160GB hard drive (2.2 pounds).
  • 1.3 Megapixel camera, SDHC and multi-format media readers
  • 802.11b/g, Ethernet, three USB 2.0, VGA, and 3.5mm audio out
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home

Customer Reviews:

  • Disgusted over this purchase
    I have never experienced such a negitive customer experience as I have with this product.
    I am currently serving my country in Afghanistan. I ordered this computer and when it showed up it was defective. I worked with the on-line support folks and even spent my own money calling back to the customer support line. Never once was I told that the item could be replaced with a new one. I spent an entire week trying to fix the computer by taking directions from the Acer support techs. At first, they said I had to update "Flash" a new bios to the computer. This was a new computer and it already needs the bios replaced? I updated the Bios and this did not fix the machine. Then they wanted to send me a CD to reload the software. Well, they obviously did not do their homework because the computer does not come with a CD ROM drive.

    So here I am in the middle of Afghanistan with a computer that keeps shutting down on it's own....right after I start it.
    ...more info
  • I love it.
    I think my Acer is great. I take it everywhere with me. There is a small whine when it first starts up sometimes, but it quickly stops. I can work around this for the convenience and the cost....more info
  • Excellent Purchase
    Ok so it's been a week since I've had the Acer Aspire 150. Must say, I'm quite impressed. Certainly it's not infallable, but it has easily found its place. Now I should start by stating the obvious: this is a netbook, not to be confused with a laptop, or in other words it is not a desktop replacement by any means. For those that are looking to use a laptop as their main computer, do not make it a netbook. If you are planning on using this for nothing more than surfing the internet, and other minor tasks such as word processing or playing music, then look no further. The Acer Aspire combines functionality with an affordable price, perfect for the budget minded. Now on to the specs...

    Overall, the netbook package is nice, fairly slim (although I've seen slimmer). This is a point that will be up to personal preference, as many will complaign about the keys being too close together, or the touchpad being too small; however, my personal observation is that the keys are not significantly smaller, and mine came with a mini-mouse, easily fixing the touchpad problem. The speed is quite average amongst most netbooks with comparable specs. The wireless works quite well; at first I was dropping connection every minute or so, but after visiting the Acer website and updating the driver, it worked fine. The built-in webcam is a nice touch, works great with skype, and the quality isn't too shabby (obviously not HD quality or anything of the like, but overall quite smooth, better than most I've used). The built-in speakers are ok for the size, but headphones would be much better. Battery life is quite good, mine averages 4 hours with use. Start up is quite fast; takes me about 20 seconds to load (without an anti-virus currently installed; I'm sure that will easily slow down performance). Much software had to be removed out the of box (McAfee, 3rd party software, etc), but it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be, about 20 minutes of uninstalls, no messing with the registry or the like. XP runs smooth, have yet to try Windows 7, although I'm told it runs fairly well. Office 2007 runs smooth, Word, Excel, OneNote, and all.

    It includes 3 USB ports, which fit items fairly snug, but no problems (would have been nice to have a firewire port). The included VGA out is almost vital. The screen has good quality, a little small for thos who are used to larger fonts, but for me works nice.
    So, all in all, for the price, this item is well worth it. The hardware seems sturdy overall, the size and weight make this ultra-portable, and once again the price just makes it a great purchase....more info
  • Way too many problems
    I've had way too many problems with this product right out the box. The screen did not work properly, then the SD Card slot, the the bluetooth. I've gone back to my old computer. ...more info
  • I'ts not bad
    The keyboard is very cramped. And the mouse buttons are a bit awkward. But if you can get past these two elements, you'll be happy. ...more info
  • Hard to believe you get so much performance for so little money
    I have fiollowed the Ultra Mobile PC, Netbook and One Laptop Per Child (OLPC-XO) tech space for years now. I even purchased an OLPC - XO last year and had some fun with it - but the Acer Aspire One is a real computer. I've had mine for a week now and I am extremely pleased with the purchase. I have loaded it with all my applications and have not had any issues - Office 2007, Safari browser, Juice podcast RSS, even DragonSoft Naturally Speaking (what I consider a computationally intensive app - full disclosure: I had to use a USB sound card that came with my headset to get a clean voice-to-text sound quality - the sound card built-in was choppy). Even Skype video calls and Facebook Video mail worked GREAT with the built-in camera and mic. As far as animation graphics, Crayon Physics (a really cool game) runs fine. I even use it with my company's Citrix and LiveMeeting Java-based service clients - with NO Issues. Performance seems to be about a P4 at a fraction of the power consumption.

    It's hard to believe it only costs $319! I'm seriously considering buy a second one for the family - 'cause it's hard to share. The three USB ports and two card readers are great - Acer added the external video port, so you can plug a full size monitor, keyboard and mouse in and use it as a desktop. I do highly recommend the 6 cell battery - I get 3 to 4 hours depending on what I'm doing.

    Two parting comments -
    1. I have always had small WinCE type clamshell or hand held PocketPC, but they always had limits that I had to accept - with the Aspire - there are no limits - it's a fully functioning PC the size of a trade-paperback book and weighing in at 2 pounds. There is no special UI, no special software.

    2. It's true purpose, and strength, is to browse the web, use cloud based apps, like Google Docs, Calendar and Mail and Skype anywhere, anytime - the small size is easy on the go. I am a corp. road-warrior type and I always dreaded carrying two laptops - one for work and one for personal use (company policy reasons force this) - the Aspire let's me carry my personal laptop with very little added weight and bulk. It has allowed me to go paperless....more info
  • Great Netbook Purchace
    This netbook is a great purchase. I feel that Acer has secured their status as the top netbook creator. My only problem was the new mouse design, with the buttons on either side of the touchpad....more info
  • Customer Service performance is as desirable as a fart in a phone booth
    Wireless internet was painfully slow, and after repeated attempts to contact Acer's customer service (CSV) and their numerous hangups, I returned the product. We have two other laptops in the house, so I was able to verify the severe underperformance of the wireless connection on the Acer netbook multiple times with the CNET online bandwidth test.

    The Acer CSV line may as well have been non-existent. After I ordered the product and encountered difficulty contacting CSV, I began checking online reviews of this product, and that's when I came across numerous atrocious feedback on Acer's CSV.

    From all of the positive feedback on Amazon, this product appears to be superior to its competitors, but watch out for when you experience problems that require the help of Acer's CSV; you will find their service as welcome as a fart in a phone booth.

    Google "Acer Customer Service" before you purchase any Acer products....more info
  • One Amazing Little Computer!
    I will NEVER travel without it! It deserves an A+ in reference to its portability, its easy usage while traveling, and its indispensability while abroad for the month!
    ...more info
  • Great little machine
    I've had the Aspire One for about a month now and really love it. I carry a great deal of camera equipment with me every day and my bag already weighs over 15 pounds so I was looking for a decent little all purpose machine that wouldn't weigh me down even more. The Aspire One fits the ticket perfectly. It slips right into the front of my back pack and off we go.

    I've been mainly using it as a web device (surfing and blogging) and a note taker and it has preformed very well. The small keyboard does take a little bit of getting used to but once you do it's very comfortable to type on.

    I would have given it 5 stars but for the shiney finger print laden surface of it that makes it look 'icky' all the time and I love the little switch on the front edge to disconnect the wireless, which was a great idea, but the switch is so poorly built that I know it's just a matter of time before it breaks off in my hand, catches on my clothing, or rips off completely in my bag. I suppose time will tell.

    Anyway. A great product that would even make a perfect 'starter' laptop for someone. Not a powerhouse of a machine, but if you don't expect it to be, you'll be more than pleased. I am!...more info
  • Acer Aspire netbook
    I bought this after comparing several brands. It has much more memory and larger hard drive than most. It is small and easy to carry around. The keyboard is full-size and very easy to use. I haven't traveled with it yet, which was my main reason for buying it. It does require some additonal equipment, though. I bought a portable DVD drive, USB cable, mouse, etc. I thought it would be great to play games while traveling, but some I have installed are hard to see on the small screen. I would recommend the Acer to anyone looking for a netbook, although the price has really gone down since my purchase. I bought white, because previous reviews showed that the black collected dust and fingerprints....more info
  • Acer Aspire White
    My Mom and I brought this one for my sister. She loves it. She gets it out before she will drag out her normal notebook. I definitely recommend this to any one that likes to take their computer with them....more info
  • DO NOT BUY!!!
    I wanted this laptop for christmas. It wrked great for the first month but then it started freezing, and keys are falling off. The space bar is practicaly if you really want a mini laptop get one from dell refurbished they have 16 times the memory of this one and probably a lot higher quality than acer. If I could get my money back i would, i would also have given this pproduct a zero star if it allowed me too!!!!!!!!...more info
  • Great except for the
    The Acer One currently on sale is great- small footprint, does everything I need. I bought it about a month ago for use at work, where the wireless networks are blocked, so I use a USB wireless modem device. No problem.

    But it absolutely will not connect to the internet reliably using WiFi. I spent about 6 hours troubleshooting, and no way will it connect to my home network that 4 other machines share happily.

    So, if you bought this needing Wifi connection, look for something else. The problems have not been fixed by ACER, because this machine has the latest BIOS and drivers.

    Shame, as it's perfect in every other respect, and I'm happy with mine. It's a mystery to me why the company doesn't correct it....more info
  • Awesome bang for your buck!
    I bought this to replace my conventional laptop for daily portable use. I bike commute, so weight and size are always important issues for me. I was prepared for the many compromises of an relatively underpowered device, but I have been amazed by the performance. It boots as fast as my gaming tower, runs all my Office and web apps great, and has enough hard disk space to store my music and many ripped movies.

    I thought I'd miss the optical drive, but as it is not my sole computer, it's not an issue. About the only thing I don't like is the button arrangement around the trackpad. A minor issue, as I have a portable wireless mice I could use, but it isn't that big a deal.

    It's a keeper!...more info
  • Keeps on breaking down
    I have had to send this back to Acer at my cost twice in less than four months for repair. The first problem right out of the box was one of the card readers would not eject a card. They said something inside was broken. The second problem after about 4 months the computer would not say powered up. After about 15 second it turned itself off. They walked me through steps to fix it but said they could do nothing and it was probably a hard ware issue and that I would have to send it back again.. They also have bad technical support, not only do they not offer 24 hour support but I had two of their people hang up on me. From now on I am sticking to Dell. You pay more but you get what you pay for. By the way I have hardly ever taken it anyplace so it has not been hurt by moving around a lot....more info
  • Too slow for me!, no video or sound lover would like this
    the laptop is cute, small, easy to carry, great for travel,
    BUT it's desperately SLOW!! you can start several applications and go prepare yourself a coffee and then come back to see if they opened.
    Videos play sooo slow that the sound gets interrupted every other seconds, as well as the video, sometimes running on YOUTube the video freezes
    even if you close all other windows.

    It's good for travel, word processing (a bit slow also) etc.
    but not if you like to work fast. the ATOM processor is slow.
    Everything else i like, no problems with the fan, or the battery yet ( laptop is 1 month old)....more info
  • Aspire One and UNR = Awesome!
    I spontaneously purchased this during my visit to North Carolina over this past Easter weekend because I had no computer to play with. Needless to say, I did not do any research prior to purchasing this and it was not my first choice. I originally wanted to purchase a netbook from Best Buy (either Asus' Eee, Dell, or MSI), but they were closed on Easter Sunday and so I went to Wal-mart and purchased one of these. Yes, I'm all about instant gratification. :-)

    There was no usable demo on display and all I had to go by for my purchasing decision were it's looks. I could not even touch it since it was inside a display case.

    I saw that the only model available was the version that came with XP and was okay with that. I'm not a Vista basher, but I'm certainly glad they did not try to cram it into this 1.6 GHz, 1GB RAM netbook. Without any research, I honestly thought I was purchasing a model with the Solid State Drive (SSD), but at 160GB, I later discovered it was a mechanical drive.

    Upon opening and playing around with the netbook, I was pleasently surprised at the quickness of the boot time. The 8.9" screensize is not bad for viewing text as I originally feared. Once I was able to get to the internet, I was able to surf without any problems. Typing on the keyboard took some getting used to, but typos were kept to a minimum. In fact, I tried an Asus EeePC (can't remember model) prior and I couldn't type on it as well since the keyboard was smaller than the AAO. The buttons on the touchpad were a bit awkward (and it still is). However, it is not detrimental to me since I usually use the tap-to-click feature of the touchpad. Because this was a netbook, I wasn't expecting a stellar performance because of the machine's modest specs and I was correct. I'm sure the culprit for the "sluggish" feeling was the fault of the McAffee anti-virus that came pre-installed.

    Nevertheless, XP did a fairly decent job so that I planned on keeping the OS and dual boot with a linux OS (I usually nuke the original OS partition because I dislike dual booting).

    After some research on a potential linux OS I decided on Ubuntu Netbook Remix (UNR) and installing it went without a breeze once I figured out how to put the installation image onto a USB drive. I have one word after trying it out. WOW! The applications are speedy and surfing the internet was fast! The layout of the interface is nearly perfect. As a netbook, I prefer layout of UNR over the traditional "taskbar-start menu-task tray" setup. Boot up time of UNR was about ~20-30s and hibernation/wake up was about ~15s. Even though UNR was created for netbooks in mind, it is still a full fledged OS just like the XP version that originally came with the AAO.

    I've never tried the linpus os that came with the linux version of this, but it's hard to imagine that it's anywhere close to what UNR has to offer.

    Bottom line: I'm happy with my Acer Aspire One. With UNR, I'm an even happier AAO owner....more info
  • Absolutely ridiculous
    I am a student who purchased the Acer laptop three months ago, and within two months it wouldn't charge without me having to jiggle the AC adaptor. I got on the website and could not reach anyone on the phone number listed--the website itself is completely convoluted. I managed to track down a number and was told to send my laptop, which was under warranty, in for repairs.

    I had to pay the 20 dollars to get it sent out myself (they didn't pay, even though THEIR product was broken). I told them it was probably an issue with my AC adaptor; I even sent it with the laptop because I was told to on the phone. My comments were clearly ignored. It was sent back two days later with the same AC adaptor, claiming it was fixed.

    Imagine my disappointment when it was STILL not working, and I was further berated like a five-year-old on the phone when the people on the line were convinced I wasn't doing something right. Now that I've complained they're sending me an AC adaptor, which will take another 10 days to ship.

    This laptop has been the biggest disappointments and inconveniences of my life--the service is terrible, and you're on your own if it breaks. Take my advice and buy from another company before you're stuck with it, too. ...more info
  • Great Netbook
    I purchased this for my 14yo daughter. She says it's a little slow but otherwise fantastic!...more info
  • great computer for the money
    It's very fast computer for the money. portable you can take any place and a long battery life . Is highly recomended, you will be very very happy with this product....more info
  • This is perfect for me!
    I love my "baby computer" as I call it. I have had it about a month now and it's perfect for what I need. I write and blog a little too, and I can do that whereever I want to, as well as edit photos, etc. And because I have a bad back I love that it is not heavy!

    I haven't tried using anything but a flash drive, and do need to get a mouse for editing but the touch pad is easy to use for less involved work. Can't really say much about more technical aspects since I am not too knowledgable in this area - I may be on the forums asking questions one day.

    This is a great deal and when I pull the netbook out of my purse people are so impressed!...more info