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Acer Aspire One AOA150-1447 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 6 Cell Battery) Sapphire Blue
List Price: $329.99

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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, Internet access, built-in webcam and the storage space needed for digital photos. 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.S050B.133) 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, an instant-on feature that powers up the notebook in less than 15 seconds from when you switch it on, 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 travlers, 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 notebook 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

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 (AOA150-1447; LU.S050B.133), 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
  • 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 1.3 Megapixel camera, SDHC and multi-format media readers
  • 802.11b/g, Ethernet, three USB 2.0, VGA, and 3.5mm audio out
  • 160GB hard drive (2.2 pounds)

Customer Reviews:

  • All it is said to be
    I bought this for my wife because she wanted a 'laptop' that she could use on her lap without disturbing her pug. [yeah, the dog]

    I was looking for something small, light, simple, and with a decent battery life. The first 2 laptops we've had to be tethered to an outlet every hour or so.

    This little Acer is everything it is cracked up to be. It really is, for everything my wife does on and off line, as fast as our bigger laptops. The battery, even after a couple months of use, *does* last 5 hours. It is light as a feather especially compared to our Dell & HPs with the wide screens.

    I thought the size of the screen might bother us as my wife and I are both in our 60s and wear reading glasses. Not so- the screen size wasn't an issue. I used it daily for a week and never noticed the size of the screen.

    The wi-fi hooked up in seconds to the internet and in minutes to my home lan.

    The only possible negative to using this as our only laptop is the lack of
    a cd/dvd. That's easily solved with a USB player- and then you don't need to lug around, or power up one on the computer.

    Great little machine....more info
  • too good.
    We use this products on trips, we use it to watch movies on the plane.
    Need seperate external dvd drive or what i did was copy movie to external hard drive via external hard drive. What makes this one the one i picked was the operating system (xp) memory, hard drive space and battery life.
    Most mini have only 2 hrs. compared to 6 this one has....more info
  • poor
    This product is not worht it. I was very disappointed after I got a "black screen" after five months of usage. Suggest to invest in a better brand. ...more info
  • Love It !!!!!
    I just received my netbook today and I can't put it down!! I am a student and was able to type my schoolwork with no problem. It only took me a few minutes to adjust to the keyboard. I will be taking this everywhere.The right and left clickers are a little hard to press on but I wouldn't consider it a major issue. This netbook causes quite a stir when you pull it out. It is not meant to replace your laptop but is ultra convenient and more than capable. It is very lightweight but does not feel cheap at all. I am very impressed. ...more info
  • great!!!!!!!!!!
    I bought it for my sister since her HP's mother board just crashed, my HP's modem is not working anymore that is why I bought ACER and gladly using it!!!very convinient!small, pretty,has the same features that I had on my regular laptop and huge memmory size!!!thinking to purchase one for myself,too...more info
  • Great Netbook for Price, Some Annoyances
    I've had it for about two weeks and I have to say that I am impressed with it.

    Great design. Performance is hampered only by the overweight XP Home which can be slimmed down and optimized. I highly suggest going through the services and shutting down those that you do not use (for example, the service for burning CDs is useless on this machine).

    Bootup is quick (again, after some OS tweaks). Applications like Word launch quickly, and if you know how to use Virtual Clone Drive or Daemon Tools, not having a built-in drive is actually a highlight!

    I've used it to watch movies without so much as a hiccup.

    At full charge, the battery will last you about 3.5 hours under conservative usage. What you do with it goes a long way toward determining your battery life anyway.

    Now comes the negatives.

    Only option to connect a monitor or TV is VGA (analog). Forget about outputting this to a HDTV. Is it REALLY that expensive to give us a DVI output option? I realize this is a just a netbook, but DVI out should be a minimum standard today, regardless.

    A lot of startup applications which hurt performance. DELETE THEM! I appreciate the antivirus and Office Suite TRIALS (30-day), but the rest of it is a bunch of garbage....more info
  • I love my mini!
    After a two-day hassle-fest trying to buy a mini from Dell, and, to be honest, I was furious with them, I clicked on Amazon just to see what they had availible. Lo and behold, here was the Acer-exactly what I wanted, the color I wanted, free shipping, and $150.00 CHEAPER! Plus, no hassle whatsoever! It is a bit limited in the memory dept., but that is easily solved with an external memory chip, (or two, in my case). I wanted something small, lightweight and simple to operate-got it in one. The keyboard is large enough that you aren't hitting two keys at once, which had been a worry, and though the screen is small, it is still easy to read and well lit. I really do love this little thing! ...more info
  • Great Product! Highly Recommend!
    I am a college student and also teaching an undergraduate-level class part-time. I need a small computer that can be easily carried around (imagine the big backpack I already have to carry to class everyday, it would be a hassle to carry another big bag that holds my 15.4" laptop), with long battery life, and can be connected to the classroom projector to show videos and graphics. This netbook serves those needs very well!

    I love it not only because it is small in size - it can fit perfectly in my backpack or my purse, but also because it works just like my laptop. Although a netbook is not supposed to be used for intensive tasks, one can carry out word processing, powerpoint presentations, and watching videos or listening to music just fine with this little machine. In fact, you can multitask although I would not suggest to go beyond 5 tasks at a time.

    The keyboard is a bit small but I don't really have problem with it, except for the backspace key and delete key, both of which are located at the upper right corner of the keyboard.

    The only problem I have with this machine is its screen being too bright. I tried to adjust the brightness but it appears that the dimmest level it can go is still too bright for me. Other than that, I LOVE this machine and I highly recommend everyone, especially college students and businesspeople who are always on the go, to buy one!!

    Pros:
    - Small in size, can fit in a purse
    - Light weight
    - 3 USB ports
    - Solide built, looks very nice
    - Can multitask though I would not suggest to go beyond 5 tasks at a time
    - No problem with browsing wireless and connecting to classroom projector
    - Long battery life (about 4.5 hours)
    - The webcam works well
    - Volume adjustment is good although I still don't know where the volume outlet is located

    Cons:
    - Screen is too bright even when adjusted to the dimmest level
    - The base is a bit too hot after an hour of use
    - Battery sticks out on the back that prevent the screen from laying back too far...more info
  • Lightweight Powerful Travel Partner
    The Acer Aspire One is the perfect lightweight powerful travel partner. It allows one all of the features of a notebook computer without all the weight. The built in features are just right. It reminds me of a DVD player with a built in keyboard. Since it is a computer, it is much more powerful than a DVD player. I absolutely love it for travel and don't miss lugging my notebook computer on the airplane and through airports with my other luggage. The battery life is also very good. I would rather type on a real keyboard than use the keyboard on a smartphone. It is also the perfect size since the keyboard is big enough for touch typing without using single fingers or thumbs. The only negative that I have found is that everything on the screen is smaller which can be harder to read if you have poor eyesight....more info
  • Simply great little computer
    This little netbook is really the bomb. My big clunky desk-top replacement(Hp L2000ADM 64bit) laptop was starting to die and I needed a replacement. I heard a little about netbooks and cloud computing, and started to really look at how and what I was using the monster for and realized I was waaaay over equiped. This little animal, once I added a Gig of RAM and cleaned up some of the XP bloatware(check out the AspireONE user forum [...]) it really flew-checking e-mails, surfing the web, You Tube, it was all the same and even when I needed to do some real work Google doc. let me do spreadsheets and log into work. It is so small and light(and cheap) I take it everywhere. The only thing I would do differently is passing on 120gig HD and going really simple w/ the 8gig SSD. What the heck, at this price I might just get one a back up....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
  • Perfect for college!
    Bottom Line? I would recommend this to anyone wanting a powerful PC with great portability.

    Unless your majoring in software engineering or something that requires a lot if horse-power, this is the perfect tiny PC for school. I use mine in nursing school for notes and recording lectures. I strongly recommend the version with the extended battery life, so your not doomed to always sit near a plug in. I am getting 5 hours from my battery easily, and that is while running Cool Edit Pro to record lectures. It's a very nice little computer. The tiny touch-pad takes some getting use to, and I find the slightly smaller keyboard actually fits my hand size better than regular size. So I find it easy to type on. Plus it's cool to have others drueling over my cute little PC. Lack of a CDROM drive is not a problem, as you can boot from the USB if needed (i.e. to reinstall the OS). It can be gotten with Linux, and I love that, but if you don't know Linux and want one for school, get the Windows XP version. Unless you have spare time to learn Linux. Linux is great, but by default, Linux does not play well with others.

    BC
    Ex IT Engineer in Nursing School....more info
  • Acer Aspire One AOA 150-1126 8.9 inch
    This is an excellent computer for the novice and for anyone who wants a small lightweight portable device to make notes, surf the internet, check Email, etc. It is worth the price....more info
  • Just what I needed, just when I needed it
    I bought this somewhere else (for less) and I love it. I just flew coast-to-coast and watched over 4 hours of movies and still had plenty of battery life left to play games for almost 2 hours during the layover. I installed several games from RealArcade, though most are puzzles, and it is super fast. I use it for surfing the net while watching TV (ADD ;}), email, and looking through the several thousand photos I have taken. My only complaint is I really had no idea how fast I could fill up the hard drive. I put my music collection on it (80 GB) and then had to start taking it off so there was room for my movies, photos , and games. I stream LastFM while play games on my lunch at work - the university has open access to wi-fi almost everywhere on campus (and even some places off campus). I love that it fits nicely in my bag (not exactly a purse, but same function). I put OpenOffice on it which is fine for my current needs, but I plan on getting Office 2007 because my employer offers it for just $27, so why not. I bought a leather case that was made specifically for it ($23), mainly because the fingerprints drove me crazy, but I was also concerned about scratches. I have no trouble typing, but then I have fairly average-sized hands. I think the touchpad is a little too sensitive, so I use a notebook mouse some of the time, primarily when playing games. Bottom-line: it does exactly what I bought it for and I am very pleased....more info
  • A great small, portable laptop
    I bought this laptop at a different retailer. I have had this laptop for a week and I haven't experienced any problems with it so far. It's been working great. I really like how small, portable, and light it is. The reason why I decided to purchase this laptop is so that I could bring it to school with me. It fits right in my backpack. Overall, I'm satisfied with this laptop. ...more info
  • Great netbook at the right price range
    I've had my Acer Aspire One for a few weeks now and wanted to share my thoughts. Overall, I think it was a great investment. I've made some modifications to it and couldn't be happier with the results.

    Pros:
    -Quick Boot Up ~15 seconds
    -6 Cell Battery lasts about 5 Hours for me. I plan to get a 9 cell soon to boost the usage time further.
    -Keyboard is comfortable to use. I don't have any issues with typing on it.
    -Webcam and microphone works with Skype and MSN live out of the box.
    -2 SD slots is a nice feature. I use one to store media and the other for a "swap" card to exchange data with other computers and devices.

    Cons:
    -Personally, I don't like the virtual scrolling feature on the touchpad and disabled it. Too often it activates while I'm only trying to move my pointer on the touchpad.
    -No internal bluetooth. I think this should have been a feature that was included in the base unit
    -Only upgradeable to 1.5GB ram. Should have been set to 2GB.

    Add Ons and Modifications:

    -Added a Touchscreen interface. This was an extensive modification, but did not require any special tools to do (just a jewelers screwdriver, electrical tape, and a few hours). This is a great mod, and I recommend it to anyone willing to open their AAO and tinker. I'm still getting used to the nuances, but love the added interaction and usability. If you check eb*y and search "Acer Aspire One Easy & Fun Solderless Touch Screen KIT", you can get the kit from a vender Fidohub for $120.

    -Added internal Bluetooth. One of the benefits of installing a Touchscreen was the addition of an internal USB connector that came with the kit. I used this internal USB connector to attach a micro bluetooth dongle. I recommend a Class 2 bluetooth device in order to conserve battery power. I got mine from DX, sku: 12696

    -Added RAM. While I had my AAO open, I replaced the ram chip with a 1GB I got from N*wegg. This brought it up to the Max of 1.5GB.

    -Bought an unlocked USB Wireless Broadband dongle. I got this so that I could make calls and access the web by using the SIM chip from my mobile phone. With my current mods, I was unable to fit this inside. Just as well, since I would have to find a way to easily access the SIM chip to swap it in and out. I got it from eB*y as well. Just search for, "Unlocked Huawei E169 Voice/Data HSDPA 3.5G USB Modem"

    -GPS. I have a Qstarz BT-Q1300S Keychain Bluetooth GPS/Data Logger I got from Amazon a while back. It works just fine with my current setup (MS Streets and Trips), although I have not yet done extensive trial runs yet. Battery life is long, but I still recommend getting a Car Power Adapter if you want to use it for navigation purposes.

    Final thoughts:

    I am thoroughly happy with my new netbook and the modifications I've made to it. I can conveniently tote my AAO around anywhere and not really worry about battery life. Email and web access is always on hand. This is a great buy for the price and I fully recommend it. The only reasons I didn't give it five stars was the lack of bluetooth and ram limitations....more info
  • 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
  • Best Nebook on the market
    Bottom line, this netbook performs beautifully as long as you use it for what it's supposed to.

    I run a small business and I needed an additional terminal exclusively to be used for web applications and to run 1 spreadsheet. This little machine was just what the doctor ordered. First off, I removed all the bloatware that came with it (MS Office trial, McAfee security, Win DVD, etc) and installed Comodo. A free All in one Security suite that includes a smart firewall and it goes easy on RAM and resources.

    I installed google chrome, and ONLY 1 Open office application: CALC. (Open office's answer of MS Excel). Let me tell you, this netbook's performance blew my mind. It's ultra-responsive, never freezes, never slows down. It's impressive what a machine can do when you spare it from the stuff you normally would install in a computer.

    Even better: I purchased this KMV switch TRENDnet TK-207K Version v1.1R 2-Port USB KVM Switch Kit Includes 2x KVM Cables and I'm using it with my desktop's monitor, mouse and keyboard, and I switch at will between the two machines. This netbook, just with the stuff that I installed, performs even faster than my dual core desktop with 2GB RAM, which obviously has more than 50 applications installed. (Think thats a lot? go to your control panel and check yours. You'd be surprised).

    The 160GB makes it a winner (Personally I think that netbooks with solid state drives are not a smart investment since they practically demand the purchase of an external hard drive). I was lucky enough to purchase this netbook while amazon had it in stock, so I paid a lower price and I received it ultrafast courtesy of Amazon Prime. But even at its retail price, you won't find a better netbook out there for your money....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
  • good computer...you won't need a laptop anymore.
    It is a pretty, fast (1 giga), and portable computer. It is a whole computer, you don't need a laptop if you have this one. There is an issue with the sound, bur I got the last version of the controller and the problem is gone. Anyways, it should not have this problem!
    In addition, Mc Afee makes this computer slow, so change the antivirus ASAP!
    I like it very much!...more info
  • Great little netbook
    It's smaller and more powerful than my old laptop. I like that it is small enough to carry around easily and the batteries last forever! Well, 5 to 6 hours with the 6-cell - with intermittent use that can get me through about 2 days. I don't mind the mouse buttons on the side of the trackpad, they are easy enough to use. Keyboard is fine too, it is noticeably smaller than a "real" 100% size keyboard, but I have no problems touch typing on it. So far it has been a good investment....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Great Little Computer
    I bought this mini computer because I was tired of traveling with my heavier Dell Inspiron Laptop. It is everything I had hoped it would be. It doesn't have the speed and storage capacity of the Dell, but it works perfectly for my needs. The wireless works everywhere there is a wireless connection which isn't the case with the Dell. I wouldn't recommend it for heavy everyday use, but for traveling and limited use it is very acceptable....more info
  • Acer Aspire One Rocks!
    While I already had a laptop computer, this one was recommended to me for travel, I motorcycle a lot and space is a premium. The computer showed up and was ready to go right out of the box. I loaded in several programs with not problem. I use the wireless internet connection and it is perfect. I transfer files easily using email or a flash drive. I loaded all my photos on it so that I can take them with and share them with friends, I loaded movies onto it so that I can watch movies at night. I put my music on it so I have my music, and I put my mapping programs on it so I do not get lost.

    It is not as fast as some computers, but it is certainly adequate. It does not have a cd or dvd drive, but I have an external one at home and loaded the programs using that. It is sleek, it is light, it works, it's perfect!...more info