|Acer Aspire One AOA110-1995 8.9-Inch Seashell White Netbook - 3 Cell Battery
|List Price: $259.99
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Acer redefines mobile connectivity with the Aspire one, a netbook packed with fun and powerful computing features in a diminutive 8.9" form factor. 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 students, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (AOA110-1995) weighs just over 2 pounds and includes the familiar Windows XP operating system and 16 GB of storage--an 8 GB internal NAND flash memory drive and an included 8 GB SDHC memory card. 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 seashell white chassis, the netbook's smooth surface is comfortable to touch, and it's accented with distinctive details, such as the attractive orange hinge ring.
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 and gives you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 2.5 hours with the included 3-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.
A great choice for students, it comes with Windows XP Home, 16 GB of total storage, and a 3-cell battery for up to 2.5 hours of battery life.
Weighing just 2.17 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you.
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.
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).
This version of the Aspire One comes with 8 GB of NAND flash memory solid-state drive (SSD), which is adequate for students and those who want to use the laptop primarily as an email and web surfing device. Faster and more reliable, flash memory provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications while improving battery life. Flash memory is also more reliable than hard disk memory, mainly because there are no moving parts. Since data is written to stationary flash memory instead of a spinning hard disk, you have less risk of hardware problems with the hard disk when you're on the move. It's an ideal feature for a travel notebook where knocks and sudden movements are par for the course.
In addition, this Aspire One comes with an 8 GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card--great for storing digital media. The Asprire One has one dedicated SD memory card slot for the included SDHC card as well as a second multi-in-one card reader that's compatible with five different types of memory cards--Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card--for maximum flexibility. The additional SD card slot seamlessly integrates with the internal NAND flash module as an added storage device. The ability to have both a multi-in-1 card reader and a SD card reader at the same time allows you to download photos from the multi-in-1 to share with others and store to the SD card as an internal storage device simultaneously.
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,
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.
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
- 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 (AOA110-1995; LU.S040B.235), rechargeable 3-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.
- Full-function laptop in seashell white with 8.9-inch display, integrated webcam, and 3-cell battery with up to 2.5-hours of use
- 16 GB total storage (8 GB NAND Drive, 8 GB SD card), 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB max)
- 54g Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100 Ethernet; Intel GMA 950 graphics
- Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 headphone, 1 microphone, Secure Digital slot, multi-format memory card slot, VGA monitor output
- Pre-installed with Windows XP Home operating system
- awesome computer
this is a good computer if your traveling or for home use. myself im in the army and i do alot of traveling, and this is my 3 computer, but its very compatible and it works for me. ...more info
I'm a Mac, but I've been impressed with this little guy--who seems to be able to do most of the same work as my former PC's. For the price, for the portability, and for the little-fingered people, it's good machine. ...more info
- great deal....
THis notebook is perfect if you are always on the move ....It's fast , has plenty of memory for video, music, pictures etc....It's easy to set up just turn on and follow the instructions , it should take u like 15 minutes....overall I recommend u get this notebook....more info
- Great little computer!
I just needed something to surf the web with so my husband or daughter could use our desktop. I was worried at first that this would be too slow, but it is actually faster then our 3 year old desktop! It's perfect for my love of watching youtube videos and playing online games. The only thing hard to get used to is sometimes reading articles strains my eyes as the text is so tiny. Other then that I'm in love!...more info
- Great little netbook; perfect for keeping up with the 'Net
I did a lot of reading about these little netbooks before I bought it, so I feel that I made an informed choice. The Acer Aspire One does exactly what I purchased it for -- gives me access to the Internet in a lightweight, easily used little computer. Yes, it's a bit slower than a bigger laptop, and I hate the trackpad (bought a wireless notebook mouse which solves the problem for me), but it works very well. I'm happy with it. ...more info
- This is a very fun little computer
We all know this fits into a specific classification of laptops, called netbooks. It is not a screamingly fast, tremendously capable computer that can acquire and plot the orbits of Earth-like planets in other solar systems. But...for what it is it's surprisingly useful and fun to have.
I bought this Aspire One version about three months ago (and I see the price has dropped significantly since then, making it an even better deal). I purchased it primarily to take on business trips, with the idea that it could be used to watch videos on the plane or the hotel room. I wanted wi-fi capability as well.
It works great at all of those functions. It also works fine to take notes and draft letters for printing when I get back to the office.
The performance on wi-fi at the Sacramento Intergalactic Airport was a bit slow, not as fast as I'd like, but perhaps that's due to the internet speed. We have mule-driven internet nodes out here in fly-over country, so maybe that's the reason it's slow. At the hotel, the wi-fi seemed quite adequate and even a bit faster.
Video quality was quite good. I watched a video that I somehow acquired on a usb flash drive, and I was impressed with the quality. It has a headphone jack which is necessary (with good headphones) on the plane, since it's so darned noisy.
The size is great. I just drop it into my carrying case along with everything else (I bought an after-market protective sleeve).
Altogether, a winner. Recommended, especially at the prices they are charging now. How can you go wrong?...more info
- Little laptop goes a long way
Perfect for my teenage daughter. Portable enough for chats and playing games, yet can plug into a large monitor for homework. The best part is that I now have my own laptop back!...more info
- Solid State is really slow. Like "what were they thinking"? slow.
I bought this unit with high hopes. I'm guessing its the hard drive. This thing was slow. Slow man slow. Like, I wouldn't sell this to my friend slow. Maybe mine was defective, but there was all this hype about solid state drives. I used to use my common sense of "you know, it takes a while for the picture to come off my flash cards and drives, why would a solid state be fast?"
It was so slow I couldn't take it after using it like 3 times. I couldn't do it. I resold it on ebay before even a week was done.
Its not even like "don't be in such a rush" slow. No. Its like 286 slow. Notice they aren't selling solid state drives anymore. Back to the ol rotating drive.
Its sad to say. I'm a fan of new technology but this one just sucks. It's pretty and cute on the outside, but on the inside its a colossal waste of time.
It took an entire Eminem song for Internet Explorer to fully launch. Nothing but pain is what i experienced. It looked so cute too....more info
- Acer mini laptop
The laptop was bought for a 14 yr. old boy who needed it mostly for classwork and checking his email. He is very pleased with it as it gives him the portability and functions necessary to complete all tasks....more info
- great second computer
I bought mine about a month ago and it is a really great little computer. The wireless card is really strong and solidly picks up signals the toshiba I had previously never even detected. I would not recommend it as a household's only computer, unless you do not use a lot of equipment that requires software. The memory space is not huge, but it works pretty well. The webcam takes awesome quality pictures, I use it to take QC pictures for work. The keyboard is fine for smaller hands, and does not take long to get used to. If you have large hands (big guy) I would recommend using the HP netbook, but the keyboard is much nicer than the ASUS. All things said it is a fun and functional little machine, but be advised on what you are buying before you buy it. Best of luck in your hunt for a computer........more info
- satisfied with its light weight
the description is true. However, remember it;s 1GB, which means it can be slower than expected and doesn't allow you save much in the PC....more info
- Great netbook for what I do
The Acer Aspire One does what I need it to do - I check my email, read the newspaper online, google while watching tv. Nothing fancy. The keyboard is a little tight but it works well with practice. I see this netbook as a replacement for my Blackberry web service - larger screen and more functionality. ...more info
I am so pleased with this widget that I reviewed it for my local computer club Newsletter. Below is a copy of that review.
I just purchased a new 2 pound, 8.9" Acer Aspire One netbook running Windows XP - SP3, containing a built-in webcam, and Wi-Fi for $256. This is a full PC running every windows program I can throw at it. It is about as fast as the 4 year old XP desktop that is my main home machine, and the one I am using to write this article. (Note: I play videos on the netbook, but have not edited them there yet.) The screen is roughly 7.6 inches wide, and very readable.
The unit is available in various flavors (with or without a hard drive, Linux or Windows XP). There are many other vendors as well as several screen and battery options. I understand that this product type is growing in use rapidly in Europe and among students.
I did a lot of soul searching about Linux, wanting to support a competitor to Windows. However, in the end I chose the XP version because: 1 - By this time (SP3) it is a stable operating system; 2 - I have a lot of software and hardware that I'm comfortable with that I want to continue using and; 3 - I do not have a lot of spare time to hunt for new drivers. If you have spare time, by all means try the Linux version.
I did, however, avoid the hard drive and chose the solid state drive instead. The version I bought had 16 GB (8 GB on the motherboard + 8 GB via an SD card slot). There is another card slot available and I can add more memory there. Before I did that I looked at my main home machine (where I am extremely sloppy with file cleanup, and store lots of picture, PDF, Publisher, and music files). That machine (including Windows) has a total of 50 GB used. Furthermore, SD memory cards are getting really cheap at around $2 - 2.50 per GB at up to the 32 GB size (Note: 64 GB is much more expensive per GB). Hence, I reasoned that I could support my sloppy file keeping with SD at low cost, and avoid the fear of a hard disc crash. The latter really worried me in such a portable - back-packable machine.
The machine is truly amazing. I can use it anywhere in the house via the built-in WI-Fi. Using Skype video I have even used it for roving picturephone calls. I even use it on the family room couch to get movie reviews, or the details behind a NY Times article. My goal is to use this as my main traveling machine.
Some may wonder how you load software without a disc player. There are at least 3 ways to do that, and I have tried all 3.
1 - Make a copy of the load disc to an SD card (via a home computer). Then put the SD card in the netbook, and run it like it was a CD. (I did this with Office 97.)
2 - Do the same as step 1 by setting up the netbook and your home computer to share files on your home network. (I did this with the software for my new Logitech Orbit AF webcam.)
3 - Load software from the web, if it is available there. (I did this with AVG anti-vurus software, Calc98 - a great free scientific and financial calculator, and Gnuchess - Winboard - a great chess program.)
I am hoping that I will soon find a low cost GPS dongle to try as well. I just bought a great $12.99 travelling case from ebay. This machine is amazing. I have not been able to stop it yet. The price is also wonderful!!!
- Verrrrrrrrry slooooow
I purchased this laptop from Amazon. It came out of the box pretty but so slow. I thought if I used it a while it might speed up or something. No such luck. You could start a fire and use smoke signals and get faster results. It also came with very little information or instructions and since this is my first laptop I really needed some instructions and don't count on the Acer web site for help either. They are slower than the stuff they make.
Obviously I'm not using it to write this review.
Don't buy it....more info
- Reviewing Acer 8.9 computer
I recently purchased 2 Acer 8.9 computers-1 for myself-1 for my husband. We both have large computers also, but these 2 are for play toys. They really are cute and work just as well as a regular large size. They're
- Apple, please come up with a good Quicken Home & Business
I purchased this little thing exclusively for working with Quicken Home & Business since Intuit does not create a version for the Mac. I switched to Mac long ago after high blood pressure, and many cursing fits.
Here's a good everyday snap shot of how this thing works: turn on Acer Aspire. Go downstairs, clean up kitchen counter, pour a bowl of cereal, eat bowl of cereal, head back upstairs, (computer is still loading), turn on my 5-year old PowerMac, sign in, start Mail, start Firefox, check all 3 email accounts, reply to a few, use men's room, check Craigslist for bargains, (computer is still loading up) write review on Amazon, close crashing IE 7 on PC because I started too soon before every anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-somebodyjustshootme piece of software loaded, so now I've got to shut down and try again.
There ya go. That's exactly how this thing works for me. Now go get you one! You'll love PC's as much as I do! ...more info
- Great Netbook
Great Netbook for the price....easy to take on vacation if you need to keep in touch....more info
- so cute! and affordable....
So my laptop got into a horrible accident with a drink, which it actually survived really well except for the loss of some key buttons such as R, T, and Y and 2,3, and 4. Seeing as basically most words rely on these letters, I was screwed! I was starting to think of getting a new laptop anyway but after taxtime, not before. So when I saw this cutie with the awesome lil price tag of under $240 I was so happy, because I didn't want to spend on a laptop yet. I only need some internet and email and such so it was perfect to me as an interim device.
First off it is very attractive, even though it collects figerprints like crazy. I have little hands and the keyboard is perfect for me. I got a mouse instead of using the touchpad so no problems there (I never like using the touchpad on any laptop). It is a little on the slower side with a lot of clicking that goes on while it is loading pages but I am glad to have XP. Battery life is a probable non issue since I am not a traveler but it is nice that it is small enough and portable so if I want to be a cafe/McD's cyber person, I could.
I think the netbook is a good thing. I will probably even give this one to the destructo kid once I get my new laptop; it is perfect for what you would want a kid to use it for, school, email and such, with an external drive (which are not too expensive either) for his learning CDs. For the price if he broke it I would be less likely to try to send him to Siberia. But it actually seems sturdy enough for him to use and not cheap at all.
On the other hand I am getting kinda attached to it, and for the price, I could even get him his own. Overall I am very pleased. It does what it is supposed to do, for $240 it is a serious bargain! ...more info
- good enough
I use this for law school to take notes and use the internet. the internet is slow at times, so its not good for searches that have lots of pictures. wish i could install windows w/out having to pay to download, since i have a disk, but i knew that when i bought it. do not buy this for your main computer...it is for travel and a backup....more info
I am very impressed with this product. I've been using it nonstop since I received it. It's small, complact, and lightweight which were the specs I was looking for. I also purchased 2 additional flash drives to go along with it. I've recommended this product several people....more info
- little blue laptop
Acer aspire one is a very cute laptop. Color (blue) looks great. My daughter loves it!!...more info
- Neat...but not fast!
I am satisfied with my purchase. I wasn't expecting blazing speed, and of course, it boots up and runs a little slower than a desktop, but having it has really been a great convenience. I can now cut the cord and go to any room in the house and "surf", which is the main reason why I purchased the unit. It's compact size makes it real easy to carry around. So far...so good!...more info