Acer Aspire One AOA150-1505 8.9-Inch Seashell White Netbook - 6 Cell Battery
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Product Description

Weighing in at just over 2 pounds, the Aspire One mobile Internet device is the ideal traveling companion that lets you take the Internet on the road without the heavy load. Good things come in small packages, just like the Acer Aspire One mobile Internet device providing ultra-portable performance to enjoy full Internet browsing, communicate with friends and family and enjoy a variety of entertainment in a small portable design that keeps you connected on-the-go. The Intel Atom Processor combines performance, power and efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while on the go. Enjoy reliable on-line access with 802.11b/g Wireless to explore the Internet and view photos or video clips and listen to music in a comfortable browsing environment on the Acer CrystalBrite display. Windows XP Home Edition lets you surf the Internet, edit documents and photos, read email, and enjoy the webcam to chat online with or take still photos smoothly and reliably right out-of-the-box at a great price. Store all of your digital albums, music libraries and documents on the high-speed 160GB hard drive. Sufficient storage that's easy to upgrade, just pop in an external SD card. Whether you are a first time user or just want a second computing device to easily check e-mail and surf the Internet, the Aspire One was designed for simplicity with a intuitive desktop design, widescreen display and easy-typing keyboard. 8.9 diagonal WSVGA (1024 x 600) Acer CrystalBrite Display Integrated Acer Crystal Eye Webcam with Microphone Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Built-in Stereo Speakers Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wireless 10/100 Ethernet LAN Multi-in-1 Card Reader SD, MMC, RS-MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD Ports - 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out, Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions - 9.8 (W) x 6.7 (D) x 1.42 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 2.78 Pounds

A great choice for students as well as business travelers who like to travel light, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (AOA150-1505) 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 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.



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.


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 and gives 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 an extra-large digital audio library of 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. It has has one dedicated SD memory card slot 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 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. Here's the full list of ports and external 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 (AOA150-1505; LU.S040B.235), 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:
  • Box Contents - Acer AOA150-1505 Aspire One Netbook, 6-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery Up to 5.6 Hours, 30-Watt AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord; Software Bundle - Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3, Microsoft Office Trial 2007, McAfee Internet Security Suite, 1-Year International Travelers Warranty
  • Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz Processor
  • 512 KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz Front Bus speed
  • 1024 MB DDR2 (PC2-4200) RAM, 160 GB (5400 RPM) SATA Hard Drive
  • Includes USB Mouse.

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent--A real find!
    A great little netbook. Perfect for travel. Easy to set up, great price for the features. I bought the Executive Leather Case for it [Compatible with the 6 Cell Extended Battery] and like it alot because it is a snap cover. Instead of a zippered case, it stays on the netbook all the time which makes it very convenient.
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  • Everything I wanted
    Opened this and it worked just the way it should right from the start! Only had it a few days so far, and for the price I'm dazzled. Only regret is the Mac doesn't make something this small for a small price. I bought this, not because I needed it, but for the price it was too good to not experiment with and enjoy the extreme practicality of all it does....more info
  • My Pretty Pink Laptop
    This Laptop is absolutely spectacular. I take it everywhere and the webcam feature is the icing on the cake. I can have live conversations via webcam, surf the web and do everything that my bigger laptop and cpu can do and it fits in my purse. This little dynamo has 160 gigs of memory which is also a plus. When I was on vacation, I was able to download my camera card pictures because of the card reader port and not have to worry about running out of space. It's so small and compact you forget you have it in your purse. Just remember to take it out at the airport going through security because they get upset if you forget! I also put on a skin cover that was purchased on Amazon too. It dresses up the laptop. This laptop is great for the price and loaded with features. I LOVE IT!...more info
  • One fast little PC
    This thing is great its easy to use, lite, great performance for a mini laptop....more info
  • We Love the Acer Aspire One AOA150-1553 6 Cell
    My 8 year-old son recently purchased this computer with money that he'd been saving. He was tired of competing for the family computer and this was a great way to keep him off of my laptop! We did a lot of research and shopping around and knew that he wanted a netbook. This was the only one that had 160 GB Hard Drive, 1GB Ram (you can add 1 more) AND was XP! It's a perfect size for a kid, or even a teen - they're all so used to small keypads. It is also so light to carry around - my son would be struggling with a full size.The keyboard may be a little too awkward for an adult, but may just take some getting used to. It would be perfect for adults who need computers in meetings or who travel a lot. Beautiful, vivid screen. Seems pretty powerful. He only uses it to wirelessly access the internet and play games at this point so I can't comment on how software runs. The 6 cell was important to him for longer battery life. We fully expect this little computer to last and be used in the upper grades for actual school work. The price has dropped in just a month - we paid $309 - so grab one while they last! Definitely cheaper than in box stores and believe me, we shopped them all! Very Satisfied with our purchase....more info
  • My college-aged daughter wants it for school!
    We got this netbook so we could stay up on our email and web surfing when we're away from home. But we found that we use it at home all the time, as well. And our 19 year old daughter wants to replace her standard Lenovo laptop with the Aspire. She says it would be great for school! We loaded Microsoft Office on it over our home network, and it works just like the desktop. We are very pleased with our Aspire netbook....more info
  • No CD/DVD Drive
    I was disappointed that this computer didn't include a CD/DVD drive if I had known that I probably would of never ordered the computer....more info
  • greatest little netbook
    This is a great little netbook. I am thinking of getting one for my grandson. The screen is great with vivid colors. Well worth every penny.
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  • ACER 8.9"
    This computer rocks! I use it up in my cabin and at Home it works great! You have to get an external drive to load software but it's worth the money! It's fast and it comes with a free mouse!I use my USB PC card and the antenna booster it comes with and Viola I'm on the Net! Great so far! Love it!...more info
  • A Dream Come True!
    I love this netbook! I was looking for a labtop with the following requirements: small, mobile, and cheap. It fits right in my purse and it always gets attention every time I break it out. I run multiple applications at one time and surprisingly haven't had a problem with it. I did a lot of research before purchasing this one and this it the best deal for your money... Hands down!

    BTW, the keyboard is very easy to work with, and the wi-fi connection has already served me well at school and at several airports. I highly recommend this netbook over all others. Kudos to Acer!!!...more info
  • I love it!
    In addition to the many positive things that so many other people have written about this little powerhouse, I have a strange desire to tell the entire universe that I discovered this thing will actually play at least one 3D shooter. It is an older game which was released in 2000. It is called "Fur Fighters". Laugh all you want at my choice of test game, but this little computer actually plays it without any kind of jumpiness whatsoever. Sure, the game is old and not as demanding as newer ones, but I have to admit that I am impressed by the quality of the graphics & smoothness of play. It never even occurred to me to try playing 3D games on it, until I read Intel's spec. sheet on the graphics processor, which told about its 3D acceleration capabilities. I'm not sure if adding links to other web sites is permitted here, so all I can say is that if you're curious about reading more of it's capabilities, search for "Intel graphics accelerator 950" in your favorite search engine and read about it at Intel's page... or go directly to Intel's site. I find it faster to use a search engine, but that's just me. :)

    I probably voided my Acer Aspire One's warranty by doing the following, but now it's all nice & "geeky".

    What I did:

    * Upgraded the memory to 1.5GB (which involves almost fully dismantling the computer)

    * Even though there was/is nothing wrong with the 160GB hard drive that came with it, I found a 500GB one that was on sale, so I bought it & installed it at the same time I upgraded the RAM. At the time, it was the highest capacity laptop hard drive available & probably still is at the time I am writing this.

    * Not liking the black keyboard (dark blue plus black? Yuck!), I ordered a new white one through another online sales service and slapped it in. I love the two-tone effect it gives, plus I think that it is easier to read the black print on the white keys, than the original white letters on black keys. Well, my eyes aren't the best anymore, either...

    * Clear keyboard protector film. It fits perfectly & doesn't interfere with functionality.

    That's it for the mods & upgrades (for now). I'm still hanging-on to the original equipment, as spares, as if you really care. ;)

    This tiny netbook really can handle more than just E-mail & web browsing, although it's no speed demon, either. If you're looking for blazing speed, spend more money on a bigger machine, if you feel like lugging it around. So far, this little 'puter has been able to handle everything that I have thrown at it....more info
  • LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!! LOVE IT!!!
    I love this lil' notebook... Easy to tote around, easy to get on line, easy to understand and use... Love the large hard drive, can store lots of movies on the notebook alone, because the only down side is there's no c.d. drive... But save all your stuff on the 160gb hard drive or get a portable drive, and it's just as good as anything else... Thank you to my BF who actually LISTENS to WHAT I WANT... ...more info
  • Horrible Choice!
    Acer Aspire One AOA150-1553 8.9-Inch Onyx Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery I bought this for someone. They were really excited when they received it. So when we turn it on it just kept rebooting. =]. It was a joke. I think what happened was they fell asleep while preparing this Netbook. Never again will I trust Acer. ...more info
  • Great little computer
    I bought the Acer Aspire One Netbook because I wanted something light and portable, but I also wanted good quality. I chose Acer because I had bought my son an Acer flat screen monitor a few years ago that far surpassed my expectations for quality and clarity. I read good reviews of this particular netbook and decided to try it. Although I really wanted something very small, I was worried that the screen would be hard to read. I changed the settings to extra large icons and text and it isn't hard to read at all. The speed is the same if not better than my larger laptop. I am very pleased with this purchase and would buy it again. My two sons are considering buying one to take back and forth to college. I have bought other items from Amazon and have always been pleased with their service....more info
  • Terrific computer for the money
    Love the Acer computer. Very disappointed with Amazon who lowered the price $100 the day after I bought and shipped me the more expensive product. Called to compain, no satisfaction. I am a good customer who buys every week from Amazon and am very unhappy with the way it handled this purchase. I now buy also buy from other online sources where I used to buy only from Amazon. ...more info
  • Nice addition to our network and road use.
    This is the second Acer Aspire One I have bought. This particular one was for the wife. She uses it from the easychair while watching her TIVO soaps after work. I have been lugging a four year old 7+ lb laptop around for business travel and found that most of the functons I need to do on the road were adequately handled by this netbook. I already had a USB air card for my old laptop and was looking to scale back weight and sizewise. So far I have loved this one. Does all I need and with the lightweight I kinda miss the CD drive in the old laptop for movie watching but I rarely have had the opportunity to watch lately and have been downloading rental movies for my iPod so not to worry. ...more info
  • Buyer Beware! Wish I could leave zero stars.
    I bought this netbook on a Thursday and had it shipped overnight because I was excited to play with it and wanted to use it in a meeting the following Monday. On arrival Friday, the netbook would stick on a blank screen with a blinking cursor during boot up and go no further. I called tech support and was told the brand new netbook had a bad hard drive so I had to ship it to the Acer Repair Center (at my expense).

    10 days after shipping the brand new screwed up netbook to the Acer Repair Center, it returned to me with a note from tech support stating that the hard drive had been replaced and the netbook was "okay". Wrong - it still didn't work! The repair center actually made it worse - now it just turned itself off seconds into boot up. I called tech support AGAIN and spoke to a really annoying woman whom I think was trying to do her best Bill and Ted impression - she told me to send it back to the repair center AGAIN (though this time they would pay for the shipping and seemed to think I should feel greatly indebted to them for this). Frustrated, I called Amazon support (very friendly) and they emailed me a paid return shipping label and (very quickly after receiving the netbook) refunded my money (including the original overnight shipping fee).

    So I never saw the netbook actually boot all the way to the desktop. Sure it was cute, but I don't need a cute $330 netbook-shaped doorstop. Thank you Amazon! No thank you Acer!...more info
  • Only one tiny step away from perfection . . .
    If the mouse buttons on either side of the track pad were a little easier to use, this would be a world class killer computer, but you know what? I over look that one little deficiency completely, because this is one of the best computers I've ever owned. My full size laptop has become my desktop, and my Acer Aspire One has become my laptop for all occasions.

    I can't think of a single con to owning this computer other than the funky track pad buttons. The computer itself is a dream, and no, the screen is not to small for anything except maybe editing photographs.

    But I do everything else on it, including power points. No CD-ROM? No problem. I shared the CD-ROM in my desktop, then mapped it to the Acer as a network drive. 99% of my software allowed me to install it in that manner. There was only one thing that balked, and the workaround was a piece of cake.

    The six cell battery lasts for hours, even when really putting it through the grind. And it's not so big as to be objectionable.

    Of course, XP Home is a great operating system. Would like to somehow upgrade to XP Pro, but the Home version works great.

    I love this computer, and have recommended it to others, who have also found it a joy. ...more info
  • great purchase
    this was a wonderful purchase. i am thrilled with my computer. it is light, very portable and fast. i would recommend it for teachers and students alike!!!...more info
  • Small but worth it in La.
    I got this in 2/09 and love it!!!! I did not see the 10in. before I ordered mine, but there is nothing bad I could say about this technical piece of joy, I will still give it a 5 star because it does all I need it to do. My family likes that they can use the desktop while I am on my mini, so they can computer time in also....more info
  • Acer Aspire One AOA150-1359
    This little netbook is awesome! Got it from Amazon in two days, fired it up, and was amazed at how it rivals a full size laptop.

    The Good
    Great specs with good speed and able to run any program you would expect with a netbook. One of the first things I did was partition the hard drive and install Windows 7 RC Ultimate. It works like a champ!

    The Bad
    Yes...fingerprints do show up
    There is a lot of junk and trial ware that comes with the computer. I would suggest checking all the programs and keep only those that you really want.....delete the rest....you can save disk space by not having all that junk on your computer.

    All in all...this is an outstanding netbook and highly recommend it....more info
  • Good things come in small packages!
    [[ASIN:B001QFZFS0 Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 10.1-Inch Sapphire Blue Netbook - 6 Cell Battery; I love the portability of this product and the powerfulness of the computer. I can do almost anything on this computer that I can do on my desktop except view T.V. programs of episodes that I have missed. Also the quality of the sound is not great and this disappoints me, but aside from that, this fits the objective that I wanted: a mini computer that is not heavy and fits in my oversize handbag and I can take it to seminars for taking notes. I can run pictures on the screen saver that I have taken and this delights me. And let me not forget the mini mouse! I love it! It is what I am used to using. I wish that I could find a mini mouse pad for it. Overall a great product....more info
  • Wonderful!!
    We are throughly thrilled with our little netbook. Not only is she a beautiful color but she hums softly and works hard. She will be going to New Mexico this summer so we can stay in touch with family. It is also nice surfing from any room in the house and beyond. Great product and now looking for a carry all to protect her in transit....more info
  • Small enough to carry everywhere, but not a toy
    I am thrilled with my Aspire One. I got in in black back when that didn't cost extra. I am using in place of a 15" business-grade HP laptop. The HP didn't break or anything, I just got tired of lugging it around.

    THE PROS:

    The hardware is surprisingly adequate. It feels a lot like a high-end notebook from four years ago. The analog video out works as well as analog ever does, which I have confirmed with both 20" (1600x1200) and 23" (2048x1152) monitors. It can drive one of these AND its own screen without a hiccup. The screen resolution of 1024x600 works well for a browser, especially if you go full-screen on the pages, and the pixel density is crazy (bad for "old eyes" who may want the 10" version instead, good for the 20-somethings and 30-somethings). It has enough speed to run MS Office acceptably, though the screen really isn't big enough to do anything serious -- but I say the same thing about the HP notebook. It's not great at anything, but it has no glaring weaknesses either.

    It has JUST enough CPU and graphics muscle to run eyecandy like Milkdrop on the built-in screen, though you'll have to compromise (settings and/or frame rate) a bit to drive a larger screen.

    Audio quality is excellent using external speakers.

    Battery life with the three-cell is two to three hours depending what I'm doing with it. Playing a movie would probably drain it in two hours, but that's generally long enough for a movie. The six-cell option does double this capacity if two to three hours just isn't enough, but it also sticks out of the back in somewhat of an odd manner and adds weight, which is why I decided against it.

    The keyboard is laid out in a manner that avoids the annoyances of so many other netbooks -- namely, CTRL and the right SHIFT are exactly where you'd expect them to be, and the arrow keys are small but well-placed. The keyboard is quite usable for being 89% size, and does not feel cheap or flimsy.

    It has three USB ports, WiFi, VGA, a 100mbit Ethernet port, and TWO memory card slots. The left one is SD/SDHC only, the right supports a few other card types as well as SD/SDHC.

    Due to the modest power demands, the brick is fairly small and light compared to most notebook bricks. The brick and cords, the mini-mouse, and the Aspire One all fit in a lunch-size cooler bag... with lunch still in it.

    It looks really cool, once all the fingerprints are wiped off.

    It gets warm in use, but not enough to be worrisome or even particularly uncomfortable. It runs much cooler than the HP.

    This little computer is not a toy, and it doesn't fit in your pocket (unless you wear cargo pants, I don't), but it's quite easy to take along for whatever purpose. I often go to lunch with the Aspire One in my hand and a mini-mouse in my pocket, or streamcast a game when I'm cooking or in the bathroom or anywhere else I can't stare at a fixed TV.

    THE CONS:

    In the few months I've had it, I've had ONE problem: it started shutting itself off, either while booting up or shortly after. I did a bit of googling and found this is due to the CPU fan not turning on, and the machine shuts off to protect itself. However, there is a fairly simple procedure to fix it: unplug it and remove the battery, hold the power button for 20 seconds, reattach the power but not the battery, start it up -- it may shut off one more time -- then put the battery back in. It should work fine after that. Apparently I'd been tossing it around a bit TOO casually and may have caused this, but it's fixed.

    I had to update the WiFi driver. It was flaky out of the box, but it works much better after the update.

    The lid and screen are REALLY glossy, and are thus complete fingerprint magnets. The built-in screen is only 16-bit color. It took me quite a while to notice the difference so this is not a major problem, and external monitors are not limited to 16-bit color.

    No optical drive. Deal, it's a netbook.

    The built-in speakers suck. See above point.

    The trackpad is mediocre, and the buttons are on the sides (undoubtedly to save precious front-to-back space), but it works, especially once it breaks in. It starts out requiring a lot of pressure, but this eases fairly quickly. I've never gotten comfortable with ANY trackpad, so I do not consider this a serious flaw.

    SUMMARY:
    If you are looking for a small, affordable, and all-around useful replacement for a regular notebook, and don't need blazing speed, this will fit the bill. If you expect to add a bunch of extra plug-in hardware when you get to work, it will still fit the bill. It will mostly just work out of the box but could use a bit of tweaking to perform optimally....more info
  • Love this thing!
    This little computer is great, I just charge it up for the day and put in my purse and go!...more info
  • Packs a whole lot of functionality; and performance is v.g.
    I bought the white 8.9", HDD XP version, 6-cell (pretty much what's on this page) for my son's 12th birthday. I had done a lot of research, and in fact, actually bought the Vaio lifestyle pc and returned it after very poor performance/speed. I did not have great expectations for this little guy, but it was worth experimenting. Well, much to our surprise, this is an amazing machine with a very comfortable keyboard, bright screen (that you'll probably want to adjust down), and pretty darn fast!! At first, when you set it up, it seems slow to get to the desktop, but that's only for the set-up. We also loaded Skype, and within 10 minutes, we were calling each other with full video, etc. I had heard that with the Linux version of this machine, there is trouble with the built-in recorder, but not on the XP version -- it worked "out of the box". And, I thought I had to buy a microphone, but no, it's right there, bult in on the side. I just can't say enough about this machine. ...more info
  • Buyer Beware
    I have read many reviews extolling the virtues of this computer and after having it for a few days the glitter quickly dimmed.
    {1} It's much slower than people would lead you to believe and I'm not talking about the usual lag time for a XP to boot up, I'm saying it take longer for programs like Chrome to boot and when it does it takes it much longer for it to complete a page. I didn't expect a super fast computer but from reading many of these misleading reviews my expectations were quickly a little higher than what is delivered.
    {2}Of course you could always upgrade your memory to speed things up a bit. That is until you have to completely disassemble the enire computer and I mean take it apart, not just remove a cover or a back, do a search and watch a video on what you have to do to replace the memory, this alone will make you think about buying this netbook....more info
  • SIZE DOES MATTER, SMALLER IS ALWAYS BETTER!!!
    Is the "in between" a phone and a full size computer. Convenient, reliable, the perfect companion every day every were, the screen and the keyboard looks and feels like a full size, is fast and completely functional, over all, an A+....more info
  • light weight and girly
    I have had my computer for a little over a week and I really like it. It works just as well as my desktop computer, and I can take it with me everywhere. It is great for work meetings and presentations outside of the office. The only reason I'm giving it only four stars is because your eyes can get really tired of seeing everything so small (probably after 2 hours) Other than that is perfect....more info
  • nice little machine
    bought this so I wouldn't always have be sitting at my desk. works like a dream for everything I wanted it for...more info
  • Loved the Acer Aspire so much I bought another for my brother!
    I bought the black 8.9 inch model with the 6 hour battery for $329, and followed the suggestion I read in the Amazon reviews to remove the free trial programs. I borrowed a removable CD drive, and I loaded AVG, and my old version of Office, and Acronis back-up program. It worked very well, and I cloned the Hard drive to a removable Hard drive - only took 10 minutes for the added insurance that I could restore my computer to exactly what I started with. Acer does have a process of restoring it to the point it was when it comes out of the box (you hit Fn-F10 during the boot process and it restores from a hidden part of the Hard Drive - but I can no go back to my initial setup). I am using my Acer on a trip right now to write this review. I found the same computer at Costco for $299 with the 3 cell battery, and decided to buy it for my brother. Both machines worked extremely well, and we are both thrilled with the decision. Since this is his first and only computer, I picked up an external Sony DVD/CD Burner, wireless mouse and keyboard, and a Video RGB Cable to hook to his 42 inch Digital TV. It is perfect for him. When hooked to the TV, there is a wide selection of screen sizes, and it compensates for the limited viewing area you get on the 8.9 inch display. The full size wireless keyboard is far easier for him to type on than the smaller keys - and well worth the $20 that I paid for the mouse/keyboard. He can how sit back in his recliner, keyboard on his lap, and use his 42 in screen to surf the web. And so can I!!...more info
  • Love this!!!!!!!
    I bought this for myself & I'm so glad that I did! It has a great battery life, surfing the web is no problem. It is so light that I take it everywhere. I am getting 2 more as gifts for my Mom & Aunt. Great price! Well worth it!...more info
  • high benefit and good cost
    This 8.9" netbook is a good and low cost choice to connect you at the net and with your folks while traveling. So far the only negative aspect of that is that its video card does not have enough capacity to run Guitar Hero for PC/Mac. ...more info
  • Exactly what I expected....
    This netbook is exactly what I ordered. It's small and light and the battery lasts forever. I already own 3 other computers so this was just for surfing purposes. DO NOT buy this netbook if you think you will be doing anything intensive like video editing or playing Crysis. Buy it for what it's worth. This is great for light duty and that's about it....more info
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