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Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 10.1-Inch Sapphire Blue Netbook - 6 Cell Battery
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Product Description

Acer redefines mobile connectivity with the Aspire one, the revolutionary Netbook featuring 10.1" Acer CrystalBrite display with an Intel Atom processor that'll give you powerful computing and 802.11G wireless that delivers optimal on-the-go Internet experience. Work up to 5-hours with the 6-Cell battery for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet. 160GB hard drive provides plenty of capacity to store your digital albums, videos, music and documents. Sufficient storage that's easy to upgrade, just pop in an external SD card or use it as a simple way to transfer information between two computers. Weighing just under 3 pounds, the Aspire one Netbook is the ideal traveling companion to browse the Internet, check email, share photos, video conference with built-in webcam, check sport scores, watch videos, listen to music and enjoy a variety of entertainment in a small compact design that you can take anywhere. 10.1 diagonal WSVGA (1024 x 600) Widescreen Display Integrated Crystal Eye Webcam 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 3 x USB 2.0, Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out, Microphone-in, VGA, RJ-45 (LAN) Approximate Unit Dimensions - 10.2 (W) x 7.28 (D) x 1.31 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 2.95 Pounds

Building on its line of popular Aspire One netbooks, Acer makes it even easier to stay productive while on the go with the larger 10.1-inch screen of the Aspire One AOD150-1165. A great choice for students as well as business travelers who like to travel light, the affordable Acer Aspire One weighs just under 3 pounds and has a 6-cell battery that provides up to 5 hours of battery life for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet. Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry, which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors to conserve energy



A great choice for light-packing business travelers, the 10.1-inch Aspire One comes with Windows XP Home, a 160 GB hard drive, and a 6-cell battery for up to 5 hours of battery life (see larger image).


Weighing just 2.95 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you (see larger image).


The integrated webcam and microphone makes it easy to connect with friends via video chats (see larger image).
Offering a cool deep blue chassis, the netbook's smooth surface is comfortable to touch, and it's accented with distinctive details, such as the attractive orange hinge ring. You'll be able to easily video chat wherever you roam thanks to the Crystal Eye webcam integrated into the LCD's bezel, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images even in low-light situations. And the built-in digital microphone delivers superior voice quality keeping background noise level low and minimizing echoes.

Packed with roomy 160 GB hard drive--great for storing a mobile digital audio and video library--this Aspire One also features 1 GB of installed RAM (2 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,

Screen, Video and Audio
The 10.1-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.

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
  • Multi-in-one card reader supports Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced Size MultiMedia (RS-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
  • Kensington lock slot

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.

Operating System and Software

  • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Acer eRecovery Management; Acer Launch Manager; Adobe REader; McAfee Internet Security Suite; Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial)

Dimensions and Weight
This netbook measures 10.2 x 7.28 x 1.31 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 2.95 pounds.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One notebook PC (AOA150-1635), 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:
  • The 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor combines performance, power and efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
  • 6-cell battery provides up to 6 1/2 hours of battery life for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet.
  • Windows XP Home with SP3 gives you the freedom to do what you want at home and at work - simply, reliably and more securely
  • 160GB Hard Drive, 1GB RAM, Integrated 802.11b/g Wi-Fi Certified
  • Acer Crystal Eye webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for your on-line chats and business video conferences

Customer Reviews:

  • Acer Aspire One compared to Dell Mini 9
    Acer Aspire One 10.1"

    Pros:
    - Quality build construction
    - Very good keyboard
    - 8+ hour battery life
    - Extremely easy to upgrade the RAM
    - 160gig hard drive

    Cons:
    - Integrated webcam is low resolution
    - Large battery pack makes it a tight fit for most 10.1" sleeves/cases
    - No integrated bluetooth

    Let me begin by saying I did 90% of my graduate thesis on this little machine, and it's a wonderful deal at less than $400 (with a case and 2gig RAM upgrade). Typing is comfortable, and the keyboard is responsive and easy to use. The acer keyboard is very good.

    I've owned the Acer Aspire One for about two weeks now - and I think it's an excellent little netbook - especially with Windows 7 coming out soon.

    I haven't tried many netbooks other than the Acer Aspire One 8.9" and Dell Mini 9. The smaller acer is really nice too, but I prefer the larger screen. A direct comparison with the Dell Mini 9 will follow...

    My friend got the Dell Mini 9 because he wanted the bluetooth and to hackintosh it. The Dell Mini 9 has equalivalent or better build quality than the Acer, it just feels more "solid". However, the Acer screen is better in both our opinions. Although the Dell is really nice too, there are two major weaknesses - the first depends on your budget:

    1. Price - the Dell Mini 9 (note the smaller screen size) is much more expensive than the Acer for any similar configurations. The Dell also comes with a smaller battery.

    2. Keyboard - the Dell Mini 9 has a TERRIBLE keyboard. The apostraphe key, which should be adjacent to the enter key, is below the period key on the Dell. What the hell. It's where the ALT key usually is.

    This turns out to be a major problem when trying to use the Dell for chatting or writing any papers. My friend ended up not hackingtoshing it because he hardly uses it anymore. It just sits on his bookshelf. The keyboard is so bad, the netbook is pretty much useless because of it.

    On the other hand, I use my Acer every night. It's perfect for browsing the web, writing a few emails, chatting with friends, and catching up on facebook. I don't tired typing on it even after hours of use. ...more info
  • Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165
    Compact, light, great alternative to a full size laptop. Only one complaint, too much glare on the screen. Not good for outdoor use....more info
  • Bottom line: Functional, stylish, and a bargain.
    It is such a joy to carry around a computer the size of a book and not have to lug around a traditional laptop. The 10.1" screen is a perfect size with great clarity and reasonable performance. This model can easily be upgraded to have 2GB of memory from the standard 1GB that comes with it. Earlier models were a nightmare to upgrade. The 160GB drive is great and I partitioned mine so I can load Vista (comes with XP) and Linux (Ubuntu does not totally work without tweaks but Fedora does).

    The red finish of this looks great. The red is more like a brick red or the red that Motorola uses on the Razor. It does not leave fingerprints as bad as the Asus EEE.

    The keyboard works pretty well and while it is not full size you can adjust to it fairly quickly.

    Battery life tends to be around 5 to 5.5 hours for my average use which is awesome. The newer Asus supposedly gets 9 hours but I rarely ever have to use it more than 5 hours and I'm a geek. So the style of the Acer fits me better.

    The rest of the specs are nice: 3 USB, Giga network jack, and G wireless all work flawlessly (unless you're talking Linux and that is always up to the distribution if all the wireless works).

    Love my Acer One netbook and take it everywhere with me. ...more info
  • GOOOOOD
    THIS LAPTOP IS VERY GOOD, IT'S PEFECT TO ME. I LOVE IT. I CAN DO ANYTHING IN ANYWHERE WHIT THIS TOOL....more info
  • Very good value for the money
    I took delivery of my Acer about a week ago. I am compelled to write this review because prior to buying this I had owned two other netbooks. The original ASUS 701, and then later the HP2133. Both of which were great for varying reasons. But I want to focus on this netbook.

    There are several import features any netbook user will soon realize have great value. First, it needs to be reasonably powerful. It needs to have a reasonable keyboard layout. And it needs a good battery life. When you choose what is best for you, take my word for it. If any of those three items are not up to your expectations, you're not going to be happy with your choice.

    Let's cover the powerful part first.

    This particular ASUS has 1 GB of RAM, and it's a single SO-DIMM which you can replace very easily with nothing more than one screw and a Philip's screw driver. The cost of the DIMM at the time I purchased mine was $25 for a single 2 GB SO-DIMM. And just like that, I went from 1 GB to 2 Gbs for the Windows XP Service pack 3 install on this netbook. You'll want to do the same. Jumping from 1 GB to 2 Gbs changes the whole experience and it's not a lot of money. Just do it. You'll be glad you did. Or more to the point, you'll not be as happy as you could be if you don't.

    Next is the processor. This one uses the Atom 1.6 GHz CPU from Intel. On battery it scales back to 1.0 GHz and extends the life of the battery. On AC it jumps up to 1.6 GHz. Even at 1.0 GHz, I didn't realize it reduced in speed at all. My use of Open Office on this felt as it always feels.

    The battery

    The battery life remaining time indicator ranged from 6.5 hours to a whopping 9.4 hours. I have yet to even see the battery die because I have not had the opportunity to use it on battery long enough to actually kill the battery. It just lasts and lasts. Virtually every single laptop or netbook I have owned doesn't come even remotely close to the battery life of this thing. And I have to tell I have been disappointed many times in the past over this single issue. I need a laptop that can last a while on battery, otherwise I am lugging something around for no real reason and I don't like that. You will get plenty of battery time on this.

    The keyboard

    I hate to say this, but the keyboards on the ASUS line are the worst. And this ACER and the HP netbooks out there are superior. Both the HP2133 and this ACER have 92% sized keyboards. But just as important as close to full size is, it's not the total. It's the keys themselves. You simply must have a right shift key under the enter key and it must be larger than the enter key. Why? Because that's the muscle memory you have when you type. All keyboards have always been this way until the dawn of the netbook when vendors such as ASUS changed that. And it makes the eeePC difficult to work with. Some keyboards put the UP key right under the Enter key. And you will intend to shift, but instead will cursor up and start inserting text into a previously finished sentence. This will drive you crazy. Always look at the images of the keyboard layout before you buy a mini. This Acer has the proper layout.

    Some notes on other netbooks.

    You should know that many netbooks have just 1 GB and are not expandable. Do not assume you can drop 2 Gbs into any netbook. You'd be wrong in that assumption. Do not assume that SSD is always better. I happen to own an SSD drive, and I paid a fair amount of money for it. It's not so much better than a hard drive at this point. Not until the lower cost ones dump the old JMICRON controller which causes stutters in loading is resolved. The more expensive ones use an Intel controller but cost more than this netbook does. And JMICRON only recently announced a new controller that resolves this issue. For now, a cheap 2.5" standard laptop hard drive is still a better bet for the money. Be sure your netbook can use a standard 2.5" laptop drive. They are so cheap these days. You should easily have 160 to 250 Gbs of storage. Many believe less is fine, but we all say things like that early on, and then demand more and more from our purchase as time goes forward. So just go for something spacious to begin with and you future-proof yourself. This particular ACER has a nice 160 GB hard drive.

    The Mouse Pad and button

    I read many reviews that talk about the mouse pad and button. They all scared me by being so very negative about it. Claiming it has a life of its own, etc. And how hard the button is to press. I am sorry to say I think those reviews are written by, shall we say people with no brains, or something. The single button is really two buttons. You press the left side of the single button to do a left mouse, and you press the right side to press a right mouse click. The center is the rocker bridge. If you press the center, nothing is going to happen. Like a teader todder, the center is what is holding the button in place. You are not meant to press there. You are meant to press the left side and the right side. Sorry but, dah. How dense are people not to realize this. And the mouse pad itself. I have nothing short of perfect results with it. I am happy to discover this after I bought it, but those who wrote such poor reviews of it need to stop drinking or smocking whatever they are abusing so early in the morning. These must be the same people who think that tray on a CD drive is a coffee cup holder.

    Screen real estate. This Acer has 1024 x 600. A web page as wide as the Wall Street Journal will have no problem at all. From left to right, you see the width at 100% without problem. But the up and down resolution of just 600, a common size in most netbooks is really the minimum. Some newer gen netbooks are starting to offer higher resolution. My HP2133 does 1280 x 768 in an 8.9" screen. It's too tiny in my opinion, but you get used to it. Problem is, my HP2133 uses a VIA processor, not an Atom. The Atom is by far the better CPU for these minis. A 10.1" screen at 1024 x 600 is large. You will be able to read the screen easily. You just don't have a lot of top to bottom real estate. So limit things like tool bars so you leave enough room for the content itself.

    I paid a total of $365 for mine with shipping and the cost of changing the memory to 2 Gbs. I feel like I got much more than I paid for. So much so I gave my HP2133 away to a friend in need of a netbook. This is my 3rd purchase of a netbook, and so far I finally feel like I got it right.

    Alex Alexzander...more info
  • As good as expected
    I tried an 8.9" netbook and my fingers (even though I don't have large hands) just didn't fit the keyboard comfortably. I took my new Acer Aspire One on a trip and my traveling companion who had purchased the smaller one was very envious of mine because it is so much easier to use and also of the 160 gig hard drive.. I get about 5 hours of battery life with the 6 cell version. I am really pleased about that. The smaller screen is inconvenient with some software but it is okay considering how much easier it is to transport than my full size laptop. I was writing an application with Microsoft Access and it was difficult to see the screens. No regrets....more info
  • Great netbook - great price!
    My wife (at age 59) showed an interest in having her "own" small computer to use at home, a first! As a birthday gift I ordered her this netbook - after checking reviews and pricing - Amazon offered the best "bang for the buck" with an upgraded 6 hour battery.

    It works like a charm - phenomenal battery life - fast speed - all in all a wonderful lightweight alternative to full size laptops. Very easy to use - which was important. The only add ons needed were a wireless mouse, as she can not use a finger pad (had one at work - I finally changed that out for her also) and a great buy on a carry case.

    Came immediately - and as always - Amazon pricing ran circles around the stores and ebay vendors! Next vacation - the netbook goes with us - my full size laptop stays home!!!!

    5 stars for this netbook!...more info
  • This model is a home run!
    Acer has a winner here. I picked this up for my wife a Traveling nurse for her e-mail on the road. Well imagine my pleasent surpirse at how powerful this little thing is it runs World of Warcraft on line no problems. Why buy an Apple Air thats bigger has a smaller hard drive 120 gig compared to 150 gig on the Acer. The Mac needs special dvd drives and cables and has just one usb port. This Acer has 3 usb ports a digital card reader for your cameras card, external mike jack along with the built in mike, built in wi fi, built in webcam, printer jack, cable modem jack and uses all standard external accessories dvd's,hard drives, etc for a fraction of the Airs cost ...Mac $1799 Acer $329 and it weighs the same 3 lbs. Plus the Acer's battery lasts over 8 hours the Air only 4.5 hours barely 2 feature films worth. I've been on 6 hour flights and 8 hours sure beats having an hour and half of listening to the on board stuff after your Air runs out of juice. sure t5he apple is thiner big deal Our acer fits in a camera back pack apple for get it! Yeah I own a Mac Air and the Acer its a far better machine....more info
  • Acer is Aces if You Understand its Capabilities
    I think this is a terrific little Netbook. It's portable, lightweight and relatively fast given what it's supposed to be used for - email and simple internet. If you attempt to overload it with programs or expect it to react just as a regular notebook would - you will be disappointed. For basic email and internet use - it's great. I've had no problems with the keyboard and I don't find that the screen has much glare at all. Again - if you adjust your expectations and realize this isn't a notebook and you can't treat as such - you will love it as I do! ...more info
  • Netbook
    Pros: Small, long battery life, enough ports for most things

    Cons: Need an external mouse, ...more info
  • My first laptop
    This Acer was recommended to me and I have no regrets in getting it. I love taking this machine wherever I go! It is certainly not a ruby red color, it's a burnt sienna color (hence the four stars, not five). That was the only disappointment. This machine works smoothly, it's easy to type on, the battery lasts a great amount of time. I went to Best Buy and got a little case for it and it fits snugly. I would highly recommend this Acer to anyone who needs a netbook. ...more info
  • Acer Aspire One 10.1 Inch
    The look is great, but the service is very bad. I have problems with this new laptop and until now they can't help me fix it and don't let me send it back for exchange or return. Can't access Window for 2 weeks and still have to try to fix it by myself even though have no idea how to fix it. Fortunately, I still have my old laptop otherwise don't have a computer to access internet for study and work....more info
  • Nice little netbook
    This is a great little gadget for anyone who wants a convenient way to surf the web or manage e-mails. The keyboard is more compact than a typical notebook and takes some getting used to, but that is to be expected for a small netbook. It is worth the extra dollars to invest in the 6 cell battery; the charge lasts approximately 7 hours. Also, I think it is worth the extra few dollars to purchase this 10 inch screen model, rather than the less expensive nine-inch model; the extra inch makes a big difference, particularly for those of us who are entering our "bifocal years"! While the six cell battery and larger screen make this model a bit less compact than the smaller, three cell battery model, it is still a very portable unit, lightweight and about the size of a hardback book. Overall, a great value! ...more info
  • Better than expected.
    After lots of research I decided on the Acer Aspire One netbook because of the multi-card reader, the 160 GB HD, the 1GB of Ram, the 6 cell battery and the 10.1 inch screen. I have had it now over a week and have since upgraded the memory to the 2 GB memory card. Like another reviewer I feel like I have gotten more for my money than expected. The screen is very clear, even outside in the sun. It streams video and music seamlessly. The webcam worksed very well while talking to a friend using Skype. The keyboard works well for me (with my small fingers) and my husband and other male friends (with much larger hands) had no problem typing on it as either. It was very easy to change the memory card. I have been able to get between 6 and 7 1/5 hours of battery life from my 6 cell battery. I am also able to have multiple applications open simultaneously with no noticeable lag.

    I was prepared to hate the buttons on the touch pad due to the poor reviews that they received on almost all other reviews. Yes it is a stiff button but in the time that I have been using it I have gotten used to it. It is not annoying enough for me to get an external mouse just yet, and I have logged quite a few hours on this machine since I received it. One draw back is that this machine, unlike other models, does not come with a sleeve or case, but I have found one that works well for it from Amazon and am very happy with it.

    Over all I am extremely pleased with this device and its functionality and have recommended it to all of my friends and co-workers. It is extremely portable and user friendly and I hope that this review helps others to make an informed decision....more info
  • Nice Netbook
    It does the job that you want it to do. It's very convenient for travel and you can take it with you on the roof of your house and chill....more info
  • Beware of Acer Lid Events issue
    Basically, I have tried:

    1. The factory load
    2. XP Pro
    3. Windows 7 RC1

    In all cases, the lid event error is there. It is not really an issue unless you try to run an external monitor. It manifests itself as 100% CPU utilization, when the lid is closed if you tell it to do nothing when the lid is closed. Apparently, it puts the ACPI into a continuous loop where he runs the event again and again...more info
  • strongly recommend avoid the ACER Aspire
    Strongly recommend to not buy ACER Aspire One. Less than 3 months after purchase, the monitor cracked and no longer works. Upon returning it for warranty service and repair, was told it is not covered as it is physical damage. I explained that it was on a hotel desk one night working and did not work when started the next morning. The service technicians response was that I had probably closed the notebook with only one hand and that could damage the monitor. It is not covered by warranty. Such a piece of junk should not be considered a notebook/netbook that is used for travel. It is absurd that it is so poorly constructed that closing it with one hand would destroy it....more info
  • Great little unit
    This is one fantastic unit. It does just about everything a larger one does but in a compact package. Perfect for checking mail and internet when traveling. The battery lasts about 8 hours on a full charge....more info
  • Acer Aspire One - Six cell
    A great laptop at a great price! If you are not bothered by the smaller keyboard you will love it. ...more info
  • Fun, portable, functional but not primary
    This notebook works well for what it is. I use it primarily as a media device; it stays connected to my stereo and TV most of the time. I use a Firefly Remote and software from Snapstream. Rather than paying $300 for a device that plays your media through your network on your home AV system but CAN'T be used for anything else, why not pay a few dollars more and get something that does all that, and CAN be used for tons of other stuff. I play DIVX movies through my wireless network and playback is smooth and looks fine on my TV. The first thing I did was uninstall most of the add ons that came pre-installed. Including (gasp!) the anti-virus package. Having done all that, it runs pretty fast now. This machine will not be used for anything important, no passwords will be typed on it, no banking, and only my least cared about web based email account will ever be accessed. Get an external cd/dvd burner and make your restore disks so if something does go wrong you can get back online without too much hassle. I had one program that would not launch because the screen resolution was not adequate. Plugging in an external monitor temporarily was a quick workaround. The camera seems to give a pretty clear picture. I only tested it by clicking on it in Windows Explorer since I don't video chat. The speakers are under the unit so if you want to hear them, try propping it up so that the sound can get out better. Battery life from the 6-cell is about as expected, shy of the the 6 hours that they claim but good for 3.5 with average use. It sticks out 3/4" beyond the back of the computer. I don't like the mouse pad. It's too small, doesn't work well for me, and the buttons are not easy to feel or click since they are totally flush with the case. You can plug your favorite mouse or touchpad into one of the 3 USB ports so no problem there if it starts to drive me TOO crazy. For $350, this computer works as well or better than expected. Portability is superb....more info
  • not wonderful, not great
    I studied all the reviews and did some online research before i made my purchase. I can honestly say that when I received it and first tried to use it I was going to return it to amazon.com the first day. The mouse froze in midscreen and would not move. I use a laptop connection device to connect to the internet and that does not work exactly great. I kept working with it, using a regular computer mouse, and eventually the laptop mouse started to work, no idea why or what I did. My internet connection device is slow and I had a terrible time trying to download anti virus, took almost two hours. I think if someone has wifi or ethernet this would be a good purchase, but if you have to use other connections you may want to think twice about this purchase.

    The folks at amazon.com are amazing and will go out of their way to work with you. It's wonderful to be able to call a company and actually get a live person to speak with and help you. I would make another purchase from amazon.com without any qualms.

    thank you...more info
  • better than an OQO
    I previously had an OQO 2. I used it mostly for internet (browsing/email) and office tasks (open office).
    The Acer Aspire one easily beats the OQO for these tasks:
    - Keyboard:
    Having a real keyboard is really a good thing. This keyboard is soft and works very well.
    - Screen:
    A little bigger. 1024 instead of 800 horizontal pixels makes browsing the web and writing test much easier.
    - Battery:
    Huge difference: I easily get 7 hours instead of 2 hours on the OQO.
    - Noise:
    The Aspire One is really, really quiet. No high pitch fans. It also runs quite cool.
    - Weight:
    Well, the Aspire One is heavier, no doubt, and you can't put it in your pocket. But at 2.5lb it's light enough for traveling.
    - Wifi:
    The Aspire One has better wifi connection than the OQO, which is an important factor for this class of machines.

    I can only highly recommend this cute little beast for anybody who needs web/office on the go.
    ...more info