|Acer Aspire One AOA150-1006 8.9-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, XP Home, 3 Cell Battery) White
|List Price: $239.99
Our Price: $239.99
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 120GB 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) CrystalBrite TFT LCD 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 - 9.8 (W) x 6.7 (D) x 1.14 (H) Approximate Unit Weight - 2.19 Pounds
A great choice for business travelers who like to travel light, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (LU.S040B.110) weighs just over 2 pounds and is packed with a 120 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 hue, 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, giving you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 3 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 light-packing business travlers, it comes with Windows XP Home, a 120 GB hard drive, and a 3-cell batter for up to 2.5 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.
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 a 120 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.
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 notbook provides the following connections:
- 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
- Secure Digital (SD) card reader, also compatible with MultiMedia cards (MMCs)
- Multi-in-one card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
- 1 VGA monitor port
- 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
- RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection
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 (AOA150-1006; LU.S040B.110), 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.
- Box Contents - Acer AOA150-1006 Mobile Internet Device, 3-Cell Lithium-Ion Battery, AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord; Software Bundle - Windows XP Home, 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
- 120GB (5400 RPM) SATA Hard Drive
- ACER Aspire One
For what it is. It is fast. It boots the OS quickly along with microsoft office. It typically boots these items faster then our other computers. It is lite weight and versatile. We give this a 5 out of 5 and we are both Electrical Engineers. ...more info
- all one really needs
I bought this as a replacement to my laptop which has thus died and now use this as my main computer. I've used laptops for over 10 years as my main computer and find that this keyboard is just as easy to type on as any other. The only thing you have to get use to is the arrow keys and page up/down are in different locations. The mouse buttons are on it's side but I've never used them since tapping always gets the job done. It's a nice bonus to have 2 card readers even if 1 is sd only. The 3 cell battery is about 2 hours long but that is the same as my old laptop so no difference to me maybe others. The charger is small enough to carry with you when the need arises. I did pick up an external cdrom drive to rip my cds, yes i still like having those, but you really don't miss it if you buy mp3s online. The 120GB hard drive is large enough for many programs and files. The Atom processor is pretty fast especially compared to my old celeron. Most of us only really use our computers for photos, mp3s, web and word processing and this little computer is more than enough to handle it all and a bit more. Although not auto-cad and things like that....more info
- My Review
Easy to use. Love the size. I've already traveled with it and will never pack my laptop on the road again....more info
- great little comp
let me say i bought the acer for my daughter for her 8th birthday. it is perfect for her. great machine with good wifi. she loves it.
here is why i give 4 stars:
keyboard is tiny. it is very hard to get used to. if i had bought this for myself i would have to send it back. but it is for an 8 year old. and the keybooard size is perfect for her small hands.'
the wifi is pretty slow comparing to mine. however, comparing to anything from 5 years ago, it is quick.
besides the keyboard keys being small the configurationof the keys is different than normal. In am assuming that it is in the order it is to be able to put everything on one tiny space.
I have not ever heard this fan everyoe complains about.
this comp is completely portable.
ultra fast load up
runs on XP!
perfect for small hands
easy to use
easy to set up
Personally I could not use this simply because of the keyboard. but all other aspects are great.
this machine is perfect for kids.
- mac books are for the birds
3 usb ports
comes with xp (other models have linux)
disc-free restore is pervert fast
it's under 3 c notes
built-in mic = defunct
relatively loud w/overworked & underachieving fan (fix: google aa1 fan)
gets hot like breakers get down, but for its size you can't blame it
made in china. china? china. almost puts a hp dv6000 to shame. this cost less than half that even after a 150.00 rebate. this is the year of the acer as the recession continues to bone us....more info
- Great Value
I have had my Acer Netbook for about 2 months, and I am very pleased with it. It's very fast--minimal issues with buffering music, etc (does happen sometimes, but it's not a huge problem). The touchpad has taken some getting used to, but now it's pretty much second nature. It is a bit too easy to accidentally zoom in and out, but not a big deal to correct when that happens. The small screen size has taken a little getting used to as well. It's very lightweight and easy to take to class. The battery power seems decent to me--it is far superior to my previous laptop (which quickly became a desktop) anyway. One drawback, that I admit I didn't think of when I bought it, is the lack of a cd drive. I haven't purchased an external one yet, but I plan to. Overall, I am extremely happy with my purchase. The price is unbeatable, and I definitely recommend it for someone like me, a student on a budget. ...more info
- Exceptional Buy
The Acer Aspire One mini laptop was an exceptional bargain. Works beautifully and very compact with an excellent screen display. Setting up was quite easy. The only advice I would volunteer is that one should order the Acer with the 6 cell battery. We ordered ours with a 3 cell battery and the duration is about 1 1/2 hour if you are using it constantly. With the 6 cell battery you could operate the Acer for at least 4 hours of constant use. Would I recommend this product. Absolutely....more info
- I own XP Version-is it possible to give a ZERO!!!!!
I got an acer aspire one xp with 120 Gb for christmas. i thought it was great at first-but dont be fooled. yes-it is small, light, and portable. BUT wait. here is the list of problems i have had in in only a 1/2 year with it.
1.Crashed and lost all my data twice! (because of this i had to ship it back to the factory!)
2.Webcam is now broken-says that cam is not pluged in to the system!?!?!?!
3.Almost every time i use internet through Wi-Fi it refuses to connect to any secured router anyware! even unsecure
4.gives be Blue Screen Of Death (Google it!!) at least once a week!
5.Batt. lasts only 1.5 hours!
6.Never accepts ethernet cable that works with other computers FINE
7. Touchpad is horrible!
8.Gets BURNING HOT on the underside-left after about 45-55 min of constant use!
9. WAYYY to many pre-installed apps!
10. When i sent it back the hard drive had 120 GB. The Acer people who "fixed" it sent it back with only 105!
BOTTOM LINE-THIS THING (with xp-i havent tested linux on it) IS HORRIBLE!!
BUY A MAC FOR GOD SAKE!...more info
This is a wonderful computer and met and exceeded my needs. I needed a small and portable laptop and this is the one. No real complaints except it is a little slow on the interenet, other than that.....outstanding and the price is right! I would recommend this to the on the go person....more info
- Not to bad, if you are a kid
Not enough memory and /or software. Could
not activate built in camera??? Didn't recognize
my HP wireless printer. Screen to small, only one
display resolution. No sound out; and Firefox
kept tying to hog the computer, before I even
had wireless internet set up.
Very simple icons, no guts to speak of. What
you get is a bare bone computer that will do
an ok job on the move, quick email checker
and other apps.
Lettering for icons a to small for me, hard
to read. But, nice lay out and keypad not to
bad. Mouse pad really sensitive. Bright display.
For the price, a good deal, if you want something
small and easy to use. ...more info
- Tiny puter
This netbook is great. Tiny and lightweight (2 pounds) for college students to carry without breaking your back or budget. This puppy is fast from on button (8 seconds). It is lil top heavy, so when working from comfort of bed, (as if), it can be a little wobbly. It's durable cause it slid off my lap twice while 'napping' and it worked great. The Linux system takes sum gettin use too, but it's easy. Suggest upgrading Ram to 2g if bought smaller (and you can do it yourself, CNET.com) and purchase a memory card (I bought 8g) and external hard (usb) for the big stuff. The screen is crystal clear and bright lcd (better than my Toshiba). Netbook garners great attention in public places so prepare urself to be talked to death (o and put DL# on bottom, jus incase). Outside Dull? by appliqu¨¦s. Can peel off easy w/o damage. Internal Wifi can catch any bubble. It's easiness and size makes it addictive, so put band aides on index finger! I learned the hard way.
O, and be prepared for your kids to be jealous, so buy 2. then you don't have to share. Happy surfing 8)...more info
- Acer is an Ace
Acer Aspire One 8.9-inch Mini Laptop (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1.0 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, XP Home) Blue
I bought this product as a Christmas present to myself for use when I travel to check e-mails and play games. But it has so many other features. I selected the white one because I like a white keyboard. It is so pretty and sleek. I tried it out on a recent trip to New York. It slipped into my tote bag and it fit nicely on the tray on the plane and plugged it in at the airport. I plugged in the earphones so that I wouldn't disturb other passengers. Also, I bought a mini mouse which I use at home.
I am really looking forward to taking my mini laptop with me on a cruise to northern Europe in June. It will be so convenient to be able to use e-mail in my cabin and not have to fumble with pay phones in foreign countries.
I love this mini laptop!
Theresa, New Orleans, LA...more info
- Good Product, not good price
I have to admit, this little guy did everything it was supposed to... I bought the white model, 3 cell with XP and it included the 8g sdhc card already in it (I love the feature where it combines the two sources to 16g) Solid state is great, can't wait till it's as fast as a spinning disc (all that wasted energy).
Speaking of waste, Amazon, check the market. I picked mine up with the additional 8g of storage, and 1gig Ram installed for only 249$. Shop around, it's worth buying but don't pay more than double what the market is offering!...more info
- Great little computer!
This computer is totally worth the price. Have it attached to a larger monitor for work, but the size of the computer makes it really portable....more info
- a question re. hard drive.
I bought a new acer AOA150-1570 from staples abought 3 weeks ago and am delighted with it.I paid $349.+the salesman convinced me to buy extended 2year warrantee$24!..I decided to buy one in White for my 14 year old daughter for xmas and searched for one at the best price.I expect delivery in a couple of days from C.D.W.where it cost $299 + ship and insure $35.
Now I am panicking as I realise that this new item is described to only have 8 gigs of hard drive!Am I stuck with a problem with such a small H.D.
Thanks for any info.J.K....more info
- A very well made Netbook
The Aspire One is very well made and worked flawlessly right out of the box. The small size and weight make this netbook a joy to carry. The keyboard takes a little time to get used to but I have no problems typing. The battery in my book is a 3 cell and will power the computer for approximately two and one half hours. Windows XP is loaded and I for one prefer this system over Vista. It starts fast and the wireless catches signal instantly. I can't stress enough how well made this netbook is made. I bought one for my daughter for Christmas and every one at my work who has seen the Aspire, wants one too! If you can get by without a disk player, I can't imagine a better computer than this....more info
- The Acer Aspire One is a great machine--it's Linpus Linux I have a problem with
I had written a review earlier that I think was a little unfair, so I've deleted that one to start over. Overall the machine is very impressive. Very sleek design. The keyboard felt only slightly smaller than my full size laptop and did not give me a problem while typing.
I work on a Windows environment all day and I did not believe I could ever get used to the Linux operating system. It had some limitations, but I think the main thing with me is that I'm so used to working with Windows. I returned the Acer to get an ASUS Eee pc, 9-inch. The ASUS keyboard feels SO much smaller...what a letdown after typing on the Acer and knowing the difference. Overall, though, the ASUS looks more sturdy. The Acer screen is glossy/shiny compared to the ASUS which has more of a matte look. They're both very good machines. My advice would be that if you're used to working with a Windows operating system that you pay a few dollars more and get that. As for Acer versus ASUS, that is a toss up. The battery life would be longer with the ASUS, but the Acer has a more user-friendly keyboard. The touchpad on the ASUS is better. This is all my opinion. Take it for what it's worth....more info
- Good for your basic computing activities
This is a good choice for those who are in the market for a good, basic, and cheap Laptop. I highly recommend this Laptop for websurfing, and all your Office applications. If you want more than that you will be disappointed. Keep in mind that this is a single core low energy Intel processor. As for the hard drive and RAM they put plenty in this small case so that helps the overall performance.
The exterior looks nice and shiny. Keyboard is not that small, Unfortunately the display is kind of small, I think they wasted too much space in the frame.
Battery life is very good, I get 3 to 4 hours on normal settings.
I purchase two of this Laptops one for me and one for my niece. She's 12YO and she use it for school as a replacement for her paper notebook. She's very please with this little thing. I use mine as a traveler replacement for my new HP DV51010US compare to that the Acer is no more than a toy, but is much lighter and the battery life is way better too. So I rather carry this around when I'm away....more info
- Acer Aspire
Awesome value for a PC. Check out bigger batteries for longer operating time. Not a value for a stand alone since it has no CD/DVD capability, but if you already have a desk- top version and just want a handy portable, this is a great value....more info
- Very Good
I purchased an Acer Aspire One (Sapphire Blue) a few days ago.
It is working fine .The webcam is okay too, and the display
is just surprising
With 1GB of Ram and a 160 GB Hard Drive it has adequate speed
and storage space.
I upgraded to Windows Media player 11 with no problems at all.
My only problem is that I purchased the 3 cell battery version
and the battery lasts only 2 to 3 hours.
I should heeded advice of other reviewers
I am considering acquiring a 6 cell or 9 cell replacement
- My sister doesn't even need my tech support anymore...
I purchased this laptop for my sister who is your average computer user - she knows her way around Windows well enough and being in her twenties has grown up with computers. This doesn't stop her from calling me whenever she has a computer issue though, so when she was looking to replace her laptop she got me in on the discussion.
I was a little worried when she decided she liked the cost-savings associated with the linux-based netbook - I figured I'd end up helping her fix a bunch of problems with it when she couldn't figure out any of the stuff associated.
Surprisingly though, she arrived at my house before I did and had the laptop already hooked up and working when I got home to help her set it up - apparently it's pretty easy to get going right out of the box.
She poked around it a bit and ended up showing me how the interface was set up instead of the other way around. I gave her the password for my wireless network and she was online with it in no time.
Since then (three months and counting) I have not had her call or email me with a single question and I know she uses it on a daily basis. She teaches classes at a community college and she uses the powerpoint equivalent that is loaded on the machine for visual aides, and she writes up lectures and notes in the word equivalent.
Of course like everyone else I was very impressed with the look and feel of the laptop, as well as the size. This is truly a portable machine.
Some people may not like the lack of storage (though I've seen plenty of people buy a full-sized machine with a 160+ GB hard drive and only utilize 4 GB anyway...) or the fact that you are not able to install your normal Windows applications, but if these aren't a problem for you this is a great little netbook....more info
- Acer Aspire is a joke.
Acer Aspire is a joke. Not enough it touts Windows XP while peddling Vista, it simply does not work. $350 down the drain. Thank Amazon....more info
- It is what it is
My husband and I had been eyeing this little jewel at Walmart for awhile until he finally decided to go for it. He travels extensively and was tired of the weight of a standard laptop. The plan was that he'd test it for 15 days (Walmart's return policy), and if all went well, I'd get one as well. I travel too, and we both wanted to be able to take advantage of the webcam feature.
He loaded all of his resource-intensive programs (CAD), including programs that allow him to talk to other machines on his job. They all worked beautifully! We tested the webcam. He hooked up an external CD/DVD drive for loading programs. There were no problems. YouTube videos looked and sounded great. We were sold, and then I got one too. His is blue, mine is white. I love the pearl white finish, although color was not an issue with me.
I rated the Aspire One a 5 star because I feel that for the price, the assets of this netbook outweigh the drawbacks. As I said in the title, it is what it is.
Weight and size are just great.
Display resolution is excellent. I got a warning message upon installing Google Earth regarding the display resolution, but I can't see any problems at all with Street View.
The keyboard is just fine for me. My husband says it's no problem for him either.
There are no problems with fan noise.
Battery power, but it does last 2.5 hours. Keep in mind, this is the less expensive 3-cell.
The mouse pad is too sensitive for me, but I use a wireless Microsoft mouse that plugs right into the side USB port.
We use Skype for webcamming. It's a bit slow and pixelated at times (which could be our connection too) but it's nothing that would keep me from using it.
We've read the reviews for all of the netbooks and looked at others and overall, I think that the Acer Aspire One gives us the best bang for our buck! We are both thrilled with it....more info
- Amazing Investment!
I received my white Acer Aspire One (XP Home edition, 1GB RAM, 120GB) about three months ago. I got it as a Christmas/Birthday present for myself for $[...]. The first thing I would like to mention is the look of this little guy. The white is stunning and definitely hides the fingerprints very well unlike the other available colors. The Acer Aspire One is very light and is very portable. My primary reason for getting the Aspire is to use it for graduate school. After 3 years of ownership, I found my 13", 4lb, Fujitsu a little too heavy to lug around, considering my less-than-5-feet frame. The Aspire is light and it fits inside my school bag easily.
The 3-cell battery lasts me about 2 1/2 hours inside the classroom, while taking notes. If there are other applications open, the battery life will obviously be less than that. The 6-cell version will definitely last longer, but for me personally, the extra weight was not worth it. Besides, I didn't really like the look of the Aspire with the 6-cell battery sticking out a little bit in the back.
I was one of the lucky ones to receive a 160gb hard drive with the 120gb model. Don't ask me how that happened. For more information on this, you can go to: http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=11333&p=72410&hilit=160gb#p72307
Contrary to what many people have experienced, my fan is quiet and is not causing me any issues. I did notice, however that the unit will heat up every once in a while. The keyboard is also not an issue for me, since I have small hands. The touchpad, however, is a little hard to get used to. Scrolling through web pages and documents is fairly easy and adjusting the screen size is also very easy.
The only downfall that I really see in this unit is the lack of recovery disks. I do know that some people were able to ask Acer for free copies. However, I think they stopped doing that. If you want more information on this issue, you can search for it in the Aspire forum noted above.
Overall, the unit is fantastic and is worth every penny. I wanted a unit that was functional and light to bring to graduate school for note-taking, presentations, and web search and the Aspire definitely performs all of these exceptionally. For its price, it is definitely a good investment, especially during hard economic times like today. I wouldn't really recommend the Aspire as a primary work station as it is limited in some functions. It would be a great back-up or secondary station, though. The Aspire is a really great machine that suits my needs, but my needs are obviously different from yours. So, in closing, I say do your homework and do some extensive research before buying. The Aspire may be perfect for me, but it is not for everybody! =)
- Excellent - But With Some Small Problems
I got mine for [...] w/free s&h from Amazon.com. This makes it a great buy for what the Aspire One can do. However, there are some small problems:
1. In white, it's too pretty. Using mine in a Hot Spot Cafe makes me look like an old gay guy.
2. The keyboard is too small for me to touch type.
3. The Touchpad is too difficult for me to efficiently control the pointer.
4. After downloading all the upgrades and patches, etc., I was left with only 3.6GB of hard drive.
Okay, now I will tell you how I overcame these problems:
1. I ignore the first problem. I'm 70. Why should I care.
2. I type slower and more carefully to solve the 2nd problem. Actually, I do most of my real work at home on a standard keyboard. In a Hot Spot I am either shopping at nearby Sears or Circuit City and Goggling for competitive prices on line, or I'm using the Aspire One to read email or entertain myself or others.
3. To solve the pointer problem I downloaded the driver for my Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse for Notebooks. The download for Apple computers works fine. Downloading from a Hot Spot is much faster than downloading on my desktop computer - which is connected via 56K modem. I live close to a Hot Spot so I can use their unsecured Internet connection for free. Private files are kept only on my desktop computer.
4. I purchased the 8GB HDHC memory module to solve the HD shortcomings. Installation requires only plugging it in and updating the BIOS - both of which are simple. This gives all the memory I need, but a 16GB HDMC is also available. And with no private information on the hard drive, I can go on line without any special security programs which take up space and slow processing while on the Internet. I can just use the recovery disk if files on the hard drive are corrupted by a virus or whatever.
All the features and programs have been very well thought out for popular use. It is lite and can go anywhere. It uses very little electricity so it doesn't get very hot - like my full size laptop does. The Operating System, Linux, is very simple and almost completely intuitive to use. THIS IS A VERY USEFUL LITTLE COMPUTER AT A VERY LOW PRICE. In fact, if I didn't have very large photo, music, and so many other files, it would be my favorite. ...more info