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Acer Aspire One AOA110-1588 8.9-Inch Sapphire Netbook - 3 Cell Battery
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Product Description

This is more than a notebook. It's a Netbook and it's so convenient that you'll never want to be without it. Ever wanted to browse the Internet while sitting in the park, or shopping, or simply traveling? Instead of squinting at your cell phone's screen, enjoy a bright (nearly) 9-inch screen. Acer Aspire One is a like a full-fledged notebook computer but it's smaller, lighter, really easy to have with you all the time. With 802.11g wireless WiFi built-in, you're ready to connect to the web where there's a hotspot. 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. That Sapphire Blue body is also really attractive. The Acer Aspire One - an incredibly small notebook you'' love to use. It's ready for your purse, your briefcase, or handbag.
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, 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. Sufficient storage that's easy to upgrade, just pop in the 8GB SD card included in the box. 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

A great choice for students, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (AOA110-1588) weighs just over 2 pounds and includes the familiar Windows XP operating system and 16 GB of storage--an 8 GB internal NAND flash memory drive and an included 8 GB SDHC memory card. It has a vibrant 8.9-inch CrystalBrite WSVGA LED backlit display, integrated webcam for easy video chatting, and Intel's latest mobile processor--the Atom. Offering a cool sapphire 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.

A great choice for students, it comes with Windows XP Home, 16 GB of total storage, and a 3-cell battery for up to 2.5 hours of battery life.

Weighing just 2.17 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you.
Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry, which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors to conserve energy and gives you more time away from the wall outlet--up to 2.5 hours with the included 3-cell battery. Other features include 1 GB of installed RAM (1.5 GB maximum), 54g Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), multi-format memory card reader, multiple USB ports, and built-in email, web browsing, and digital media applications.

It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop.

The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

This version of the Aspire One comes with 8 GB of NAND flash memory solid-state drive (SSD), which is adequate for students and those who want to use the laptop primarily as an email and web surfing device. Faster and more reliable, flash memory provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications while improving battery life. Flash memory is also more reliable than hard disk memory, mainly because there are no moving parts. Since data is written to stationary flash memory instead of a spinning hard disk, you have less risk of hardware problems with the hard disk when you're on the move. It's an ideal feature for a travel notebook where knocks and sudden movements are par for the course.

In addition, this Aspire One comes with an 8 GB Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) memory card--great for storing digital media. The Asprire One has one dedicated SD memory card slot for the included SDHC card as well as a second multi-in-one card reader that's compatible with five different types of memory cards--Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card--for maximum flexibility. The additional SD card slot seamlessly integrates with the internal NAND flash module as an added storage device. The ability to have both a multi-in-1 card reader and a SD card reader at the same time allows you to download photos from the multi-in-1 to share with others and store to the SD card as an internal storage device simultaneously.

The 1 GB of installed RAM (512 MB onboard memory and one 512 MB DIMM, 533 MHz) can be expanded to a maximum of 1.5 GB of RAM,

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.

This Acer Aspire One notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that's compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks and offers Acer's SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency. This notebook provides the following connections:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • Secure Digital (SD) card reader, also compatible with MultiMedia cards (MMCs)
  • Multi-in-one card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection
  • 56K modem port (V.90)

Screen, Video and Audio
The 8.9-inch screen has a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) and support for up a 262K color depth. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses shared video memory with the main memory. Acer's CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments.

This notebook includes an integrated audio card with Microsoft DirectSound compatibility, and it includes two stereo speakers.

What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One notebook PC (AOA110-1588; LU.S030B.043), rechargeable 3-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase.

  • Full-function laptop in sapphire blue with 8.9-inch display, integrated webcam, and 3-cell battery with up to 2.5-hours of use
  • 16 GB total storage (8 GB NAND Drive, 8 GB SD card), 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB max)
  • 54g Wi-Fi LAN (802.11b/g); 10/100 Ethernet; Intel GMA 950 graphics
  • Connectivity: 3 USB, 1 headphone, 1 microphone, Secure Digital slot, multi-format memory card slot, VGA monitor output
  • Pre-installed with Windows XP Home operating system

Customer Reviews:

  • so cute! and affordable....
    So my laptop got into a horrible accident with a drink, which it actually survived really well except for the loss of some key buttons such as R, T, and Y and 2,3, and 4. Seeing as basically most words rely on these letters, I was screwed! I was starting to think of getting a new laptop anyway but after taxtime, not before. So when I saw this cutie with the awesome lil price tag of under $240 I was so happy, because I didn't want to spend on a laptop yet. I only need some internet and email and such so it was perfect to me as an interim device.

    First off it is very attractive, even though it collects figerprints like crazy. I have little hands and the keyboard is perfect for me. I got a mouse instead of using the touchpad so no problems there (I never like using the touchpad on any laptop). It is a little on the slower side with a lot of clicking that goes on while it is loading pages but I am glad to have XP. Battery life is a probable non issue since I am not a traveler but it is nice that it is small enough and portable so if I want to be a cafe/McD's cyber person, I could.

    I think the netbook is a good thing. I will probably even give this one to the destructo kid once I get my new laptop; it is perfect for what you would want a kid to use it for, school, email and such, with an external drive (which are not too expensive either) for his learning CDs. For the price if he broke it I would be less likely to try to send him to Siberia. But it actually seems sturdy enough for him to use and not cheap at all.

    On the other hand I am getting kinda attached to it, and for the price, I could even get him his own. Overall I am very pleased. It does what it is supposed to do, for $240 it is a serious bargain! ...more info
  • Great netbook for what I do
    The Acer Aspire One does what I need it to do - I check my email, read the newspaper online, google while watching tv. Nothing fancy. The keyboard is a little tight but it works well with practice. I see this netbook as a replacement for my Blackberry web service - larger screen and more functionality. ...more info
  • Too many hiccups...why?
    I REALLY REALLY wanted to fall in love with this laptop. It seems like a great get the integrated webcam and microphone, as well as a network card. But for some reason this pathetic little machine can't even surf the internet smoothly! I removed all the crapware that came with the system, and in doing so cleared almost HALF of the 8gb ssd. (I sure don't need a trial of Office 2007. I also replaced McAfee's crap with AVG and Adobe with Fox-it, which is much smaller and faster.) I also upgraded to 1.5 gb of ram. Still, I cannot even surf the web without long wait times! Often I cannot even scroll down a webpage without having to wait for things to "catch up" so I can keep scrolling!

    I want so badly to give this thing a better review. The keyboard is small and a tad cramped, but I got used to it. The touchpad is very, very sensitive as everyone says, but purchase yourself a netbook mouse for 4.99 and that solves that problem. But the slow, slow performance is simply unacceptable. I kept hearing so much about this ssd, and I guess I like the increased battery life and cool system, but I would have gotten the larger hard drive if I knew I couldn't even scroll down a page. Even deleting emails from my outlook inbox seemed too much for the system at one point! I only had 1.5 gb of ram on my desktop, as loaded down as that machine is, and never, ever have to wait like this! (Sometimes 20 seconds or more...if I wasn't sure I had cable internet, I'd sometimes think I had dial-up.) I can't upgrade further, and I shouldn't have to just to surf the web. This SSD was supposed to be lightning fast, with no moving parts, blah, blah, blah...but I'm not seeing it at all.

    Also, don't buy anything from J&R...they don't even know about computers. They told me TWICE that the system wasn't upgradeable, so they didn't honor the deal for the memory upgrade and I had to do it myself. It IS upgradeable, and Acer even advertises this fact!

    Spend a little more and get the more expensive model with the regular hard drive...can't be worse than this. ...more info
  • Little laptop goes a long way
    Perfect for my teenage daughter. Portable enough for chats and playing games, yet can plug into a large monitor for homework. The best part is that I now have my own laptop back!...more info
  • Aspire

    I'm a Mac, but I've been impressed with this little guy--who seems to be able to do most of the same work as my former PC's. For the price, for the portability, and for the little-fingered people, it's good machine. ...more info
  • Not a bad deal for a few hundred bucks!
    I Purchased this model with a 8GB solid state drive and expandable 8GB SD Card. Aside from random odd pausing that I assume is caused due to windows not working well with the solid state drive, I must admit this netbook is pretty awesome. It can it even run office and other desktop programs pretty well. I mostly use it for internet at home and work and it is perfect for that. The touchpad is a little small and uncomfortable but its nothing an external usb mouse cant fix. The screen is very crisp and clear and I often use this little thing to watch netflix movies online when i'm board at work and sometimes in my backyard at home. I love that there are no moving parts since the Hard drive is Solid State, the netbook is very quiet and never gets to hot compared to other laptops.
    All in all this netbook was worth every penny of the $238 i paid for it and was even a better deal since I didnt have to pay extra taxes on it. I recommend this netbook for anyone who isnt trying to use it as their only pc....more info
  • This is a very fun little computer
    We all know this fits into a specific classification of laptops, called netbooks. It is not a screamingly fast, tremendously capable computer that can acquire and plot the orbits of Earth-like planets in other solar systems. But...for what it is it's surprisingly useful and fun to have.

    I bought this Aspire One version about three months ago (and I see the price has dropped significantly since then, making it an even better deal). I purchased it primarily to take on business trips, with the idea that it could be used to watch videos on the plane or the hotel room. I wanted wi-fi capability as well.

    It works great at all of those functions. It also works fine to take notes and draft letters for printing when I get back to the office.

    The performance on wi-fi at the Sacramento Intergalactic Airport was a bit slow, not as fast as I'd like, but perhaps that's due to the internet speed. We have mule-driven internet nodes out here in fly-over country, so maybe that's the reason it's slow. At the hotel, the wi-fi seemed quite adequate and even a bit faster.

    Video quality was quite good. I watched a video that I somehow acquired on a usb flash drive, and I was impressed with the quality. It has a headphone jack which is necessary (with good headphones) on the plane, since it's so darned noisy.

    The size is great. I just drop it into my carrying case along with everything else (I bought an after-market protective sleeve).

    Altogether, a winner. Recommended, especially at the prices they are charging now. How can you go wrong?...more info
  • great second computer
    I bought mine about a month ago and it is a really great little computer. The wireless card is really strong and solidly picks up signals the toshiba I had previously never even detected. I would not recommend it as a household's only computer, unless you do not use a lot of equipment that requires software. The memory space is not huge, but it works pretty well. The webcam takes awesome quality pictures, I use it to take QC pictures for work. The keyboard is fine for smaller hands, and does not take long to get used to. If you have large hands (big guy) I would recommend using the HP netbook, but the keyboard is much nicer than the ASUS. All things said it is a fun and functional little machine, but be advised on what you are buying before you buy it. Best of luck in your hunt for a computer........more info
  • Apple, please come up with a good Quicken Home & Business
    I purchased this little thing exclusively for working with Quicken Home & Business since Intuit does not create a version for the Mac. I switched to Mac long ago after high blood pressure, and many cursing fits.

    Here's a good everyday snap shot of how this thing works: turn on Acer Aspire. Go downstairs, clean up kitchen counter, pour a bowl of cereal, eat bowl of cereal, head back upstairs, (computer is still loading), turn on my 5-year old PowerMac, sign in, start Mail, start Firefox, check all 3 email accounts, reply to a few, use men's room, check Craigslist for bargains, (computer is still loading up) write review on Amazon, close crashing IE 7 on PC because I started too soon before every anti-virus, anti-spam, anti-somebodyjustshootme piece of software loaded, so now I've got to shut down and try again.

    There ya go. That's exactly how this thing works for me. Now go get you one! You'll love PC's as much as I do! ...more info
  • Good value, great size
    As other reviews have said, the initial setup process is SLOW. Be patient, and put the laptop aside until it is done. Once the install was done, then the ubiquitous Windows Updates (28 in all for me), take their pound of flesh, er, time. Once it finally is ready for you, it boots and runs reasonably well. After a few days of use, I removed the McAfee antivirus 60 day trial that was included with the PC and installed Avast! free antivirus instead. Response is noticeably quicker with this lightweight antivirus compared to the bloated McAfee.

    Overall, the laptop is great value and very convenient size. Performance is about what you would expect with such a slow processor, but it's quite useful for web browsing (I use Firefox) and lightweight word processing. It wouldn't suit many people as their only PC, but for those trips when you want to pack lightly, or a day on the road or at a remote office, it's great. The 16 Gbytes of memory in the hard-drive-free version doesn't sound like much, but the installed applications take much less than half of this, so it's pretty reasonable unless you want to load a huge Itunes library or lots of videos.

    For it's intended application as a super-portable web browser, it's a perfect fit.

    ...more info
  • great value for the price. great portability and ease of use
    I have tried a few of the mini netbook size and this one is worth looking at. I paid around $270-290 but there are some at an even better price. And if you choose the product coming straight from Amazon, you can get free 2-day shipping as a Prime member. If you do a lot of online shopping, shipping adds up fast so I do the research and watch for price reductions. These netbooks are small but very usable if adapting to a small laptop keyboard is an issue. They have the latest Windows that you or your kids are used to using and pay a tiny bit more for a color or get a personalized skin for a plain white or black unit. It is a good way to go without feeling like you have lost money as soon as you drive it off the lot. It might not be a perfect fit for gaming but regular internet and word processing -- especially with wireless on a DSL or better connection is easy and worry free. checking email while the family watches tv, etc -- or researching online.

    And I actually have bought two from other than Amazon direct and I have paid shipping but those guys ship fast also and I have had good service with the alternatives. I have gotten one for my mom and one in PINK for a friend to give to her daughter and I'm happy with all purchases....more info
  • Verrrrrrrrry slooooow
    I purchased this laptop from Amazon. It came out of the box pretty but so slow. I thought if I used it a while it might speed up or something. No such luck. You could start a fire and use smoke signals and get faster results. It also came with very little information or instructions and since this is my first laptop I really needed some instructions and don't count on the Acer web site for help either. They are slower than the stuff they make.

    Obviously I'm not using it to write this review.

    Don't buy it....more info
  • cool and compact
    this is the second aspire one netbook i have purchaed.the first was the linux version.i bought that as a birthday gift.this one i just bought is the windows version.i got this one for myself.i stuck with the acer for my second purchase because i got used to the feel of the first one.i looked at other netbooks but liked the look and feel of the acer better.i chose the solid state drive.less storage but also less money.i dont need a large capacity computer.i also hope no moving parts means better reliabilty.the windows version does take alot longer to boot-up.i have other computers and am used to it.i also orderd a wireless mouse to go with my is a microsoft model.its chocolate brown color is a good match for my copper netbook.i also like it better than a touchpad.the mouse works very well with this netbook.battery life is the same as other three-cell netbooks 2.5-3.0hrs. if you like small portable devices you may like this one....more info
  • Great Value
    I think this little laptop is a great value and worth the price. When you can't afford all the bells and whistles and you just need something to do the basics, this is the way to go.

    I purchased this Acer Netbook when my husband and I separated. We split the computers and my only other computer's screen was going out. I didn't have much money and I have two high school students that needed word processing and internet capability.

    We use jump drives to save music, files, and other important stuff so the memory doesn't get overloaded with garbage, this keeps it running quickly.

    I wouldn't recommend this for people who have trouble seeing small screens or who have big hands. The keyboard is compact, and though it is not a problem for most people, if you have big hands or fingers, it might be hard for you to type without discomfort.

    I also miss not having a CD/DVD drive in the computer, but you can always buy an external if you want one. Most software can be downloaded off the internet, like drivers for the printer, so you don't HAVE to have the CD/DVD drive. [...]

    If you want a Ferrari this is not the computer for you---but if a well maintained Toyota will do, this will definitely work for you....more info
  • satisfied with its light weight
    the description is true. However, remember it;s 1GB, which means it can be slower than expected and doesn't allow you save much in the PC....more info
  • I love this
    This little net book has amazing specs and is cheap price. It comes with xp home, and is perfect for surfing the web, or just a school project. You can pretty much do anything that a regular laptop can do an maybe even more. I have been trying to buy this little computer for quite a while now. So i will not really say anything bad about this (even though i believe that it is perfect). Everyday I have been watching youtube videos about the net book, but now i can finally use it. I would say that you should go with sapphire blue because it is nice and glossy and nicer looking. I would defiantly recommend this to a friend (depending on which one because some of them would rather have a larger screen (which is why he rated it 7 out of 10 while i would rate it 9 and a half out of 10). YAY for this little laptop/net book....more info
  • awesome computer
    this is a good computer if your traveling or for home use. myself im in the army and i do alot of traveling, and this is my 3 computer, but its very compatible and it works for me. ...more info
  • Great Netbook
    Great Netbook for the price....easy to take on vacation if you need to keep in touch....more info
  • perfect size
    I like the notebook, and wanted something small. Didn't realize that I needed to purchase a modem to make it work. Did that and it works very well for my purposes....more info
  • Perfect PDA/laptop hybrid
    This does exactly what I want. I was looking for something with a full (or nearly full) sized keyboard that could function as a souped-up PDA without shelling out laptop money for extra capacity, bells and whistles that I don't need (75-90% of what I use if for is spreadsheet stuff).

    I was concerned that the 3-cell battery would hamper me, but I'm not using it for long continuous periods, so a full charge easily lasts me all day, with the computer being on standby most of the day.

    I couldn't be happier...more info