Acer Aspire One AOA150-1553 8.9-Inch Onyx Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery
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Product Description

Weighing in at just over 2 and 3/4 pounds, the Aspire one Mobile Internet device is the ideal traveling companion that lets you take the Internet on the road. 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) 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, and 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 - 2.78 Pounds

A great choice for students as well as business travelers who like to travel light, this affordable ultra-lightweight Acer Aspire One (AOA150-1553) 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 onyx black 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.

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 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.

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. 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 (AOA150-1553; LU.S410B.067), 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.

  • Full-function laptop in onyx black with 8.9-inch display, integrated webcam, and 6-cell battery with up to 5.5-hours of use
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 160 GB hard disk drive, 1 GB RAM (2 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, Mouse included

Customer Reviews:

  • 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
  • Great netbook!
    Got this for my wife who is a writer but doesn't like lugging around her standard laptop on short trips. Perfect! She loves it and is not bothered at all by the small screen (which is a lot larger than my first TV in 1949). It has some limitation on program size which is understandable but overall does everything that is asked of it...reliable on our wireless network and so far (after 4 weeks or so) has never crashed. Stick to Office 2003 which works perfectly with XP. I've heard Excel can hang but she doesn't use it. And be sure to get the 6 cell battery if you really want full mobility.

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  • exactly what it claimed to be
    This little lap top does what it claims - great for working online, viewing area is adjustable for ease of navigating websites, laptop is light and portable, fits in my purse. super for travelling. functionality with Office 2007 is good, I generally only have one or two documents/spreadsheets open at a time. keyboard takes some getting used to, but fits on an airline meal-tray. Storage with SD card works great for phots and documents. Battery (6 cell) exceeds 6 hours of use with wireless connected. Exactly what hoped for!...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
  • 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
  • Small factor, good bye
    Good product, overall build is good and convenient. Got it for my friend who wanted to gift his wife. He liked this netbook...more info
  • Nice laptop at a very good price
    I bought this laptop for a friend, but is a great laptop for mobile business or students. fact I'll buy another one....more info
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Great little netbook
    This 8.9 in netbook is terrific. All the benefits of a large laptop in a smaller size.
    Lightweight, easy to carry & easy to adjust to.
    I highly recommend it....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
  • 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
  • One fast little PC
    This thing is great its easy to use, lite, great performance for a mini laptop....more info
  • this netbook is really great
    This review is written based on price vs features of the Acer Aspire 1 Netbook. I did a lot of searching before purchasing this unit. It of course came with the Intel Atom processor, webcam, wireless, 2 sd card readers and 3 usb ports. Also an external monitor port, LAN, and mic/headphones jacks. It also has a small switch in the front right side edge for disabling the wireless connection. This is standard on this model. What is not standard is the type of harddrive and its size and the amount of ram in each of them. Also battery capacity is different unit to unit. I received The 6 cell battery with 1 gb ram and 160 gb HD. All that and free shipping (I opted for overnight shipping instead) The price from Amazon was $288.00 for the unit plus the overnight ship charges. This is a very good value in my opinion. ...more info
  • Excellent netbook. Can't wait to mod it!
    I waited a long time to get on the netbook wagon. But after lots of research, I kept coming back to the Acer Aspire One. The only thing that was holding me back was no onboard bluetooth, but they have super small ones at zengadgets-dot-com and it works great.

    I've seen there are a lot of mods for the AAO as well... Touchscreen, upgraded ram, even an internal bluetooth mod. So there is lots of potential to improve this already great machine.

    Definitely would recommend this one. Of all my research, it sits at the top of the 8.9" class....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 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.


    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.

    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
  • 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
  • Great little computer.
    This computer is everything it claims to be, and I love it for these reasons. It is close to the size of a half-sheet of paper. It is very light wieght. The battery life easily hits 5.5 hours. The built-in web cam is great for video conferencing via skype. It easily picks up and connects to wireless signals. It also comes with a small USB mouse, which is not listed among the specifications.

    With that said, it is too small for desktop publishing or anything that would require a large monitor. It's too small to use as an all-day typing/data entry computer. It's great for watching movies on an airplane, but too small for watching movies across a room. I have not tried to run any high-end games on it, but I doubt that this computer was built for gaming.

    In short, for portability this computer can't be beat. For heavy computing, you'll still want a desktop system....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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Acer Aspire One AOA150-1553 8.9-Inch Onyx Black Netbook - 6 Cell Battery (Purchased on 04/02/2009)
    Great purchase. Very useful while waiting in doctors' offices and elsewhere. Extremely good value purchase from; shipping was faster than expected. Only con so far, for my 75 year old eyes the font is a little small....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
  • Great little laptop, check for parts failures, though
    Those of you who are considering a netbook you already know what it is. Acer, Dell, Lenovo, Winbook, and a couple of other companies have jumped into this new hot market. Considering how easy it is to transport and how functional it is I can see why.
    For netbooks, this one is great. It has the largest keyboard of the different versions and is very easy to type on. However, my black netbook has a very hard to push backspace button, but I'm hesitant to send it in becuase it usually takes three to four weeks for Acer's repair depot to return your laptop.
    The screen is very bright and clear. For those of you who find that the resolution is too low and you can't get all the text on the screen, here's a tip: hook up an external monitor and restart the laptop. While the laptop has an external monitor active, you cand adjust BOTH monitor resolutions to higher thus more data displayed. Once you've increased the resolution remove the external monitor and you'll permanently have more real estate on your screen.
    About performance. I don't understand it. I have a high powered 1,500 computer at work with a 22" monitor and that computer running Vista Ultimate Business takes four minutes to load! This little laptop that I'm using to write the review takes about one minute to load Windows XP then connect to the wireless network!? I do notice a difference when having multiple windows open. There's a lag in performance and pages lag while scrolling.
    I have an activated Office 2007 for Home on this laptop and I can load spreadsheets, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations. Although it's not really fast, it does function and I've actually sent spreadsheets and documents to staff at work while on vacation via free airport wireless connections.
    The little guy comes with considerable bloateware and you have to uninstall it. I removed the Norton Antivirus which costs 60 a year and installed Avast which is free. I noticed better performance and haven't gotten a virus in years.
    The battery life on this is outstanding. I can couch potato through a movie and two TLC What Not To Wear episodes my wife watches and still have an hour or two left of computing time. I always turn down the display brightness to the lowest level because the screen is inherently bright and sharp by nature, you'll find the lowest level easy to read.
    Light? You bet. The office supply catalog at work is bigger and heavier.
    All in all a great value. If there are any technical issues make sure to get the laptop back to Amazon or the store within the first 30 days. Amazon has the greatest support of all the online stores, and living in Alaska we buy as much as we can from them since we live remotely.
    My wife has a pink version, I have a black one, and I have a spare white one with a 3 cell battery that's waiting to be given to a granddaughter as a gift. That's one last item. Make sure you get the one with six cell battery, the 3 cell battery lasts a skimpy 90 minutes.
    Great product, recommended if bought from Amazon....more info