|Acer Aspire One AOD150-1669 10.1-Inch Seashell White Netbook - 6 Cell Battery
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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
- 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
- Aspire One
Everything I expected and then some. This unit is for travel. While traveling I expect to review e-mail and surf the web with wi-fi. So far so good. GREAT piece of equipment and you can't beat the price....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
- 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
Pros: Small, long battery life, enough ports for most things
Cons: Need an external mouse, ...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
- 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
After extensive research on many brands of netbooks, I chose this Acer for its 6-cell battery, size, weight, value for the $, and best of all the color! It is absolutely perfect for toting anywhere, especially to college classes which is my main reason for buying a netbook. I understand the negative reviews on the sizes of the keyboard and screen, but after all, it IS a netbook so what can one expect? The sensitive mousepad can be frustrating, but I am getting accustomed to it. For easier use for a long period of time, I just plug in a keyboard and mouse. Along with the Acer, I purchased an external disc drive which I would highly recommend. ...more info
- our little golden nugget
I recently purchased this netbook for my girlfriend, replacing the 5 year old laptop she had.
It was meant as a surprise for her, so I removed some minimal bloatware and installed some of the software she needs. It's currently set up with Firefox, OpenOffice and Itunes and runs like a gem.
This being my first experience with a netbook I was extremely surprised at the capability for the price. It does everything she would need it for, is ultra portable, and stylish to boot.
I connected the machine to our home network and now she can get all the media she wants on her little companion. We've been watching full screen movies and tv shows while on the road without any issues.
The keyboard is small at first, but as other reviewers have stated, you get used to it. I have average size hands for a man and do a lot of typing. I have done a speed test with this keyboard and was able to write 60 words per minute. The only slow down coming from finding the new placement of special characters. I'm actually currently typing this review on it.
The battery life of the 6cell battery is as advertised. On the lowest screen brightness and without wifi you could easily achieve 8 hours on it. So far we've had no problems going longer periods away from an outlet.
I would easily recommend this product to anybody looking for an ultra portable device for the basic everyday computer tasks. I purchased the ruby red version as my lady likes a splash of color. The netbook feels very solid while being light weight at the same time.
My girlfriend refers to it as her "little nugget" and has really enjoyed this purchase. I knew she would love it, but I have to admit I was also happily surprised....more info
- Light, useful, as advertised
The Acer Inspire works well. It's light and very usable. I haven't tried the webcam yet, but it will be useful when traveling for work. The only drawbacks are the lack of an optical drive (which can usually be substituted for the use of a flash drive) and the slowness of the Intel Atom processor. For whatever reason, this processor is a bit slower at times than processors of the same "speed" in laptops or desktops. This is particularly true when many applications are open or when the mini hasn't been restarted in a while. If you don't let this happen, then you will likely not even notice this drawback. I do notice it, but the pros still outweigh the cons. A good buy....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
- 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
- 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
- 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 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.
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
- 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
- Anyone who owns one of these tested the wattage with a Kill-a-Watt Meter?
If so, would you please do me a favor and report the real-world average wattage a 10.1 inch Acer Aspire 0150 pulls during typical use?
I need to know because I live on solar power and my total daily watt hours are limited to 1,100.
My current little laptop, a 2005 Averatec 3700, pulls 28 to 32 watts most of the time. I want to find a zippy netbook with at least 1.5 ghz processor that uses between 12 and 20 watts. And it needs to have a comfortable keyboard. I'm a fast touch typist and need a logical, relatively normal keyboard.
The Dell Mini 10 inch seems to fit some of the bill. I plugged a display model at Best Buy into my Kill-a-Watt and booted the computer and used Windows Media Player and had a hard time getting the computer to draw more than 14 watts and often it was drawing only 12. However, the computer was terribly sluggish. I don't want a sluggish computer. And the touchpad pointer was not responsive, even after I went into Control Panel and tweaked its settings.
Surprisingly, I can't find a single Acer 10.1 inch model locally. Have called and walked around to all the likely stores. In fact, am having a hard time finding the 8-inch ones now. They were all over before Christmas.
Did find one 8-inch screen display model at a Wal-Mart and tested it. It seemed quick and responsive. But was shocked to see it pulling 24 to 28 watts -- and occasionally higher -- during simple, routine use. Not even more than one window open.
Can't imagine that this model with a larger screen would pull less -- unless Acer has made some efficiency improvements. But I sure like the Acers and after reading close to a hundred of these reviews, was pretty convinced I was going to order one. (Until I tested the wattage of the 8-inch model. Now I'm frustrated.)
Am hoping someone out there who owns one of these also owns a Kill-a-Watt meter and will take the couple minutes to plug the Acer into it and watch the readings as they surf the web and maybe play a video. And then report here? Please?
Also, if anyone knows the difference between the 0150 and 0250 (just out as I write this), could you detail it?
My very first computer was an Acer that ran Windows 3.0, and it still runs. I was going to repplace a very obsolete Palm handheld when I came across a picture of the Aspire One. I began to investigate, and most reviewers gave it 4 to 5 stars. It is fast and compact (I carry it in my purse). I am running Office 2007, McAfee, Internet Explorer 8, and Adobe Standard 8.0. My boot time is less than 20 seconds. The screen images are crystal clear. The keyboard does take some getting use to, but its portability and other features make it worth the price. Acer also makes an accessory kit that includes an external DVD drive, optical mouse, and slip cover. ...more info