Acer - Aspire One Netbook with Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 - Blue
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Intel® Atom™ processor N270
Features a 533MHz frontside bus, 512KB cache and 1.6GHz processor speed.
1GB PC5300 DDR2 memory
For multitasking power, expandable to 2GB.
Note: Optical drive not included
Optional external DVD-ROM drive available (not included).
8.9" WSVGA widescreen display with Acer CrystalBrite technology and 1024 x 600 resolution
Showcases movies, games and other images.
120GB SATA hard drive (5400 rpm)
Offers spacious storage options and fast read/write times.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
for lush images. High-definition audio support with 2 built-in stereo speakers.
Built-in 0.3-megapixel Acer Crystal Eye webcam
Makes it easy to chat with and send video mail to family and friends.
Digital media reader
Supports Secure Digital, reduced size MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card.
3 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
For fast digital video, audio and data transfer.
Built-in high-speed InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity
Lets you wirelessly connect to the Internet.
Weighs 2.2 lbs. and measures 1.1" thin
For lightweight portability.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system preinstalled
With Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager and Adobe Reader software.
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- Acer Aspire One Netbook with Intel® Atom™ Processor N270
- Lithium-ion battery
- AC power cable
- Modem cable
- Owner's manual
- Energy Star CompatibleNo
- Processor BrandIntel®
- Type of Memory (RAM)DDR2
- Optical DriveNot included
- Direct-Disc LabelingNo
- Digital Media Reader or SlotsYes, digital media card reader
- Wireless NetworkingBuilt-in high-speed InviLink Wi-Fi connectivity (802.11b/g)
- SpeakersBuilt-in stereo
- Laptop WeightUltraportable (5.5 lbs. or less)
- Included SoftwareAcer eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager and Adobe Reader
- ENERGY STAR QualifiedNo
Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews(68 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Unbiased review.Posted .
I have owned this PC for two days, set up was a breeze, simplicity and ease as one would expect from windows xp. Fit and finish is first rate, there are absolutely NO flex and feels sturdy. Boot up fast, LED screen is crystal clear. NOW the important part, I'm 5'11 and have a not so small hand, I can type comfortably on this keyboard. The mouse pad size is adequate, but the two pad button that we are normally used to are 2 stripe on left and right side of the touch pad, now that really takes getting used to, but I solved it with VX nano mouse from logitech. NOW the 2nd important part, this laptop is not whisper quiet. Google ACER ASPIRE ONE fan noise, you will see quite a few people talk about it. The fan spins near full speed constantly as long as the laptop is on. It is not a deal breaker but it does get annoying once in a while, if your room is quiet, this fan is most likely quite audible, if you want to leave it on sleeping u might have to put it to the other end of the room, still audible, but less annoying. I'm hoping acer will release a bios update to fix it. Wild guess is its the same bios as the ones on Linux version and not optimized for xp/temperature. conclusion, at 349.99, you can NOT go wrong with this deal. I have waited for Wind, tried asus eee (sucks) and Lenovo S10 is 4 weeks wait and Lenovo just can not seem to get the spec right on their sheet. Bestbuy has this one in stock, picked it up in a heart beat. THis is not a perfect NETbook, but you are not psying 3000 dollars for a sony tz either. If u have a powerful home system and need a 2.5 pounder to take to starbucks, school to take note, this is perfect. PS: it comes with 3 cell battery, surfing net, chatting on msn, with screen at 50% brightness, last me about 2 hours... extended battery available on XXXegg.com for 85 bucks. Hope this helps anyone interested :)I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best UMPC everPosted .
I looked into getting a UMPC for the last couple of months, and I decided that I would either get a MSI Wind, or the Acer Aspire One. I could not find the MSI Wind instock anywhere, and I decided to go the the Aspire One. For the money, the Acer Aspire One is about the best UMPC out there, it is SMALL, it is cheap, and it does everything a standard laptop does, except there is no optical drive. (this is easy to overcome, as I load programs on to removable usb drives, then install them on the Aspire One. Other alternative is a USB cd/dvd drive) Mine came with XP preloaded, which for a laptop for $349 is a steal. The model I purchased had the following: 1.6ghz Atom processor 1 gb memory 120gb hd Win XP preloaded The main reason I purchased, was to use certain Linux wifi programs, and they run like a champ. Acer scored high with this model, and if they keep it up, I can easily see them knocking out the competition.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great Mini Laptop!!!!Posted .
I trully love this mini laptop omg!! I hadnt find out about this product till a few weeks ago when I seen it in the paper in Office Depot. I am huge electronic fan so I had to go out and see it myself. And than I heard the big talk about it. But what really stole me away was the color PINK that iam obsessed with and the fact that it is soo light. Oh my you know the hassle it can be to carry a big heavy laptop all around. Your shoulders and back hurt. This laptop has most features a main does but its good as a 2nd pc. But i have to admit my 2nd pc which is an acer 15.4 has been getting jealous lately because I am on this one more. You have to get this, even if you dont travel a lot, trust me you wont regret it. The speed is pretty good but not as good as dual processor. The trackpad can get annoying so look into getting a wireless usb mouse. The programs runs great, movies as well. Even though theres no cd drive with usb so popular you can always do that way. I think I used my cd drive about 2x one time to install norton and another time to watch a dvd. So its ok for me. This is great for a child getting interested in pcs, its xmas time so definitely add this to your list, people will love you for it. haha i can go on and on talking about this pc, but in overall it has sall setbacks but its great for its money and I am an owner of 4 Acer's so, its definitely a great deal!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Perfect for my usePosted .
I picked this computer up at the local Best Buy last night. It's the perfect on-the-road computer for me. This is my third laptop computer over the course of the last 13 years. Both my other laptops have been big, desktop-replacement units. I regretted it both times. I kept telling myself that the only thing I really do while on the road is check my e-mail, surf the internet, and maybe update a few websites I manage. Yet I had a 10+ pound laptop in a separate bag to lug along. I'm an airline pilot so I travel 12-15 days per month. I can't wait to start traveling with this tiny computer. I plan on slipping it into the back pocket of my roller bag so I can easily take it out while going through security. The built-in wireless will take care of my internet oonnection needs at about 1/2 the hotels we stay at. For the other half, I'll tether to my telephone via an interface between the wireless on my pda-phone and the Acer. Should be perfect. As for those who have bad things to say about this computer, I'd suggest that the potential purchaser look at what you're getting for $350. Yes, the keyboard is a little smaller, the screen is a little smaller, the battery is only 2400mAh... But you're getting built-in WiFi, a 2lb. ultra-portable, WindowsXP instead of the buggy Vista. It does everything I need and more. At this price point, if it lasts 2 years I'll be thrilled. My $2200 Gateway has been in service for 6 years. I've invested about $200 keeping it running over these years so my annual cost breaks down to about $400 per year. This little Acer is a bargain! I plan on picking up a separate home computer for all the really whiz-bang stuff. I'd like to start tinkering with video and DVD production. There's no way I want to pack a 17 inch multi-media laptop around with me. Besides, I'll have less money into 2 computers by having a desktop and this laptop... and they'll both be better suited for my actual use. Hope this helps!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Wonderful Little MachinePosted .
I purchased this wee pc at my local store when as soon as it opened Sunday morning, after seeing it priced so cheap in the Sunday newspaper ad. The display is really very sharp, although the text is very tiny for my aging eyes. Most the applications I use, have a zoom mode or enlarge text function so it's not so bad. I can touch type on this machine, the keyboard is really just right for such a small machine. 120GB hard drive sure beats a tiny SSD! And after playing with an eeePC for months, with Linux, I sure missed my Windows XP and all the apps that Wine for Linux just couldn't handle. I've used the Acer Aspire One many hours in the past 4 days and found that the battery life is about 2 hours and 20 minutes with wireless active, only a little more without wireless on. My eeePC has a much better ability to pick out weak wireless signals from the very same location than this machine, but the Acer Aspire One does keep a connection well, even if it is slow at times. It works very well closer to the wireless router. Absolutely don't like the spring loaded switch on the Acer for the wireless. I prefer a standard on/off type slide switch. The switch has a very tiny amber LED above it that blinks on and off when it hasn't found a wireless connection and it's hard to tell when the switch is on or off without staring at the light for a while, especially in bright light. Acer did not shove a lot of bloat software on this machine despite having the drive space to do so. They put a trial version of McAfee on the machine, Microsoft Works 8.5 OEM version, trial of MS Office but not a lot of other apps. When I registered the system I was given a link to download some free apps, none of which I found particularly interesting because I already had equivalent applications. There is no backup media but there is a hidden partition with restore ability. You must have to have a USB burner to make a backup disc via the included Acer erecovery software so it tells me. What can it run? Carrara 3D Express and Daz Studio run and render ok but noticeably slower than on my higher powered desktop. Google Sketchup had no problem running although I wouldn't want to tax it with heavy models. So it passed my "can it really do stuff" test easily. It has Intel video and apparently the OpenGL support is adequate for my 3d apps.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great for the price!Posted .
I have had this computer for a little longer than a day, but I have used it for about 15 hours of that time, needless to say, I like it. If you have bad eyesight this computer is not for you, or get a nice pair of glasses the 1024 x 600 resolution is great if you can see, otherwise get a good pair of glasses. For this price, you can't beat what you are getting. The 1.6 Intel Atom is a great processor, I haven't had any freezes, only a few second blips. 1GB RAM is not bad with XP and can run more than one simple application at once, though I might upgrade to 2GB if I can. The battery life is only about 2.5 hours when you are browsing the web and constantly doing things. However, since I have only had 17" laptops with only 1.25 battery life, this is an improvement for me. The simple fix, carry the insanely small power cord with you and maybe get a car power inverter (my next purchase). If you are looking for a very portable computer, this is the one. I was going to get an Asus EEE 901 which is about double the price, with a smaller keyboard. This computer won overall. By the way, I typed this entire review on the Aspire One's keyboard in under 5 minutes (most of that was me thinking what to say). After about 10 minutes of practice with this keyboard you will be fine, as long as your fingers are not to big. GREAT NETBOOK FOR THE MONEY!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Not a Netbook but a NotebookPosted .
I had checked this computer out on Saturday night when the price tag still listed it as $499. I thought there was no way it was worth that price(I had also seen the same one at CC and did not realize that the BB one had a 120gb HD and 1gb of memory, I thought the only difference was Linux vs. XP). I could get a full size notebook for that price. When I saw the sales ad on Sunday and realized that this computer had much better specs and a new price of $349 I almost fell out of my chair. I rushed right out to the BB I was at the night before that had plenty of these. Arriving about 20 minutes after the store opened I didn't think I would have much of a problem getting one. Unfortunately I was informed that several people were waiting when they opened to get the ones they had and the rest were gone shortly after. Luckily there was another store about 10 minutes away that was showing 2 in stock. I thought I was getting a limited capability "Netbook" but instead I got a great little Notebook instead. All of my normal programs run great and fast! DivX movies and videos look great and run perfectly. MS Office applications launch quickly and have no troubles. My wife has a 14.1" Sony VIAO that was over $1000 and is jealous of my Aspire One. I have seen some people complain about the fan on this unit but I can barely tell the computer is on. Also it is comfortable for me to use on my lap as the heat from this is minimal. The only con so far is the battery life seems like it will be in the range of 2-3 hours. Not too bad considering the size but not great for long periods of time spent away from outlets. Overall I would have to say this product is well worth the money spent on it. If it is as reliable as the other Acer products I have owned in the past I could see myself using this for years to come. 1 gig of RAM is plenty for me in XP and 120gb HD has tons of room for my DivX videos and mp3s.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent ValuePosted .
My wife wanted a dedicated laptop for her sewing and embroidery files, and we initially saw the ASUS Eee PC mini-laptop at Best Buy. She REALLY wanted to buy it but I had reservations about the Linux OS, 512MB RAM, and 8GB solid-state hard drive. I convinced her that it would be best to wait until the mini-laptops came out with Windows XP so we wouldn't have any trouble installing her embroidery software, among other things. The next week, we saw the Acer Aspire One in the Best Buy ad for $100 less than the ASUS Eee, running Windows XP, with 1GB RAM, and 120GB hard drive. I did some quick research on the Acer and it had pretty decent reviews, so I bought one. We've had the Aspire One for a week now, and as an IT professional with almost 20 years of experience, I can honestly say that there have been very few computer hardware purchases, both personal and business, with which I have been more impressed. I feel the Acer Aspire One is an incredible value at its current price point, so much so that we are strongly considering purchasing a second unit for our oldest daughter. I guess my expectations were rather low for something so relatively inexpensive, but the Aspire One has exceeded all of them, particularly in how fast it is in general operation. After using other Linux-based netbooks, I was expecting pretty slow browser response times. I dare say the Aspire One's browser performance in IE 7 and Firefox 3 is at times faster than our Vista desktop PC. The WiFi performance is great, too. We've connected to our own WPA-protected network, a neighbor's WEP network, and my parents' WPA2 network without any problems. I tested the integrated webcam today via Windows Messenger and it worked great. I also installed a Philips SPC1300NC webcam (after copying the install CD to an SD card on another PC) which worked great, too. I have also tested the Aspire One on a number of remote access VPN and terminal server applications for work. All of them have worked great without any problems. Since the unit does not have a PC Card or Express Slot, I installed Verizon's VZ Access Manager software to use my BlackBerry as a broadband modem. It worked great. Supposedly, Acer will be releasing models with integrated 3G and/or EVDO, but they are not available yet that I can see. I may recommend the Aspire One for on-call IT staffers and executives. Its size and weight make it extremely portable and relatively inobtrusive, while providing full-size laptop functionality, including enterprise remote access to VPN and Windows Terminal Server applications. So far, there are a few minor negatives for me. First, the keyboard is slightly cramped, but of course this is to be expected on a unit with an 8.9" screen. I do find the keyboard easier to type on than the ASUS Eee PC. I type around 85 wpm and can probably type around 75 wpm on the Aspire One keyboard. Second, the battery life is around 2.5 hours with the included 3-cell battery. There is a 6-cell battery available which offers 5-6 hours of runtime, but it costs over $100. I can't really fault Acer for including the 3-cell, considering the price point, and, unlike some who might balk at paying nearly one-third the cost of the laptop for an extra battery, I could easily justify it if I needed that type of runtime, and I would have no reservations spending the money. Third, although Acer has done the best they could with the form factor allowed by an 8.9" screen, I do not particularly care for the touchpad button placement. The left and right "mouse" buttons are positioned to the left and right of the touchpad, rather than underneath it, as is more common. Although the buttons are the same height as the touchpad, they are somewhat thin. Another very minor issue is that the glossy blue finish on the top cover shows fingerprints very easily. Admittedly, it does look very nice when wiped clean. To me, the strengths of this system overwhelmingly outweigh the negatives, and I would not hesitate to buy again. Everyone we've shown the Aspire One can't believe it was so inexpensive, or that it is so well-equipped. Both my father-in-law and my parents are thinking about buying one now after seeing it today.I would recommend this to a friend