+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16
Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, Acer Aspire One in Technical; Acer punts £199 Linux laptop | Register Hardware That looks nice at a nice price - 8.9inch screen at eeePC ...
  1. #1

    SimpleSi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Lancashire
    Posts
    5,812
    Thank Post
    1,476
    Thanked 592 Times in 444 Posts
    Rep Power
    168

    Acer Aspire One

    Acer punts £199 Linux laptop | Register Hardware

    That looks nice at a nice price - 8.9inch screen at eeePC 7in price!

  2. #2

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    Now that is good! Now where to get one on order from?

  3. #3
    ICT_GUY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Weymouth
    Posts
    2,261
    Thank Post
    646
    Thanked 283 Times in 204 Posts
    Rep Power
    104
    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_ View Post
    Now that is good! Now where to get one on order from?
    Vapour ware?

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    138
    Thank Post
    0
    Thanked 19 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    37
    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Vapour ware?
    On UK shelves on 10 July according to http://news.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/0,1...9428446,00.htm

  5. #5

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    Looks good to me

  6. #6

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181

  7. #7

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303

  8. #8

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    @John: Good find! The things are cheap at their £199.99 RRP so the extra £8 saving is ace! (plus they are showing the blue ones which look nicer IMHO)

  9. #9

    john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    10,611
    Thank Post
    1,496
    Thanked 1,051 Times in 920 Posts
    Rep Power
    303
    The price CCL are showing is retail as well I can make you smile by saying that you should be looking at a single unit buy price of £191.19+vat. The fact they are Coming Soon does mean that the price showing is what they expect it to be but until the stock hits C2000 etc that price may go up or down. Have a word with the Edu sales team and see if they will put you a pre-order on the system now for one at the nice price.

  10. #10

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    I went to Currys yesterday (unusual for me!) and purchased an Acer Aspire One for £199!!!

    It is ace! Way better than the EeePC! Love it already!

    The offer ends TODAY (Wednesday 27/08/08) so I urge you to go down to your local store and buy one. It's well worth the... "yes I know it isn't a laptop"... "no I don't want one of your silly little half price £15 bags" and "I think I'll skip on the technical support plan" to get one of these.

    A review (with EeePC comparison) will be coming to a certain little website near you soon!

  11. #11
    torledo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,928
    Thank Post
    168
    Thanked 155 Times in 126 Posts
    Rep Power
    48
    ...Way better than which eee ? The 701 cetainly, the 901 perhaps, but the 1000 ?? No chance....the trackpad buttons on the aspire are just all wrong....the same design flaw puts me right off the minibook aswell.

    Although i suppose comparing the aspire one with something like the eee 100H is not comparing like for like in terms of price and size/weight....but tbh, i'd rather spend the extra 100 pounds or so on the eee 1000 and put up with a little bit of extra bulk. Allround it just looks a better package.

    wow, the netbook market really is starting to look a bit crowded....big red have entered into the fray with the ideabook....8.9 inch and 10inch screen options using the same chassis!!!

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/notebo...ok-Revealed/p1
    Last edited by torledo; 27th August 2008 at 02:11 PM.

  12. #12

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Can anyone tell me if the linnux version is compatible with SMARTboard software? I have asked before, even directly to ACER and SMART technologies, but noone ever commits to an answer - the SMART software specifications don't help as Im not technical enough - If anyone with a ASPIRE one has successfully put on the smart software then please let me know!
    Also does anyone have a date for the release of the pink aspire one?
    thanks

  13. #13

    CPLTD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    4,056
    Thank Post
    1,400
    Thanked 648 Times in 504 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rep Power
    260
    We currently have stock of the Acer Aspire One @ £241.99+vat With Free Next Business Day Delivery,




    Model is 150L in Deep Blue
    Processor - Intel Atom N270 1.6 GHz
    RAM - 512 MB (installed) 2 GB (max) - DDR2 SDRAM
    Hard Drive - 120 GB
    Operating System - XP Home
    Screen - 8.9 in TFT active matrix 1024 x 600
    Graphics - Mobile Intel® 82801GBM Chipset
    Bluetooth - No
    Warranty - 1 year warranty

    We also have the Linux version available in Deep Blue or Diamond White £211.00+vat With Free Next Business Day Delivery,
    Last edited by CPLTD; 27th August 2008 at 02:39 PM.

  14. #14

    Ric_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    London
    Posts
    7,596
    Thank Post
    109
    Thanked 764 Times in 595 Posts
    Rep Power
    181
    Quote Originally Posted by torledo
    ...Way better than which eee ? The 701 cetainly, the 901 perhaps, but the 1000 ?? No chance....the trackpad buttons on the aspire are just all wrong....the same design flaw puts me right off the minibook aswell.
    Fair enough... I shall clarify... it wipes the floor with the 701 which is approx. £180 + VAT. For an extra £19 I would rather have a screen that can see the full width of a web page and a hunk more processing power. Admittedly the trackpad buttons will take a bit of getting used to but I find the ones on the EeePC 701 to be unresponsive.

    I also couldn't justify spending £300 on what is meant to be an 'inexpensive' device.

    Quote Originally Posted by loopylala View Post
    Can anyone tell me if the linnux version is compatible with SMARTboard software? I have asked before, even directly to ACER and SMART technologies, but noone ever commits to an answer - the SMART software specifications don't help as Im not technical enough - If anyone with a ASPIRE one has successfully put on the smart software then please let me know!
    Also does anyone have a date for the release of the pink aspire one?
    thanks
    IIRC SMART do not currently have a Linux driver. I have a feeling that there is a Promethean driver (not software) but I would have to check. Interwrite are the only boards I know of that have drivers AND software for Windows/Linux/OS X though.

  15. #15

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    7
    Thank Post
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    So if I bought an Aspire one with Windows on it, would that work with smart software?

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16th September 2007, 01:30 PM
  2. Help with Acer Aspire 5680
    By ssbaby in forum Hardware
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10th August 2007, 08:34 PM
  3. Acer Aspire L100
    By philtomo in forum Hardware
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 4th May 2007, 09:20 AM
  4. Acer Aspire 3630 powerdown error
    By OliW in forum Hardware
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12th March 2007, 11:39 AM
  5. Wierd Laptop Problem - Acer Aspire 135x
    By OutToLunch in forum Hardware
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 7th June 2006, 07:08 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •