PC World/IDG News Look at Aspire One

So, awhile ago, Dan Nysted of IDG News Service got a hands on with the MSI Wind, and in that article he promised more looks at different netbooks. True enough, he’s now got a brief review of the Aspire One, Linux version. Major points:

  • 12 seconds to boot up.
  • Hotmail doesn’t work with the built-in email program.
  • 95% size keyboard with a “Home” key that returns you instantly back to the Linpus Linux main menu.

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This post was written by admin on July 14, 2008

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Aspire One UK Pricing Update

According to a post on Windowswatch UK, Acer has confirmed their UK pricing for the Aspire One. The price for the base Linux SSD  model is no longer £199 with VAT, but now £219. One note of interest: instead of the previously widely reported 80GB hard drive, the article is claiming that hard drive versions of the Aspire one will now feature a 120GB HD.

Linux, 8GB SSD, 512MB RAM, £219.99
Linux, 120GB HDD, 512MB RAM, £229.99
Linux, 120GB HDD, 1GB RAM, £249.99
XP Home, 120GB HDD, 512MB RAM, £279.99
XP Home, 120GB HDD, 1GB RAM, £299.99

There is no update on which of the models, if any, will have the six-cell battery. A previous report on the French site blogeee.net had mentioned that the top Linux and XP models would have the six-cell battery.

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This post was written by admin on July 2, 2008

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PC Advisor Acer Aspire One Review

A quickie two-page review of the Acer Aspire One by PC Advisor, which gave it 4.5 stars out of five. Some insight on the trackpad:

Seems logical enough, but this layout – seen elsewhere in models such as HP’s Mini-Note – demands much finger twisting to get basic mousing and clicking done. Just as well, then, that the Acer Aspire One’s trackpad itself is less twitchy than some, allowing quite precise tracking. No attempt at multitouch here, but the right side of the pad is setup for vertical scrolling.

One additional interesting factoid: they were able to get a battery life of 3 hours, 21 minutes (no detail on test conditions).

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This post was written by admin on June 27, 2008

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Acer Aspire One Review, Pics

UK’s Mobile Computer reviewed the Acer Aspire One. They liked the touchpad more than the similarly laid out one on the HP Mini-Note: “the narrow buttons have a far more positive feel and the sensitivity is properly set to match the horizontal and vertical dimensions”. Lots of really nice pictures in the review, including a good one of the battery slot area.

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This post was written by admin on June 23, 2008

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PC Magazine Comparison Chart

A nifty chart from PC Magazine that compares Acer Aspire One, HP Mini-Note, and two Eee PC models.

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This post was written by admin on June 21, 2008

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CNet UK Review of Acer Aspire One

CNet UK has posted their official review of the Acer Aspire One. They give it an 8.8 out of 10. Major points:

  • They like the keyboard- were able to touch type with it.
  • Different pricing from what has previously been reported: £220 for the basic Linux version, “around” £320 for the Windows version.
  • One year warranty- additional year extended warranty available for £49.99.
  • 4800mAh battery for £79.99.

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This post was written by admin on June 20, 2008

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