Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 15:36 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems One of the most successful netbooks around is the Acer Aspire One. The Aspire One is a rather surprise hit for Acer, and probably has something to do with the aggressive pricing policies of the company, and the fact that you actually get a very sturdy and decent netbook for the money. Acer formally took the wraps off the Aspire One's successor, the 10" variant.
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Nice
by B12 Simon on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 15:56 UTC
B12 Simon
Member since:
2006-11-08

Depending on cost and "comes-with-linux"-ness it looks like I might have paid the price for being an early adopter.

Ah well I'll console myself with the fact that I still adore my old AAOne.

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RE: Nice
by Rehdon on Sat 24th Jan 2009 09:51 UTC in reply to "Nice"
Rehdon Member since:
2005-07-06

I've been on the verge of buying an AA1 for more than a month now, so I could have a look at the new toy in town.

But "no Linux" will surely mean "no 10" AA1" for me: there's no way I will be paying a Microsoft tax on one of these, I already fattened their greedy wallet too many times.

Rehdon

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No 802.11N?
by darknexus on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 16:44 UTC
darknexus
Member since:
2008-07-15

I wonder if it'll be any easier to swap out the wireless card in this one if it's not going to have 802.11n? If not I should probably not opt for an Aspire One--they look nice, but given my past experience with Acer's build quality I'd be a bit hesitant in any case, n or no n.

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Price
by Moredhas on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 20:21 UTC
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

Whatever it costs, I know we'll get screwed here in Australia. Instead of axing the old model, shops will keep the old models the have in stock (and they'll have a lot, they haven't been selling well since they're a lot more expensive than their US counterparts). They'll keep the old ones at the same price and sell the new ones even higher.

It's like every company in the world is into anal, and Australia is the ass of the world...

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v RE: Price
by KrustyVader on Sat 24th Jan 2009 15:51 UTC in reply to "Price"
RE: Price
by 3rdalbum on Sun 25th Jan 2009 05:39 UTC in reply to "Price"
3rdalbum Member since:
2008-05-26

I think they're already here in Australia? I've seen one with a 160gig HDD. Why anyone needs that much space on a netbook is anyone's guess.

I think Acer is discontinuing the Linpus Aspire Ones. Everyone seems to want an obsolete proprietary operating system on netbooks these days, god knows why.

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RE[2]: Price
by lemur2 on Sun 25th Jan 2009 08:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Price"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Why anyone needs that much space on a netbook is anyone's guess.


Here is a thought: you would need that much storage in order to be able to infect a netbook with Vista.

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Battery
by sonic2000gr on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 20:29 UTC
sonic2000gr
Member since:
2007-05-20

The new One is also said to have a 6 cell battery that will last about 7 hours. Low battery life is my only complaint from my current One.

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Comment by ichi
by ichi on Sat 24th Jan 2009 02:24 UTC
ichi
Member since:
2007-03-06

It would be cool if you could now add another memory module without disassembling the whole thing.

I'm quite satisfied with my aspire one anyway, probably because I was well aware of all it's limitations and it still met my needs.

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