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PC Mag Nov 3, 2008

The Acer Aspire One ($319 street) enters a quickly expanding field of miniature laptops, in a race to see who can out-shrink one another while staying within a strict budget. It has the performance potential to surpass the competition and a $319 entry point is just as cheap as the Asus EeePC, but...

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NotebookReview Jul 1, 2009

The big question running through everyone's minds is if this model is built like a budget computer, or if it has what it takes to go up against some models that sell for nearly double the retail price

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7.0
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Nice blue netbook with 8.9” screen, Atom proc, 8gb SSD, 1gb ram, webcam, 3cell battery, preinstalled with Linux Linpus but reformatted to install TinyXP on it. The Acer Aspire One runs as advertised! and with a price to beat! The battery life is mediocre, the 3-cell only lasts about 2 hours as...

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9.0
rmcvey rmcvey

I've owned this netbook for 2 years now, and I've taken it with me everywhere, I even got StarCraft II to play on it. I know people say netbooks are underpowered, but I don't see it. Sure it's not as fast as my Desktop, but it's a super small laptop, what do you expect.

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8.0
markramsey markramsey

This was a great machine, it is now in pieces. This was my first netbook. I wanted something I could use while I watch video to surf on the couch. I used the machine a ton when I had wifi, it wasn't fast but you could web surf with it. I was using a dual boot of XP and Ubuntu. When I...

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8.0
I8YourCat I8YourCat

Hardware- The 1.66 Atom is obviously not enough for any serious gaming. However, it handles web browsing and Office pretty well. There is a little bit of lag opening some programs, and some larger websites deem minuscule on the 8.9" screen. The screen is pretty bright and clear, which makes...

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9.0
jonathanbruder jonathanbruder

The size and weight of a hardback book. The thing has a great keyboard. The 160gb HDD version has enough space for multi-OS tinkering, so you can boot into whatever mobile OS you could think to install (I'm running the recovery image, XP, Ubuntu NBR & Moblin). Will even run WoW in a pinch!...

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9.0
tkwok tkwok

I keep my AA1 in my living room where it gets used by my entire family. It is a great device for doing some quick web surfing and the solid state drive makes me cringe less when my 8 year old knocks it off the table the way kids tend to do. Several people have mentioned that the SSD is slow and...

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7.0
FTW FTW

Build quality looks solid for a subnotebook and the construction feels strong enough to handle being tossed around inside a bookbag without much concern for its safety (well apart from the glossy surfaces). Holding it while it is folded in half is similar to holding a hard cover book, having a...

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9.0
tobykurien tobykurien

I would highly recommend the following mods to make this a viable desktop replacement: - Upgrade RAM to 1.5Gb (Google for instructions, it looks difficult but it's not) - Upgrade battery to 9-cell beast. This will give you 7 to 9 hours of usage - Install Ubuntu but use the Fluxbox desktop if you...

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9.0
christ06 christ06

This netbook has been a perfect fourth machine for our family. Highly portable, with no moving internal parts save for the fan. Very durable. Linpus has been a good simple os for non-tech members of the family. Have had no problems with the computer at all. I've installed several...

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9.0
deinfinityx deinfinityx

This is a great little netbook, not much in the power department but what do you expect from a laptop that retails for no more then $300. It does what it was intended to do and for the price there is nothing wrong with that.

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4.0
dchatenay dchatenay

This machine can easily be modified to run Mac OS X and become a hackintosh. However, a Mac it is definitely not... The design is ugly, with bits sticking out. The case feels like cheap plastic, easy to break. The keyboard and trackpad are uncomfortable, cheap and are annoying to use. Opening the...

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