Netbook Bargain

Acer Aspire One

An Automated Home reader has posted a bargain netbook deal on our mailing list this morning.  At under £200 delivered , the Acer Aspire One A150-Aw Netbook is one of the few NetBook with huge storage in the form of a proper 120Gb hard drive.  This makes it useful as a movie player for example, as well as a sofa surfer.  The netbook come with Linpus Linux Lite installed and with its large drive and 1Gig RAM it will easily run Windows XP.  There are also hacks documented how to install OSX on it too.

The Intel Atom powered machine also has a built-in webcam, 3 USB ports, 1024×600 LCD plus wired and wireless networking.

Technical Details

  • Acer Aspire One A150 Netbook
  • Seashell White Design
  • 8.9″ Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD
  • Operating System: Linpus™ Linux® Lite version
  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ processor N270
  • Memory: 1GB RAM (2*512MB Configuration)
  • Storage: 120GB SATA Hard Disk Drive
  • Connectivity: Wireless LAN b/g, LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
  • Webcam: Integrated 0.3Mp Acer Crystal Eye webcam
  • I/O Interfaces: 3 * USB PortsPort, 5-in-1 card reader (SD), (MMC), (RS-MMC), (MS), (MS PRO), (xD), SD™ Card reader for storage Expansion
  • Battery Pack: 3 Cell (3 Hours Battery Life)
  • Manufacturer Part Number: LU.S040A.074

Click here for the Acer Aspire Deal  [Thanks Stuart]

Apple Mac OSX running on the Acer 150

Installing Windows XP from USB Thumbdrive on Acer 100 / 150

2 Comments on "Netbook Bargain"

  1. For those looking to install XP on this device

    here’s the XP drivers

    And here’s the guide I used to install XP from a USB Key (different netbook, but same procedure)

  2. Here’s the guide I’m using to install OSX –

    Still need to swap out the Wifi card for the Dell one for it to work in OSX though it seems.


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