Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: best netbook and acer aspire one

  1. #1
    Senior Member looney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    369
    Thanked
    20 times in 18 posts
    • looney's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 @ 3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Ballistix & 2GB PNY
      • Storage:
      • Seagate 7200.11 320GB & WD 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R6850 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.04 & Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP pavillion f1723 17"
      • Internet:
      • 8mbps

    best netbook and acer aspire one

    Hi

    I'm thinking of buying a netbook with a budget of £200, the acer aspire one 120gb model seems like the best buy at moment, but im unsure on the reliability of these, are they any good?

    also any other good alternatives?

    thanks

  2. #2
    Does he need a reason? Funkstar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Aberdeen
    Posts
    19,874
    Thanks
    630
    Thanked
    965 times in 816 posts
    • Funkstar's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte EG45M-DS2H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core2Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB OCZ PC2-6400C5 800MHz Quad Channel
      • Storage:
      • 650GB Western Digital Caviar Blue
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 512MB ATI Radeon HD4550
      • PSU:
      • Antec 350W 80+ Efficient PSU
      • Case:
      • Antec NSK1480 Slim Mini Desktop Case
      • Operating System:
      • Vista Ultimate 64bit
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 + 2408 monitors
      • Internet:
      • Zen 8mb

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Good question.

    I wouldn't depend on it for critical apps, but then considering the number they sell and the fact there hasn't been mass reports of problems, they must be pretty reliable.

    The whole idea behind a netbook is to be low powered, so by virtue of that they are going to run cool and a cool running laptop is a lot less likely to develop faults than a desktop replacement monster.

    I have no actual experience with them, thats just my thoughts on the matter

  3. Received thanks from:

    looney (05-12-2008)

  4. #3
    Senior Member this_is_gav's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Alnwick, Northumberland
    Posts
    4,835
    Thanks
    175
    Thanked
    246 times in 213 posts
    • this_is_gav's system
      • Motherboard:
      • DFI DK X58-T3eH6
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 920
      • Memory:
      • 12GB Corsair 1333MHz C9
      • Storage:
      • 2xRaptor 150GB (RAID0 300GB), 2.5TB permanent storage
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Nvidia GTX 560 Ti 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic X-series
      • Case:
      • Lian-Li A70B
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 x64
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2408WFP
      • Internet:
      • 8M ADSL24

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    We've got 20 of the Aspire Ones and the only problem has been with the SSDs so far (2 of them are clearly faulty, and the rest are just horribly, horribly slow), but obviously the HDD does away with those issues. It looks like a good buy at the moment.

  5. Received thanks from:

    looney (05-12-2008)

  6. #4
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Well for £200 it's your best bet, apart from saveing up a bit more for a better one.

  7. Received thanks from:

    looney (05-12-2008)

  8. #5
    Senior Member looney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    369
    Thanked
    20 times in 18 posts
    • looney's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 @ 3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Ballistix & 2GB PNY
      • Storage:
      • Seagate 7200.11 320GB & WD 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R6850 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.04 & Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP pavillion f1723 17"
      • Internet:
      • 8mbps

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Cheers for the help.

    But still unsure as its relatively new so perhaps problems havent developed yer, butinteresting point by funkstar, if they dont produce much heat then i would expect them to be far better then acer laptops, which seem to have a common over heating problem.

    Thing is the stuff from Asus for example are more expensive and dont have the same good specs as the acer.

  9. #6
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Well since I have been doing my research on this (and taking help lol) this is what I have come up with,

    7" Asus - Ignore

    8.9" Asus
    PRO: Great Battery Life, reasonable specs, middle of the road price

    CON: Awful keyboard.

    Acer One
    PRO: Medicore battery life, great spec for money, reasonable keyboard

    CON: Supposed to be noisier than most. It's an acer

    Dell:
    Nothing new.. decent enough but expensive.

    Samsung MC10 10".
    Good keyboard, great battery and decent spec + XP

    Expensive, Heavier due to extra size.

    Lenovo, much the same as the Samsung.

    HP, revised Atom Spec makes it the absolute best in my opinion. The keyboard is the best, the screen is the best of them all and the specs are really versitile for a netbook.
    But the price is a joke.

    I'm still deabting over the Acer and Samsung as they make the best compromises imo.

  10. Received thanks from:

    looney (05-12-2008)

  11. #7
    Senior Member looney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    369
    Thanked
    20 times in 18 posts
    • looney's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 @ 3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Ballistix & 2GB PNY
      • Storage:
      • Seagate 7200.11 320GB & WD 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R6850 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.04 & Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP pavillion f1723 17"
      • Internet:
      • 8mbps

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    ^ how is medicore batter life a pro?

    i like the samsung but its quite expensive, and the asus seem to expensive for the specs.

    bt whats the model name of the hp?

  12. #8
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    You missed a couple

    Dell mini9, intresting (my flat mate is looking at this) 9" frame & screen, the keyboard while not wider than other 9" are taller, F keys with FN not seperate.
    SSD, low cost (SSD while less space does has the advantage of being fully shock proof, shake a HD when it's reading/writeing and you'll kill it)
    Dell mini12, (I think or it might be 11) largest of all screens but stupidly expensive.

    Toshiba NB100, 9" screen and frame, same keyboard as the asus 9" frames, but HD not SSD.
    Not bad if you want small.

    Asus 900, advoid, same celeron and battery as the 701 so far too short a battery life.
    Asus 901, I love mine I don't mind the 9" frame keyboard. SSD great battery life.
    Asus 904, 9" screen, 10" frame (gone is the small keyboard that so many complain about), HD but too expensive
    Asus 1000H, 10" Screen & frame, HD, but costs even more than the 904

    MSI Wind / advent 4211, basically the same machine, the Advent is generally cheaper although amazon has a wind for £276 atm
    10" screen and frame, HD

    Alot come down as to exactly what you want, got one of the Toshiba recently because the teacher who wanted it wanted small, light and windows xp not linux.

    Personally the current standings are as follows: (all prices from amazon for easy comparrison)
    Low cost = acer one £215 (1gb memory + HD) Linux
    small + light = Toshiba NB100 / asus 901 (depends if you want the space of a HD) £270ish, nb100=XP / 901=linux or XP
    larger 10" screen & keyboard = Samsung NC10 £400??? Bleep! that, you can get this for £300 most other places (misco have it in black for £293) XP
    Maximum portability (ie battery life + size + weight + Shock resistant) = Asus 901


    EDIT: Couple of things about the Acer One,
    Battery is only 2,200mAh so the life is very bad, You can get a 6cell battery (6,600mAh) but it cost around £50 (amazon again so could be less if you hunt for it) still at £265 that's a good price, or better still for xp, get the 512mb ram version @ £200 and replace it with corsair 2GB 667MHz SODIMM £21 (amazon again) that gives you 1gb more memory for just £6

    The SSD in the SSD models is not very good and has problems with anything other than the very slim version on Linux it comes with.

    Which leads me on to the Linux version it ships with, it's very slim and so fast but is the least functional of all linux versions shipped with netbooks.
    Last edited by Pob255; 05-12-2008 at 02:53 AM. Reason: Added prices

  13. #9
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Just the one's I've considered really. Don't like the advent/wind.. something not quite right about it.

    Toshiba.. can't remember why I discarded it..

    Hp Mini.. something lol. The old one with the via cpu is around £190 now. Which gives a great screen and keyboard but a terrible CPU.

  14. #10
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    The reason you decided against the toshiba is it's a 9" frame so has the smaller keyboard.
    the keyboard exactly the same size and keylayout as the asus 901/900/701 although slightly rougher in texture and I'm pritty sure you could swap them over without problems.

    I really don't see what people have against the 9" keyboard, I'm typeing this on my 901 now and I have no problems. the only thing that took a bit of getting used to was the enter/up arrow/right shift, kept hitting the wrong one at first, but I'm used to it now.
    Still I'm not the fastest of typers.

  15. #11
    finding nemo staffsMike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    11,497
    Thanks
    197
    Thanked
    794 times in 741 posts
    • staffsMike's system
      • Motherboard:
      • evga 680i
      • CPU:
      • e6600
      • Memory:
      • geil ultra pc6400
      • Storage:
      • WD 320gb
      • Graphics card(s):
      • leadtek 8800 GTS 640mb
      • PSU:
      • ocz gameXstream 700w
      • Case:
      • akasa eclipse
      • Monitor(s):
      • dell 2007wfp and Lg L194WT
      • Internet:
      • pipex homecall

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Ahhh that makes sense. I think I will go for the samsung in the end. I'm going to wait a few weeks anyway as I might decide to get a laptop that will become my blu ray player.. lol

  16. #12
    Senior Member looney's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    754
    Thanks
    369
    Thanked
    20 times in 18 posts
    • looney's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte P35-DS3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Q6600 @ 3Ghz
      • Memory:
      • 2GB Ballistix & 2GB PNY
      • Storage:
      • Seagate 7200.11 320GB & WD 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI R6850 1GB
      • PSU:
      • Corsair TX650
      • Case:
      • Antec 300
      • Operating System:
      • Ubuntu 11.04 & Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • HP pavillion f1723 17"
      • Internet:
      • 8mbps

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    Found this on hotukdeals, seems like a nice deal: http://www.dixons.co.uk/martprd/prod...t+4489/735584/

    its basically a rebranded msi wind u90

    but i think i might wait abit, the prices on netbooks might come down when the new atom processors come out, well i hope anyway.

  17. #13
    Senior Member Pob255's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    The land of Brum
    Posts
    9,945
    Thanks
    572
    Thanked
    1,196 times in 1,099 posts
    • Pob255's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus M5A99X EVO
      • CPU:
      • PhenomII x4 955 & CM Hyper 212+
      • Memory:
      • 2x 4gb Corsair Vengence 1600mhz cas9
      • Storage:
      • 250gb SATA Westerndigital + 500gb samsung +1tb Samsung
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus GTX560ti CuII
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet E9 680w
      • Case:
      • HAF 912+
      • Operating System:
      • W7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 21" ips something

    Re: best netbook and acer aspire one

    the new dual core atom (330) but M$ have said it's for pc based units only not netbooks
    so if we will ever see it on one in a netbook is unknown as yet

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 27-11-2008, 04:24 PM
  2. 8.9" Acer Aspire One
    By Koolpc in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17-10-2008, 10:01 PM
  3. Acer Aspire One - £199inc eee 901 killer
    By dangel in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 05-09-2008, 08:34 PM
  4. Acer Aspire One £229.99 delivered
    By TAKTAK in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 14-07-2008, 10:04 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-07-2008, 10:00 AM

Posting Permissions

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