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 PostPost subject: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:14 pm 
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I was thinking about getting the Acer Aspire One AOA150 Netbook........ here are the specs:

- Intel Atom N270 Processor
- 120GB Hard Drive
- Windows XP Home Edition

Should I buy it? At $298.00 brand new, its a good price... should i buy?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Depends if you want one and if it will suite your needs or not. Have you got a spec page we can look at so we can tell you if there is any major catches?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:42 pm 
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http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AOA150-1359-8-9-Inch-Netbook-Processor/dp/B001NTBXOE courtesy of google :D

I've always wanted a netbook so I am going to say yes but I am very prejudice :)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:09 am 
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Netbooks are more toys than anything. The keyboard is usually a lost cause. Although if that's your kinda thing, then, well, get it?

And yes, I do use one regularly (not mine)


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:01 am 
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ASUS Eee PC Eee PC 900HA XP has a 160GB hard drive and a 4-cell lithium ion (Acer Aspire AOA150 has a 120GB and 3-cell lithium ion) for the same price. See the comparisons: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2034940772%204018&bop=And&CompareItemList=N82E16834115499%2CN82E16834220441

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:59 am 
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Looks good to me. Getting a external dvd rw with it may be a good idea. You never know how handy it could be.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:37 am 
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I like the Aspire more then the the EEEPC because the keyboard is much more usable. I use a netbook as my main PC now :D and its an Aspire One...

The only concern I have is that they soon may upgrade the line to use the N280 CPU.

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The biggest problem with this Netbook is its battery life, so make sure to pick a battery up on ebay...

It maybe of note but,
Eee PC 900HA XP also has a higher power-drain

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:06 pm 
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Frozenport wrote:
I like the Aspire more then the the EEEPC because the keyboard is much more usable. I use a netbook as my main PC now :D and its an Aspire One...

The only concern I have is that they soon may upgrade the line to use the N280 CPU.

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The biggest problem with this Netbook is its battery life, so make sure to pick a battery up on ebay...

It maybe of note but,
Eee PC 900HA XP also has a higher power-drain


Aspire touchpad is way too small. Also I don't like the position of its mouse buttons in the side as oppose to the front.

Eee PC has a bigger touchpad and mouse buttons like normal notebook.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:51 am 
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The trade off between more mouse and less keyboard is very problematic when typing documents.

http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39029 ... 2-1,00.htm

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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:56 am 
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The size/location of the touch pad wouldn't matter if they still put trackpoint's on laptops...
Keyboard wise, I could see the small size of the enter and shift buttons on the EEEPC really [censored] me off.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 6:05 pm 
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eh, track points are not exactly the easiest things to work with. That is why we all want touchscreenss with the on screen keyboard :P.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Acer Aspire AOA150... Should I buy it?        Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:35 pm 
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At first a trackpoint is tricky, but once you get used to it, it's x10 better than that little touch pad.


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