Weighing just 2.17 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you.
Perfect for students, this Aspire One model comes with 8 GB of storage space, expansion via SD and Memory Stick media, and integrated Wi-Fi.
The integrated webcam at the top of the screen's bezel provides easy access to video chatting.
With the Linpus Linux Lite operating system, Acer has improved the user experience by designing a friendly, easy-to-use and comprehensive interface utilizing a more natural approach to screen layout and functionality. Even novice users will be able to quickly pick up on this intuitive, virus-safe and super-responsive Linux environment. With its simple, easy-to-read interface, you'll have no trouble finding and sharing your files. And if you run out of storage space, the Aspire One's Smart File Manager instantly and seamlessly merges extra storage capacity from any SD card inserted into the memory card slot into the available main memory.
The Aspire One is great for getting things done, whether checking email, managing online accounts or chatting with friends. The pre-installed software is separated by functions and presented in four distinct areas on the Home screen--Connect, Works, Fun and Files. Each area has space for three applications, and you can easily personalize the applications.
The Aspire One Mail software suite lets you manage up to six email accounts with a single application interface, including office accounts. A small icon to the right of the message quickly and clearly shows the appropriate mail account. Nothing could be simpler to replace push e-mail services without using a corporate server. The Aspire One uses Messenger for Instant Messaging, an application that allows users to simultaneously access Skype, Microsoft Messenger and various other instant messaging services. The software can be used with the integrated video camera for instant video-chats and video conferences. The Mozilla Firefox web browser is optimized for the most popular web sites, and it supports full video streaming capabilities.
Whether you need to write, calculate or present, the Aspire One has everything under control. The Writer program is a fully functional word processing applicatnoi that is compatible with Microsoft Word, allowing you to open and save files directly in the .doc format. The intuitive spreadsheet application makes both newcomers and advanced users feel right at home. And you can create stunning multimedia presentations, complete with 3D clip art, special effects, animation, and special drawing tools.
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power--less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor--for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).
This version of the Aspire One comes with 8 GB of NAND flash memory solid-state drive (SSD), which is adequate for students and those who want to use the laptop primarily as an email and web surfing device. Faster and more reliable, flash memory provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications while improving battery life. Flash memory is also more reliable than hard disk memory, mainly because there are no moving parts. Since data is written to stationary flash memory instead of a spinning hard disk, you have less risk of hardware problems with the hard disk when you're on the move. It's an ideal feature for a travel notebook where knocks and sudden movements are par for the course.
In addition, the Aspire One reads five different types of memory cards--Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card--for maximum flexibility. The additional SD card slot seamlessly integrates with the internal NAND flash module as an added storage device. The ability to have both a multi-in-1 card reader and a SD card reader at the same time allows you to download photos from the multi-in-1 to share with others and store to the SD card as an internal storage device simultaneously.
The 512 MB of installed RAM (1 x 512 MB, PC2-5300) offers a 667 MHz speed. This notebook can be expanded to a maximum of 1.5 GB of RAM,
This Acer Aspire One notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that's compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks and offers Acer's SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency. This notbook provides the following connections:
- 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players
- Secure Digital (SD) card reader, also compatible with MultiMedia cards (MMCs)
- Multi-in-one card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
- 1 VGA monitor port
- 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
- RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection
- 56K modem port (V.90)
Screen, Video and Audio
The 8.9-inch screen has a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) and support for up a 262K color depth. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses shared video memory with the main memory. Acer's CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments.
This notebook includes an integrated audio card with Microsoft DirectSound compatibility, and it includes two stereo speakers.
What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One notebook PC (AOA110-1295; LU.S020A.012), rechargeable 3-cell lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions. It is backed by a limited warranty for parts and labor for one year from date of purchase.