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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, March 10, 2012
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This review is from: Acer Aspire One AOD270-1679 10.1-Inch Netbook (Aquamarine) (Personal Computers)
For $280, this is a great netbook. It won't replace your home machine, but it's small, light, and the battery really does last for six to eight hours. Using a 4GB memory card for ReadyBoost makes it fast enough to be useable for Office and internet, while the machine is already capable enough to stream video.
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Initial post: Mar 16, 2012 9:46:19 AM PDT
do you know if RAM memory in this machine can be improoved?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 10:03:14 AM PDT
longuylander says:
The processor can handle a max of 2GB memory (I ordered one from crucial.com and am awaiting its delivery). The netbook itself does not have easy access panels though, so I will have to dismantle it to install it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 10:42:40 AM PDT
ok dude, thanks a lot. this model doesn't have the same build of the AO-722? because the RAM installation on this model is very easy, you just have to unscrew one phillip's head in the middle of the bottom plate, slide forward and ta-da, there is the single DIMM.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 17, 2012 6:38:27 AM PDT
longuylander says:
No, it doesn't. The keyboard must be removed in order to reach the screws that remove the entire bottom panel. I don't know why they went backwards on this design.

Posted on Mar 18, 2012 8:12:51 AM PDT
CandyHarris says:
Does software come pre-loaded? If so, what software is included? Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 4:51:37 AM PDT
longuylander says:
It comes with Office Starter, Skype, Norton Trial, and other various cloud based storage and unnecessary programs and bloatware. There wasn't too much; I took a half hour or so to delete them all myself so I don't fully remember all there was.

Posted on Mar 20, 2012 2:42:00 PM PDT
TechHead says:
longuylander,

I was wondering if you were able to install that 2gb ram chips into your AOD270 yet. I am currently in the market for a netbook with a n2600 processor, but it seems almost all of them decided to lock out the consumer from upgrading the ram or hdd. Was it a difficult process on this particular model and would you happen to have any online resources/tutorials as to how to go about this?

Also, I may also want to put a SSD hard drive as well. Do you know if that is possible with this model?

Thank you

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 20, 2012 3:21:41 PM PDT
longuylander says:
I was able to upgrade the memory, and it wasn't terribly difficult. Using a small flathead screwdriver, the keyboard can be removed by pressing in the small tabs holding it in place. Once that's out of the way, there are a few screws to remove to drop off the bottom panel. From there, the ram and hdd are easily accessible. I couldn't find any videos for this model online, but it's similar to (simpler than) the steps for the model in this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EfzckyZMTk

Also, crucial.com had compatible 128GB ssd (and I'm sure there's a 256GB available too). It was too expensive for me to consider (about $175), but the installation shouldn't be any more difficult than the ram.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2012 5:30:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 25, 2012 5:33:55 AM PDT
noblechicken says:
I just bought this yesterday, and really like it so far, except for the sluggish 1GB. I ordered the 2GB RAM to upgrade it. How is the above vid different when you say simpler than? Also, I have a 4 GB mem card in the side slot with Readyboost, as the original post suggested. Will that just be good enough or do I really need to dive into this motherboard and upgrade the 1 to 2? (I don't wanna break my new machine!)
Thanks for all these great posts RE the upgrade, very helpful!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2012 10:10:16 AM PDT
longuylander says:
The video shows screws being removed from the bottom and then after the keyboard is removed, moving the electronics from above. The new model does not have screws from the bottom to remove. The keyboard is removed in the same way, a few screws are undone from the metal sheet beneath the keyboard, and then the bottom panel can be pushed off. Once that's done, the ram slot is directly accessible from the bottom. It really was easy to do and the only damage was a small scratch to the black finish of the keyboard by the small screwdriver accessing the tabs to remove it. The biggest differences I've noticed with the ram upgrade is boot time and recovery time from sleep mode. There are some software applications that open more quickly (only fifteen seconds as opposed to twenty-five or thirty, for example). The machine still isn't lightning quick, but it is an improvement. I wouldn't say it is a mandatory upgrade, but it does help.
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