• 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 3 Cell Battery with up to 2.5 hours of use
  • 8.9-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD (1024 x 600)
  • Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory; Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950; 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Windows XP Home, Mouse Included

Product Description
Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 cache); Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3; 8.9-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD (1024 x 600); Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset; 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory; Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950; 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive; Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader; Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ; Acer Crystal Eye Webcam Documentation; Two Built-in Stereo Speakers Setup Poster; 3 – USB 2.0 Ports Wireless Setup Card; 3-cell Li-ion (2200 mAh); USB Mouse; 2.44 lbs. | 1.11 kg (system section only).

Acer Aspire One AOA150-1887 8.9-Inch Seashell White Netbook – 2.5 Hour Battery Life

5 Reviews

  1. Linda D. Pinder says:


    After one day of owning this Acer One, I can say, already, that I am satisfied with this purchase. I consider this netbook a step up from my first netbook purchase a year ago with the 7″ Asus 2GB Linux model.

    What I Like – Great price. The large harddrive, 160 GB in such a small netbook. The familiarity of Windows XP. Connectivity to the internet is fast, and although browsing the internet is not as swift as with my HP desktop, 4 GB memory and faster processor, it’s not that slow either. The rich deep blue color which I chose is also very attractive. It’s bright, clear screen and webcam are also a plus. Keypad is not as cramped as my 7″ Asus and right shift key is positioned better on the Acer. Multi card reader, not just SD. Some reviewers commented on receiving a slip case with certain models which was not included with this model, but an Acer black mini mouse was in the box; a nice surprise. All in all, this netbook will definately meet the requirements for which I purchased it – mostly travel and work. Purchasing the 3-cell battery with this model was not a concern since I am nearly always able to use the power cord, and don’t like how the 6-cell protrudes from the back.

    What I don’t like – Haven’t found anything yet.

    P.S. I also purchased – Mobile Edge MESSU1-10 10-Inch Ultra Portable Neoprene SlipSuit (Black) – to keep off the scratches. The outside zipped pocket stores the AC cord and mini mouse.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. D. Truong says:

    Recently there has been a small revolution in computing of sorts… the “netbook” or ‘mini laptop’. What is a netbook? Well, they are tiny laptops that are in a new class of their own. Up until recently, the smallest class of laptops were defined as the “ultra-light” or “super ultra-light”. These laptops usually had 12 inch screens and weighed around 3 pounds. Many of these ultra-lights did not have DVD or CD drives, but relied on “media docks” for these capabilities.

    The new kids on the block “netbooks” are even smaller… having screens roughly 9 to 10 inches and weighing around 2 pounds. Many have hard drives that are flash based… also called solid state hard drives. So what has brought about this tiny revolution? Well, today’s technology has finally made it possible to have tiny laptops that are powerful enough, light weight, and energy efficient enough to be practical. Also, the Intel Atom chip (which is a minuscule marvel that offers 1.6 Ghz of computing power while sipping electricity) is a big reason why these netbooks are even made possible. So as you read this review, keep in mind that these computers are not mere toys… but are in reality tiny little work horses :)

    Review: The Acer Aspire One

    This review is for the Acer Aspire One with 160GB hard drive, 6-cell battery, 1.6 Ghz Atom processor with 1GB of RAM, and Windows XP pre-installed. Please note that there are several different versions of this Mini-laptop. Some of them come with different hard drives (some with solid state hard drives), and some with different battery options (like a 3-cell instead of 6-cell), and different Operation Systems too (Linux lite). I picked this one because the 6-cell battery lasts 5 hours or more, it has XP included, and it comes with a 160GB hard drive. It also makes this version the most expensive… if you’re wondering why there’s so many different prices floating around for the same model laptop.

    Well, I’ve had this laptop for few days now and I’m very impressed and happy with what it can do. It runs Windows XP very well and you can have several programs open at the same time… meaning that it can multi-task pretty well. It seems to have a very solid build, strong screen hinge, and a beautiful (glossy) high contrast screen. The colors are very vibrant and the black level looks great. I am surprised at how quickly it can load web pages and video from youtube… there is very little lag time. For example, if you’re watching a video on youtube and you switch to full screen mode, it doesn’t slow it down and switches quickly. And although one of the drawbacks of this netbook (or any netbook for that matter) is that there is no DVD or CD drive, it played DVD videos off the hard drive great and (oddly enough) comes with Win-DVD software pre-installed. One of my worries before buying this was that I thought that the screen resolution might look pixelated since the resolution is only 1024 x 600, but it actually looks very sharp. The only thing is that you do have to scroll down more often while viewing web pages than normal due to the smaller screen size. Another thing that surprised me about this laptop was that even when you use all of the USB ports (it comes with 3 total) at the same time, it doesn’t slow this laptop down. I found this out when I plugged in a USB Mouse, external hard drive, and external DVD burner … and burned a DVD using data off the external hard drive. It passed the test with flying colors and didn’t skip a beat. The only major negative thing about this laptop is the design of it’s mouse. Not only are the mouse buttons positioned badly on the sides of the touch sensor… but the size of the buttons are super thin and tiny. I think they could have easily improved this by at least making the mouse buttons larger. The bright side is that you can always use an external usb mouse if this is a major annoyance for you. Other than that, this laptop has surpassed all of my expectations. Here’s a quick list of pros and cons:

    -Beautiful Screen with vibrant colors, high contrast ratio, and bright!
    -6-cell battery is amazing (offering 5 hours or more of use)
    -160GB HD, Runs XP great, good multi-tasking capabilities.
    -3 USB ports, and the Multi-card reader can read new SDHC cards
    -Built in mic and web camera (video from camera looks good)
    -Built-in Wifi worked well for me and web pages loaded quickly.
    -So portable and light… about the size of a small textbook.
    -Runs quiet and doesn’t get hot while running.

    -Badly placed and designed mouse buttons
    -No DVD or CD drive (but no netbooks available offer one)
    -Screen could be larger (an extra inch could go a long way)


    If you’re looking for an affordable and portable laptop that has enough processing power to run most applications, this mini-laptop might do the trick for you. It is perfect for the student that is always on the go… especially considering the long battery life. It’s probably not the right one for you if you run processing intensive software though… such as video editing or gaming software. Overall, the Acer Aspire is an amazing little laptop that is a wonder (even for us tech geeks) to see in action.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. WriterGirl says:

    I got this in a military store because I am constantly traveling and wanted a lighter laptop to stay in touch. Startup and shutdown are quicker than on larger laptops. I’m glad there is more than enough hard drive storage but the included battery could be larger. The 3-cell is actually perfect for the form but it only lasts about 2.5 hours of heavy use. I ordered a 6-cell to become my primary battery but the back sticks out and ruins the smooth look of the form. Some people complained about the buttons being on opposite sides of the touchpad but it hasn’t made any difference to the work I do since I use a mouse, which came with the computer. The only other drawback is the screen resolution. You have to be careful about loading any games that require a greater resolution than 1024 x 600. I have several favorites that can’t be loaded on this. However, Corel WordPerfect Suite X3 and Microsoft Office 2007 loaded just fine. It also comes with InterVideo WinDVD but it is only a trial edition-it used to be free-so I downloaded iTunes. There isn’t much bloatware so it didn’t take long for me to get rid of what I didn’t want. All in all, this is a great buy for a road warrior. If you think you’ll be away from a wall socket longer than 2 hours, get the model with the 6-cell battery.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  4. Mary Schoenfeldt says:

    I love this little thing!! Small,lightweight but powerful enough to do what I need it to do for work and for personal. In addition to general word processing, I will use it to do Power point presentations for work. And I’m actually looking forward to working on it sitting on an airplane, even if I’m stuck in the dreaded middle seat! I’m recommending it to everyone I know!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. B. Quinn says:

    GREAT machine, with one exception, which i discovered on a trip recently when i went to use dial-up to connect to the www. THERE IS NO MODEM! don’t know why i didn’t notice before, perhaps because specs above falsely state there is. anyway, must buy an external (very small) usb plug in 56K modem for circa $45, i insist on having dialup capability (hey, it ALWAYS WORKS, tho slow, and useful only for email. but when your dsl or t1 goes down, dialup ALWAYS WORKS)(did i say that it ALWAYS WORKS?) BUT GREAT MACHINE, all i wanted, cool, cool, cool. no flaws and well thought out, always a pleasure to experience good design and execution (except that the damn targus external cd/dvd is 1) at $149 half the cost of the computer, thus way too high, and 2) READ ONLY, ie no writing. but this is a netbook, you shouldn’t be copying CDs or DVDs on this machine anyway.) GREAT MACHINE!!!!!! BTW, they offer another acer aspire one with a 10.1″ screen now, careful comparing of specs and dimensions and viewing of pics reveal same keyboard just wider and taller case by about one-half inch in toto in each dimension to get (on the diagonal) 1″ more screen and to put touchpad buttons at bottom like some losers have been complaining about on this machine. slightly heavier (wouldn’t be noticable) and $20 more. exact same innards and specs (incl NO MODEM). make sure you buy the right size carry case, etc. but i like this one. SWEET. also, re the “form factor” of the 6 cell larger battery, it really adds a useful handle to the machine, and ain’t at all too big or protruding. i prefer it, esp considering the doubling of time you gain. GREAT MACHINE, soooo much nicer than the HP mini (and i am an HP fan). a home run, maybe with bases loaded – GRAND SLAM!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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