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I have one myself and also know of a few people who have one. I have been very impressed with it. I actually uninstalled Linux operating system and have tried various Microsoft ones including the soon to be released Windows 7. It copes fine with running normal tasks like Word, Excel and an Internet browser. I have one running very comfortable on XP and can do various tasks at once without noticing too much of a slowdown in performance. The screen although only 8.9" is very clear and bright, and although some people with eyesight problems may struggle it is quite easy to adjust in the main. Considering the size of the machine the keypad is surprisingly easy to use, again though I expect some people would struggle but if you can text you will find using this a breeze. They are very light, as you would expect, and really quiet. The built in webcam although not the best, is quite clear for normal day to day Skype or similar program usage. The hard drive is a decent size as they are meant for normal day to day use and not intensive computing. All in all for the price to performance ratio I would say it is very good. It is also very stylish, and will appeal to the younger generation who I expect they are really aimed at. I would say if you need to do more than basic computing like word processing, internet surfing, or watching DVD's then this is probably not for you, any gaming (apart from FreeCell and the like) is an obvious no no - again this is not a criticism as they are not designed for this. The model I am reviewing, I am finding hard to criticise as they do what they are designed to do very well - maybe one slight criticism is that it could possibly come with 2gb of memory as standard, although it is neither difficult or expensive to do this yourself. All in all a very good effort I think by by Acer. You can purchase one of these online for around £183 delivered.
Acer redefines mobile connectivity with Aspire one, the revolutionary netbook packed with fun and powerful computing features in a diminutive 8.9" form factor.
From the moment you switch it on, the Aspire one is ready to go in just 15 seconds. That's what the call a smart start. Once on, the interface is pure simplicity: a home screen divided into four areas that contain all the applications you need to stay connected, work, play, and organize your life on the road. And as your Aspire one is as unique as the way you use it, you can customize the applications on the home screen so that it's just right for you. Fast, simple and indescribably chic. That's your life with the Aspire one.