Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Acer Launching AMD-based Aspire One Netbook?

Acer Launching AMD-based Aspire One Netbook?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix on Acer Aspire One

I decided to give the latest version of Ubuntu Remix a shot on my AOA150. My results have been great so far.

From Zen and the Acer Aspire One

You can download the ISO and installation instructions here Ubunto 9.10 Netbook Remix

In my case I already had Windows 7 installed and I wanted to do a dual boot scenario. So prior to installation I went to Disk Management under manage computer to resize the Windows 7 partition. I shrank the primary partition 48 Gb to allow that space for the Ubuntu installation. You can choose what ever size you want withing allowable limits of your Disk. After resizing I rebooted and started the installation as per the instructions about for a USB disk installation.

Bammm... the installation went smoothly without a hiccup. And much to my surprise everything worked, right out of the box so to speak. Video, Sound, Wireless, Bluetooth, and Camera were right there. I was pleased.

The only problem I did encounter was the netbook would not go into sleep mode. A little research on the Ubuntu forums found a couple possible solutions. I upgraded the Bios as per the Acer support documentation, but no joy. A little more reading pointed me to SDHC card mounted in the left hand slot. I normally keep a 8GB SDHC card there. After removing that, well that did it. Now I can normally suspend the netbook by closing the display or selecting the suspend option via the menus.

The dual boot option was easy during install as the Ubuntu install detected the disk arrangement and asked if I wanted to do a side by side installation. I selected that, and ran the rest of the install by choosing the defaults.

For anyone that might be hesitant to try Ubuntu on their Acer Aspire One, I would advise you not to worry. If your installation goes as trouble free as mine, and I see no reason why it should not, you too ... will be pleasantly surprised.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Acer Aspire One 532G LetsGoMobile

Acer Aspire One 532G LetsGoMobile:
"Last year, the netbook appeared to be at the beginning of a large breakthrough. A year later, the opposite seems to be the case. The notebooks have become smaller and have actually been taking over the place that the netbooks should have been filling."

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Acer Aspire One 532g gets leaked European pricing | Electronista

Acer Aspire One 532g gets leaked European pricing | Electronista

Acer Aspire One 532g gets leaked European pricingElectronista (blog)The recently revealed Aspire One 532g from Acer, which carries the distinction of being the first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion 2 platform, has been priced for ...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Acer Aspire One 542G Ion 2 Netbook Hands-on | TheLinkExperts.co.uk

Acer Aspire One 542G Ion 2 Netbook Hands-on | TheLinkExperts.co.uk:

Since nVidia’s Ion technology was released last year, we haven’t seen that many netbooks that have taken advantage of it. The Acer Aspire One 524G is the first Ion-based netbook we’ve seen in a little while, in fact, and was released at Mobile World Congress last week. To find out more about the Acer Aspire On 542G, and to see photographs of it in action, read on after the jump…

The Acer Aspire One 542G is a 10.1-inch netbook, and although the styling is more underwhelming than the Acer Aspire One 531, the fact it features nVidia’s Ion 2 technology makes it more appealing than a lot of its rivals."

Friday, February 26, 2010


Hands on: Acer Aspire One 532G review
TechRadar UK
Originally netbooks came on to the scene as secondary devices to your normal computer. And while, to some extent, this does still seem ...

Acer Aspire One 532G Ion 2 netbook: hands-on!
The Acer Aspire One 532G netbook slipped out quietly at Mobile World Congress last week, in amongst all the Android phones and 4G fanfare. ...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Acer Aspire One Laptop Review | Latest News

Acer Aspire One Laptop Review | Latest News: "If you need a low-cost as well as thick ultra-portable laptop then look at Acer Aspire One Laptop. It comes equipped with an 8.9-inch WSVGA High-Bright LED backlit TFT display that offers the resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It uses the built-in Mobile Intel 82801GBM graphics chipset."

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Acer Aspire One 532G: Netbook with ION 2 Dedicated Graphics | Hardware Canucks

Acer Aspire One 532G: Netbook with ION 2 Dedicated Graphics | Hardware Canucks:

"The new Acer Aspire One 532G sets the netbook trend in the digital world where Hi-Def viewing online is growing dramatically. Acer presents the world’s first netbook with dedicated next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics acceleration enabling users to enjoy Hi-Def content online as well as playback at 720p; alternatively, connect through HDMI output to a secondary Hi-Def TV/LCD monitor for sharing Hi-Def content with friends at a larger 1080p resolution."

Tuesday, February 2, 2010