Since the introduction of ultra portable computer, Acer Aspire One AOA150-1635 8.9-Inch Netbook has steal attention of many people. Its small size and light weight are the major factors why this netbook is very famous. With a dimension of 6.7 x 9.8 x 1.1 inches and only 2.2 pounds in weight, this little machine is truly just like a book. However rather than using paper as its material, it uses electronic computer and has an internet capabilities. Hence it is called a netbook.
The idea to make an ultra portable computer is to provide a gadget which is easy enough, small enough and light enough to be carried anywhere but still allows the user to use daily application ands connected to the internet. Because of its simplicity, there are some features, which are normally found on bigger laptop, not available as a built-in component in this netbook. An optical drive or CD/DVD drive is an example. They are available as a separate interface which can be connected via USB. If you don’t want the hassle, simply choose its bigger brother Acer Aspire One AOD 150-1577 10 Inch Netbook. It is only 1.1 inch bigger but already has a DVD drive.
As part of the portability, the battery life is also an important consideration. To provide a longer battery life, Acer chooses to use Intel Atom Processor to horse this baby. Atom processor uses only 2.5 watts of power, compare to 35 watts consumed by Intel Core Duo. However, the Atom processor is not as strong as nor as fast as the Core Duo. It is design to accommodate light to moderate application not a heavy one and that is also a reason why the RAM is also not big. The installed RAM is 1 GB and the max is 1.5 GB. To upgrade the RAM of this netbook is quite a hassle as you have to dismount the case, and to remember that the processor cannot run very fast, I would recommend you to leave the RAM as it is. Remember that ultra portability is the main concern in this netbook.
Even though the product is very small, Acer manages to slide big data storage into this tiny machine. That’s right, Acer Aspire One AOA150-1635 8.9-Inch Netbook comes with a 160 GB of hard drive. The huge space is very convenient to save a lot of resources, such as music, movies, photos or other files. In this case, this will not be just a second computer for you but can also act as an external hard drive.
Some features of Acer Aspire One AOA150-1635 8.9-Inch Netbook include: 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB Hard Drive, 1.3 Megapixel camera, SDHC and multi-format media readers, 802.11b/g, Ethernet, three USB 2.0, VGA, and 3.5mm audio out, Windows XP Home, 6 Cell Battery.