Pros Nice neat clear screen pc, lightweight and quite compatible with available WiFis found thru several countries. Keyboard is just the smallest I can use w ease.
Cons The side clicks on the touchboard are unnatural!
Lack of bluetooth drivers on the market and in the pc ... linux is not a well supported software if you want to buy a wireless mouse.
Battery life could be better but not that bad.
Summary I find it quite useful having a "hiddeable", ie small, pc that allows me to go into cafes and communicate with wifi. I carry it with me in my motorcycle and it seems sturdy and is very light and handy.
I am going thru 5 countries in 3 months and can only carry a backpack on my bike while sometimes staying in "unsafe" places. Thus the small size, good screen, good keyboard, good software preinstallation and sturdy case make for a good companion.
Pros $340 price, portability/size, Linux safety
Cons battery life
Summary >The Linux-based system wasn't able to run >our usual suite of benchmarks (which use >Windows and Mac
Can you people at CNET join the 21st century?
Is it too much to ask to get software to benchmark it or just shut up about it instead of shifting the blame 'it wasnt able to run' excuse. Does the Mac run the Windows software or do you have a specific version for it?
The EEE came out last halloween and there will be 20 manufacturers carrying Linux by the end of the year, so can CNET join the game or still find excuses?
As for the One, I had it for the weekend and it was exactly as advertised. If you want to work on something for 30-60mins, this is the machine. Surfing, chat/IM/video calls, email and web based apps, its the same as the others.
It feels more solid than the original inch EEE but not as solid as the 799$ Mininote and the blue shell is nice and sleek. Keyboards are smallish like most but nice feedback. Screen seems vibrant. Webcam is low res but still fine to talk to friends. Speakers sound a bit tinny.
It has a high 'fun' factor and draws people around it instantly.
High marks to the Linpus Lite Linux which ran very nicely on 512mb ram (I have a 10 year old T21 Thinkpad that runs Linux so this 'beast' shouldnt have trouble running). My friend bought it for his wife and wanted me to put the Ubuntu netbook Remix that my wife uses and after playing around with it my wife asks him why?
The Linpus is basic and super easy to use and even my kids loved the games. The fact that it is Linux means peace of mind with virus, spyware, malware, trojans and the rest of the Windows world goodies. The irrational fear tech pundits have of Linux is funny when you see people at Staples playing with it all day. The kid there tells me that most people dont realize its not Windows.
I'm waiting for DELL to announce their 299$ machine but if they drag their feet, then the $349 Acer One will be our choice.
Of course, every shipment since July 12 has sold out so we could be waiting a while..
Pros Lowly priced.
Cons I just wanted to make it clear to people who have owned this product (myself included) and obtained a bad impression of Linux from it that this is NOT the best Linux has to offer. It's not even close.
Linux is a fabulous thing. There are many different f
Summary Linpus is a disaster. Change to a newer, better, Linux distro.
Pros Small and easy to handle good for travel. Battery life time is ok.
Cons Already had battery replaced, issue with screen(vertical stripes that show up once in a while). Sent netbook for repair and Acer replaced video chip. Almost 1.5yr after purchase same failue with dispay shows up. Out of warranty means 99$ for repair.
Summary Do not recommend the acer to anyone unless they offer a 5 year warranty with it. You will spent hours of chattingon the ACER support website before you are able to send your unit for repair. Good luck.
Pros Looks. Size. Boot up speed.
Cons Battery life was almost nil. It went dead before the year was over
Summary Bought the product as it looked good and it was an Acer! Disappointed that it could not run most printers (OS was Linux) and the battery went dead before the year was over.