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How are Atom N and Z processors different?

What is the main difference between the Intel Atom Z series processors used in the Acer Aspire One 751 and the Atom N series in the Acer Aspire One AOD250? Performance-wise, which is better? The Z-series Atom processor are smaller chips built for Mobile Internet Devices, while the Atom N chips target the larger Netbook […]

Installing Windows 7 beta via USB pen drive

Grab yourself a 4GB (or bigger) USB 2.0 thumbdrive, reformat it as FAT32, and simply copy the contents of the Windows 7 Beta ISO image to the memory stick using xcopy e:\ f:\ /e /f (where e: was the DVD drive and f: was the removable drive location). Not only was it easy to boot and […]

How To: Read “Full view” Google books offline

This HowTo shows you how to read “Full view” Google books offline. (thanks to rlwc on the message forum for posting it) Google has taken on the task of digitizing (scanning) all of the world’s books and making them available at their http://books.google.com website. The AA1 is great for reading these books via a web […]

Aspire One: Installing and Running Windows XP

Getting Windows XP installed, however, does not. I do not have an external CD/DVD reader (I’m the world’s worst geek, I collect old, outdated computer peripherals, not new ones that would actually be useful), so I needed to install Windows XP using an USB stick. You’d think that in 2008 this would be trivial, but […]

Ten tweaks for a new Acer Aspire One

Hands on Acer’s Aspire One is ready to go out of the box, but if you’ve opted for the Linux version and you’re new to the OS, you may be wondering how to started. Here are ten things to try. Before we start, a warning. Later tips involve working with Linux configuration files, which do […]

How to add RAM to the Acer Aspire One netbook

The Acer Aspire One netbook. It’s inexpensive, it’s tiny, and the base-level version only comes with 512MB of RAM. I cracked open the case, voided the warranty, and added an extra gigabyte. Watch the above video to see how. More details after the jump.   Tools Needed Small Philips screwdriver Two small flathead screwdrivers (or […]

Acer Aspire One – Ubuntu netbook

ACER’s Aspire One is a solid netbook, but it can be much more. In the last two weeks, I’ve been using it as a full notebook, running office applications, editing digital photos, surfing the Web and watching videos on a robust, full-featured system. The remarkable thing is, I’m doing it on a such a small, […]

Ace in the hole

IT’S difficult to write about the Aspire One from Acer without gushing. Out of the box, this mini-notebook is the perfect traveling companion for anyone who simply needs to surf the Web, send e-mail and perform typical office tasks such as typing up documents, working on spreadsheets or giving a presentation. Its compact size—6.7″x9.8″ and […]

Installing Windows Vista On The MSI Wind / Acer Aspire One

TrustedReviews has a nice little guide how to install Microsoft Vista operating system onto the MSI WInd (same method applies for the Acer Aspire One as well.) Though to be honest Vista even on a normal desktop PC doesn’t even run that well. Anyhow the guide is here to read.