Acer Aspire One: Part I Unboxing and RAM Upgrade

Posted by Tejus Parikh on September 11, 2008

So I finally did it.  I’ve been keen on getting a netbook since, well, 2004 when my old Fujitsu P2120 started to get a little old and slow.  Every time I went to replace it, I just balked at the price.  For the first 5 years of ownership, it would have cost me $2,000 to get something that was anywhere near as small, which was okay.  The real downside was in that five years, I still wouldn’t get anything significantly faster.

Then came the OLPC.  That was quickly followed with the ASUS eee.  Now we have the MSI Wind, HP 2133, Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and the one I bought, the Acer Aspire One.

Whats great about this wave of netbook is that they are both somewhat useful and very resonably priced. I got my Acer for $344 (incl shipping) on Newegg.com. For a fully featured, functional computer, that’s really cheap. I just had to get it. And since I had a spare 1G stick of RAM hanging around, I just had to take it apart, too.

If you’re brave, and don’t care about the warranty, there’s a good <a href=”http://qik.com/video/161904”>video</a> on how to pull it apart on the <a href=”http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/08/14/modding-the-acer-aspire-one-bluetooth/”>tnkgrl blog</a>.

Now for the pictures:

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That’s all for part one.  Part II will be my review.

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