[Nottingham] Advice on best tablet sub £150

Richard Hodgson rich at dearinternet.com
Wed Mar 23 14:52:55 UTC 2011

I've got Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop on my Acer Aspire One A150 (same as the A110,
but with a 160GB HDD instead of the SSD, I think?), upgraded to 1.5GB of
RAM. It's not the fastest in the world (not surprising, given it's a single
core Atom), but it works. Just don't expect the same level of multitasking
you might get with a larger laptop/desktop. Also, there are high capacity
batterie you can order from China if you're willing to wait. Totally worth
it in my opinion for 9-odd hours of battery life!

And at risk of blasphemy, Windows 7 runs pretty well on it too ;)

On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 14:40, e-mail gadget.pat <gadget.pat at ntlworld.com>wrote:

> Thanks for the replies from both Martin and Richard.  I will take a
> closer look this afternoon at the websites mentioned.
> To answer the questions asked, I just wanted to be able to keep in
> contact with family via skype (hence the camera and wifi) and be able
> to deal with issues  back home via email if required.  I wanted the
> tablet / MID option due to weight and space for the flight. My laptop
> would have been the only hand luggage I could have brought on the
> plane.  I also just needed a cheap option that did it's best and if
> got broken, was not a huge amount to lose, as it will be having a
> rough time / journey while away.
> I am also going to quickly try the netbook route with UNR 10.10 on an
> acer one A110.  Not sure if it can take it as yet but will be trying
> the install later tonight.  It has been upgraded with xtra mem but the
> cpu might not be the best option but it is all I have available to
> hand at the mo.
> Will give a quick update on the result and decisions made etc, soon.
> An aside, has anyone else had problems sending email in the last few
> days with the Virgin service?  I have had to log on through the web
> interface to send a reply as Thunderbird says there is a problem.  I
> don't have time to sort it now, but it is annoying.
> Thanks again,
> Pat
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