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News Acer to launch new Aspire Ones

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 3 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. yuusou

    yuusou Well-Known Member

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    Netbooks have been showing up faster than my grandma can pop her daily pills.
     
  3. Narishma

    Narishma New Member

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    "Graphics are nothing to write home about, being provided by an Intel GMA500 chip – although anyone interested in running one of the new netbook-oriented Linux distros will be pleased by Intel's excellent Linux driver support."

    I find this sentence surprising as the GMA 500 is one of the worst supported Intel chips on Linux.
    http://www.happyassassin.net/2009/0...omprehensive-summary-as-to-why-youre-screwed/
    That article is a few months old, so it's possible the situation improved a bit since then, but I've not heard anything about it.
     
  4. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Strange - my only personal experience is with older Intel graphics chips, which have been great. I do know someone who has a GMA500 and is running Ubuntu on it fine - I note that the person who wrote that article seems to have something against Ubuntu and attempted to hack their driver to work with Mobilin. Whether that had something to do with it I don't know.

    That particular issue aside, I stand by my statement - Intel's commitment to open source support is above and beyond anything offered by nVidia or AMD/ATI - both of whom offer only proprietary, binary-blob drivers for the majority of their cards. Intel, on the other hand, has an entire website dedicated to open source drivers for their graphics hardware.
     
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    koola Banned

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    That's exactly what my sister said when I bought her a netbook for her birthday... haha
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Aspire One 751 is now on my list of Netbooks to consider, the other being the 10" ASUS Touch Screen model when it comes out but this Acer is a bit ahead of it now.
     
  7. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Yay or the larger resolution. Boo for the larger physical size.
     
  8. pendragon

    pendragon I pickle they

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    I'm really liking their 10" models
     
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    Surely I'm not the only person to be holding off on netbooks for their poor resolutions? Maybe its because I want one that can do more than just browse websites but 1024x600 is really limiting for most programs. Now all I really want is an AAO 11" based on ION.
     
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