Recently my gf bought the basic 8Gb NAND storage model for £249.99\nfrom PC World.\n\nHere's my impression.\n\n1. Nice build-quality;\n\n2. Awesome screen;\n\n3. Keyboard a bit flexy;\n\n4. Battery life about 2.5 hours - probably a tad more after proper\nconditioning;\n\n5. Linpus Linux naff IMHO. Few apps and the usual hassle installing\nmore/updating etc. Linux geeks should be okay though...provided they\ncan connect to the update server (we couldn't);\n\n6. This model will run Win XP Pro SP2 fine (we tried it). Drivers from\nAcer Thai site;\n\n7. Webcam rubbish (only 0.3 megapixels);\n\n8. Under Linpus Linux neither the internal nor an external mic will\nrecord sound to webcam app (apparently mics only work with Skype and\nMessaging services). An external mic works okay with XP Pro. But sound\nquality is awful. The internal mic still produces only a hissing\nnoise. Even in the highest quality setting webcam video was dead\njerky. So altogether webcam seems pretty useless - unless you like\nmaking duff silent vid clips;\n\n9. Connected effortlessly to local WLAN;\n\n10. Easy to restore damaged installations. Will boot from a USB stick.\nInstructions included;\n\n11. Documentation sparse;\n\n12. Acer UK support virtually non-existent at the mo. No one there had\n'even seen an Aspire One yet'. So they couldn't help. We were invited\nto call a premium rate number next day for more info. Although the\nhardware is guaranteed for a year, the software is not, apparently,\nguaranteed at all. Hence you has to pay plenty for help with it;\n\n13. Sapphire Blue colour looks mighty cool;\n\nOn the whole quite a quaint little unit and just about acceptable - to\nsome perhaps - for the originally intended launch price of £199. But,\ngiven the above, way OTT at £250. So - back to the shop it went, and\nshe's now saving for an Asus eeePc 901. A wise move here methinks.\n\nHowever, when this Aspire One becomes more available in the\nmarketplace I guess the price will fall to a level that could make it\na good buy for those just wanting rudimentary facilities in a neat\npackage, and who can live with the shortcomings described. Cos let's\nbe honest…\n\nThe competition is bags more expensive and there's no doubt: the 'One'\nhas a definite 'charm' that's impossible to explain.