[linux-neuchatel] Cheap Acer netbooks at Migros

Marc SCHAEFER schaefer at alphanet.ch
Sun Jul 31 16:08:44 CEST 2011

On trouve un laptop Acer à 222.- à la Migros, qui semble parfaitement
supporter Ubuntu.  Ci-dessous un extrait du message de SWINOG.

Subject: [swinog] Cheap Acer netbooks at Migros
Reply-To: Stanislav Sinyagin <ssinyagin at yahoo.com>

Migros is selling a cheap netbook for CHF 222.-
Acer Aspire One AOD 255E-13DQws
1024x600 screen, 1GB RAM, 250GB disk
6-cell battery (!)

It's a perfect device for remotely-controlled network tests, like
packet capture or any telnet/snmp/SIP/perlscript testing
scenarios that you like.

Ubuntu runs immediately with full hardware support.

CentOS 5 would not run: "atl1c" NIC driver is missing, so those
pre-configured Asterisk boxes won't run.

Windows, of course, gets thrown away immediately :)

Usually you get a 3-cell battery in a 300-franks notebook, but
this one is coming with a decent 6-cell one. It's enough to watch
movies for 4 hours in a row.

1024x600 screen is too smal for any real work, but quite good for
Internet browsing and perfect for movies.

RAM is easy to upgrade to 2GB, but watch out the RAM clocking. As
far as I recall, CL9 works, and others do not. The easiest way to
check is to open the box and see what's inside.

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