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CompBio
February 22nd, 2011, 09:41 PM
I'm looking for a small, inexpensive laptop/netbook I can carry easily between home and school. Based on price and general comments I've narrowed my search to the Acer Aspire One D255 or the Asus eee 1001PX or 1001PXB. (All are available for under $280 online.)

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-AOD255-2509-10-1-Inch-Netbook-Diamond/dp/B0041DZTWG/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IZUMMKYO370ZF&colid=31NTXQD5HV268

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-1001PX-EU27-WT-10-1-Inch-Netbook-White/dp/B004HLBV2Y/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I26YA9MDCUCASG&colid=31NTXQD5HV268

I really liked the Lenovo Ideapad S10-3 0647-2BU -- possibly worth the extra $$, but evidently it's had major issues with Ubuntu.

http://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Ideapad-0647-2BU-10-1-Inch-Netbook/dp/B003N2OVMU/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=I3VUO5MIVO45EJ&colid=31NTXQD5HV268

From searching the forums here and elsewhere it appears these machines have had some major driver issues with Ubuntu 10.10, especially with Wifi connections. Evidently eeebuntu was the only safe bet for awhile. However, I see from the compatibility list that people are now reporting success with these models using Ubuntu 10.10.

My main question is: are there still issues with the Acer or the Asus, or will I be pretty safe using Ubuntu 10.10 with either one?

CompBio
February 24th, 2011, 04:31 PM
Wow. No response at all? Surely someone is using one of these machines?

Well, I went ahead and ordered the ASUS. I'll report back once I've tried it out.

fmdex2011
March 1st, 2011, 04:23 AM
I got the Acer Aspire One AOD255E and installed ubuntu 10.10 desktop version wiping out Win 7 completely

So far no problems yet, now I am looking to upgrade from 1GB (stock) to 2GB of memory

How are things with the ASUS? :)

CompBio
March 1st, 2011, 09:07 PM
The Asus EEE arrived the other day. It's got Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Remix installed and everything appears to work pretty well.

However, I have noticed that the wireless connection sometime flakes out. Once it's connected it stays connected, but if I shut down the laptop for awhile and reboot it sometimes fails to connect. If I shut it down again and come back a few hours later, it's fine again.

Hard to say if that's an Ubuntu issue or an ASUS problem. My other laptop (Acer Aspire 5736) has no such problem running normal Ubuntu 10.10.

So there you have it -- the ASUS EEE 1001PX appears to run Ubuntu 10.10 netbook remix pretty smoothly.