Originally Posted by MindoverMaster
Acer has a 1GB limit. ASUS has a 2GB limit. You will be able to run Win 7, but not well. It will be slow, I know, I once had a Netbook. You will not get above 2GB, mostly, in Netbooks. Any laptop you can get at $300 will not be worth it.
Why not skip the updates, and just get a laptop that has these features you want? You can get a laptop under $500 with those features you want.
I'm fine with 2GB. If the option were there for 4GB I may have taken it. The memory is cheap, why not get the most out of it. The reason for not going laptop is, although compact, if I can go with something more easily manageable I will. This is also impart to budget. I'm finding a laptop with CPU speeds of up to 1.66GHz< being over $300. Also, this will simply be a secondary PC. Given the performance of my primary PC, a legit laptop just isn't feasible to me.
If I can find Windows XP to put on a Netbook I will do that over Windows 7. Or worse, Windows 7 starter full of bloatware.
EDIT: Also the RAM on the Acer Aspire One seems to be upgradable to 4GB with a compatible OS. Or so says the reviews. I would imagine more heat would become an issue.