[nSLUG] Acer Aspire One was: Dell Inspiron 1525N w/ Ubuntu 8.04?

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Wed Aug 13 19:10:44 ADT 2008


I was considering one of these for a light portable, and, when I'm at home,
drive my lcd tv with mythfrontend.

Can you tell me the max resolution you can drive the vga port?

Robin


On Wed, 13 Aug 2008 12:10:30 -0300 (ADT), Dop Ganger <nslug at fop.ns.ca>
wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Aug 2008, Stephen Gregory wrote:
> 
>> On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 08:14:10AM -0300, Dop Ganger wrote:
>>>
>>> My latest acquisition is an Acer Aspire One; 512 meg of RAM, 8 gig SSD,
>>> 1.6 gig dual core Atom, 2 SD card slots, 3 USB, webcam, wifi, nic, 3G.
>>
>> Staples carries this as well.
> 
> Ah, there was nothing out there when I ordered it a couple of weeks ago,
> and the reviews looked more positive than the Eee's.
> 
>>> For my next trick, I shall try to tether it via Bluetooth stick to my
>>> Windows Mobile phone
>>
>> If you are have decent with a soldering iron there is a spare USB
>> connection inside the Aspire One.
> 
> Yeah, I've seen that on one of the forums, but I didn't pay for the
laptop
> so I'm loath to start hacking on it too much ;-)
> 
>> How do you find the speed of the SSD? I have heard that the SSD is
>> terribly slow.
> 
> I haven't seen it being a problem. The write speed isn't anything
stellar,
> but read is quite nippy - I think it's somewhere in the region of 15
> seconds from hitting the power button to it being up and running in X. A
> couple of quick and dirty speed tests:
> 
> time dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1M count=1024
> 
> 1.1 gig in 133.098S, 8.1MB/s (bear in mind there was probably some write
> caching going on so take that with a pinch of salt)
> 
> time dd if=test of=/dev/null bs=1M count=1024
> 1.1 gig, 28.744s, 37.4MB/s
> 
> The other option I'm toying with is a RAID0 array on a couple of SD
cards,
> since it has two slots...
> 
> Cheers... Dop.
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