Which one should I buy??? Help a newbie please

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    Hallo evrybodies,
    I'm Italian and I'm going to buy an Aspire One but I have to decide which is better:

    - A110L + external usb HD 120GB = 284€ + 40€ = 324€
    or
    - A150L = 320€ (only available in sapphire blu)

    I made a list of pros and cons

    A110 PRO:
    +lighter
    +I can buy the external HD in a second moment and lets brathe my wallet.
    +White
    +Battery should last more since it is SSD
    +I can treat it worse since it hasn't a fragile magnetic HD


    A150 PRO
    +Cheaper in the end
    +Probably I can put on the HD more apps
    +I can install windows XP since it has a bigger bootable HD
    +Less things to bring in the bag
    +A bigger Hd I think it mean a faster machine

    There are other things I should keep in mind?

    Would You like to help me? Are my Pros corrected?
     
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    It all depends on what you want to do with the One.

    What are your requirements, what do you need the one for?
     
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    Things I plan to do with the ONE:

    Internet and mail.
    Instant messaging
    Read and study University materials (pdf, slides, e-book) whitout print all the sheets.
    Store my photos (I use a dslr so I mostly use RAW so I need to install a software like Lightroom(better choice) or Ufraw)
    Write down text documents.
    Menage my ipod.
    Watch a movie when I'm in long queues or in trains or buses

    That's all.
     
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    The 110 will do all of what you need but space is limited so these are for a non HDD version:
    Internet and mail.
    Instant messaging
    Read and study University materials (pdf, slides, e-book).
    Write text documents.

    If you add an external HDD you can store extra music, movies and raw files, so the following are also OK:
    Store my photos (I use a dslr so I mostly use RAW so I need to install a software like Lightroom(better choice) or Ufraw)
    Manage your ipod.

    BUT - you will have to keep the number of images and audio files under control.

    If you want to watch movies while moving (or in a queue) then the internal HDD is better.

    Lightroom won't like the atom cpu that much, but more importantly the One's screen is just to small for Lightroom.

    Battery life on a 3 cell is about 2:30 so the 6 cell may be a better option.
    There is a 160gb One available soon ( acer say).
     
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    You say Atom won't like Lightroom...

    So, do this means that atom is limited in its compatibility with windows apps?
    For example software like:

    C compilers
    Matlab (earlier version)
    PSpice
    and so on aren't compatible at all with the ATOM?

    These are programs that could bring me to buy a 150 but if they are incompatible I will go for the 110.

    Also I wonder if software tath are used rarely could be installed on an external usb hard drive.
    For example, is possible install a program on an usb hard drive and launch it only when the HD is connected?
     
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    Just that it will be slower than usual.

    No, usually just slower.

    Not a compatibility issue on the software I use, not likely on other software (of course it will depend if there is any H/W specific coding).

    To be honest there are more limitations in the use of XP (but I can't stand M$).
    Try running the software and get back here and let us know.

    You have to remember the One is not designed to run all of this stuff, the design brief was not for a full blown machine.
    It's just that many of us like pushing the limits :)





    Possible.

    Remember there is a bigger one (160gb) with a bigger battery.
     
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