posted by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jan 2009 15:36 UTC
IconOne of the most successful netbooks around is the Acer Aspire One. The Aspire One is a rather surprise hit for Acer, and probably has something to do with the aggressive pricing policies of the company, and the fact that you actually get a very sturdy and decent netbook for the money. Acer formally took the wraps off the Aspire One's successor, the 10" variant.

The new Aspire One has several new features, most prominently the bigger 10" screen (compared to its 8.9" predecessor). The device also has a new design, but it's clearly still an Aspire One. Several of the most prominent shortcomings of the device have been fixed; the touchpad keys are now underneath the touchpad, and the expansion slot are easily accessible from underneath the device (sanity! Sanity!).

Acer Aspire One 10

When it comes to internal specifications, it's a fairly bog-standard Intel Atom netbook. It sports the well-known 1.6Ghz Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 1024x600pix resolution, 160GB HDD, and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi. Rumour has it the new AA1 will be fitted with the newer Atom N280 processor, but that one isn't out of Intel's fabs yet.

Acer is fairly mum on remainder information, such as whether or not a Linux model will be available, or a possible SSD option. Pricing information is also unknown, but there's a rumour going around that Acer wants to keep its netbook offering clear and simple, and may opt for discontinuing the 8.9" models, from which you could conclude that the new 10" model would stick at the same pricepoint as the old models.

In any case, all I needed to know was that it comes in a completely red model. Where can I place my order?

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