Acer is jumping into the ultra-low cost portable notebook market with the introduction of the new Acer Aspire one. Billed as an “all-new communication device”, the Aspire one measures 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14 inches and features an Intel Atom processor as well as your choice of Linux or Windows XP Home. The full specs are as follows:
  • 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi built-in
  • 8.9 inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display with 1024 x 600 resolution display
  • Acer CrystalEye webcam
  • Available initially in blue and white with brown and pink coming out later this year
  • Intel Atom processor
  • Linpus Linux OS or Windows XP Home
  • 512MB or 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB NAND flash or 80GB HDD
  • Memory card reader for SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD Picture Card
If you’re up for Linux, then you might enjoy Acer’s new easy to use interface for the Linpus Linux OS. The system also comes with one Mail software suite which can manage up to six email accounts with a single application interface. Other software features include Messenger for IM, OpenOffice 2.3, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office Trial 2007.
The new Acer Aspire one will become available during the third quarter with prices beginning at $379.
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