Computex: Acer unveils Aspire one low-cost notebook

Acer Aspire one

Asus and MSI were not the only ones unveiling new low-cost (or not-so-low-cost) notebooks at Computex. Acer also unveiled its Aspire one, its first entry into this increasingly crowded market. The Aspire one is an all-new communication device designed to provide a true mobile and wireless experience through continuous access to the Internet no matter where you are.

The first Aspire one model will be powered by an Intel Atom processor and either the Linpus Linux Lite (with a user interface developed by Acer) or Windows XP Home operating systems. It will also come with an 8.9-inch display (resolution: 1024×600), the choice of an 8GB SSD or 80GB hard drive, 512MB RAM or 1GB RAM options, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, a webcam, and a 5-in-1 media reader. It measures 24 x 17 centimeters and weighs just under one kilogram. Acer plans to make the Aspire one available in a number of colours including sapphire blue, seashell white, golden brown and coral pink.

Pricing will start at USD$379 when it goes on sale in Q3 this year.

Future models are expected to add WiMAX and 3G data connectivity options later this year.

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