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Acer Announces Pricing, Availability for 11.6-inch Aspire One AO751h

We've already brought your our initial hands-on impressions of the world's first 11.6-inch netbook, but now Acer has made the pricing and final specs official for its 2.8-pound Aspire One A0751h (starting at $349). The leading netbook maker has also announced pricing for its thinner and lighter 10-incher, the 2.4-pound Aspire One A0D250 (starting at $298). So what's the big deal about another inch of screen? According to Acer, users will appreciate the extra real estate and extra pixels (1366 x 768) for having multiple windows open simultaneously and for surfing the Web with less scrolling. The other important benefit is that the A0751h has a full-size keyboard. A configuration with a 6-cell battery (good enough for 8 hours of battery life) will sell for $379. That's a good price given the system's relatively large screen size--and that it's only an inch thin. Read on for more details and full specs for both machines.

Features that apply to both the 11-inch and 10-inch model include your choice of colors (Diamond Black, Ruby Red, Sapphire Blue, and Seashell White), a multi-gesture touchpad, Crystal Eye webcam, and a soft-touch palm rest for a more comfy typing experience. Stay tuned for full reviews of both netbooks. Acer Aspire One AO751h-1192 Specifications Intel® Atom™ Processor Z520  (1.22GHz, 490MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache) Genuine Microsoft Windows XP® Home (Service Pack 3) 11.6-inch WXGA 16:9 ratio Acer CrystalBrite™ High Definition LED back-lit TFT LCD (1364 x 768 resolution) Mobile Intel® US15W Express Chipset 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader and Dedicated SD Card Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera Two Built-in Stereo Speakers Three USB 2.0 Ports 6-cell Li-ion Battery (5200mAh) 11.18” (W) x 7.79” (D) x 1” (H) Sapphire Blue One-Year Standard Warranty Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $379.99 Acer Aspire One AOD250-1042 Specifications Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache) Genuine Microsoft Windows XP® Home (Service Pack 3) 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 ratio Acer CrystalBrite™ LED back-lit TFT LCD (1024x600 resolution) Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera Two Built-in Stereo Speakers Three USB 2.0 Ports 3-cell Li-ion Battery (2600 mAh) 10.17” (W) x 7.24” (D) x 1” (H) Ruby Red One-Year Standard Warranty Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $298.00

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