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

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aspire-one-ao751h-0501We'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. aspire-one-ao751h-023Features 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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  • Bill Says:

    I bought one at WalMart for$398.00. It has 2GB Ram and 250GB HDD Windows Vista Home and the Atom 260 processor. I absolutely love it. Salesman at W-m said they would no longer carry them when current supply is gone. Don't know why.

  • Geo Says:

    Oh, there's a May 20 mention at Crunchgear (http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/05/20/is-acers-116-inch-netbook-being-recalled/) that apparently there was a marketing goof with some incorrect stickers on some of the 11.6" model's boxes that resulted in Acer pulling it from some Wal-Marts that had the 11.6" model on display.

    "UPDATE: Here’s the word, directly from Acer:
    It’s not a recall, per se - there’s an incorrect marketing sticker on some of the boxes. Acer is remedying this - the products will be back on shelves next week."
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    So they should be in U.S. stores about now, but if they're not, they might still be fixing the sticker problem.

  • Geo Says:

    >>>Did I miss something? Where’s the availabilty info?

    I've been trying to track that down too.

    A May 1 Endgadget item mentioned it would hit European stores later this month, but said Acer hadn't given a U.S. release date yet.

  • Paul Says:

    Did I miss something? Where's the availabilty info?

  • Glenn Says:

    The 751h seems very attractive, assuming an 1.6GHz or more version is available for a reasonable price. Not interested in that 1.2GHz version they mention here. Also, doesn't seem to be available yet.

    I personally would prefer the extra screen resolution vs. the 1024x600 on typical netbooks, which just doesn't have enough vertical resolution especially for web browsing. The x768 should help quite a bit.

    I don't know right now whether I'd prefer a 10.2" 720p netbook like the Dell Mini 10 or HP 2140 versions that have just recently become available, or an 11.6". I haven't yet seen a review (hint hint) of the 720p resolution on a 10" screen. Obvious question--is it highly squint-worthy? If so, I'd probably want to see one of these 11-inchers in the flesh. I take my 9" Dell Mini 9 places I wouldn't take a regular laptop, and part of the reason is the size. I just wouldn't want something that is that physically big. Don't know if 11.6" crosses that threshold or not yet.

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