Acer Intros Aspire one Mini-Notebook

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Today Acer has dropped the gauntlet on the mini-notebook battlefield. Introducing the Aspire one, which joins the ranks of the MSI Wind as one of the most powerful mini-notebooks yet, thanks to its blazing Intel Atom processor. Acer offers configurations with up to 1.5GB of memory and your choice of an 8GB flash drive or an 80GB hard drive into a 2.2-pound system with an 8.9-inch LED-backlit display.

Running Windows XP or Linux, the Aspire one includes an 89 percent full-size keyboard, a webcam, and a slew of ports (including three USB, VGA, and a 5-in-1 card reader). Rated battery life is 3 hours—a bit meager compared with the Wind's 5-plus—but we're still eager to get our hands on this potential mini-masterpiece. Pricing starts at a venerable $379. Full specs and images after the jump, and stay tuned for our full review to see how it really holds up.

Update: We originally reported that the Aspire one keyboard is a 95 percent full-size keyboard. The keyboard is actually 89 percent full-size.

Acer Aspire one specs:

  • Starting price: $379
  • OS: Linpus Linux Lite or Windows XP Home
  • CPU: Intel Centrino Atom Single Core N270 (1.6 GHz, 533-MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
  • Memory: 512MB onboard DDR2 533-MHz SDRAM; upgradeable to 1GB/1.5GB
  • Display: 8.9-inch WSVGA (180-nit) TFT LCD, 1024 x 600-pixel resolution
  • Storage: NAND flash (4GB/8GB) or HDD (80GB)
  • Card Slots: 5-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
  • Ports: 3 USB, VGA, headphone/speaker/line-out, Ethernet, mic
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g
  • Battery: Three-cell Li-ion (optional 6-cell pack); AC adapter
  • Keyboard: 84-key, 95 percent full-size
  • Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.7 x 1.14 inches (for SKUs with NAND flash module)
  • Weight: 2.17 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year international travelers (ITW)


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  • McTigerlily Says:

    You can install your McAfee 2010 on a SanDisk or external drive from a computer that has a CD drive and then upload it to your mini netbook from the external drive. That's the only way (other than going to the company's website) I know how to do it. Website may be easier if you have the product ID information to go online and download it.

  • K. T. Bradford Says:

    Download the install file from the company's website!

  • anonomus Says:

    How do i put an antivirus thing on it(McAfee total protetion 2010)when it has no cd drive?

  • davidkline Says:

    Very cool machine. Fast, does everything a full size does and with usb peripherals available it well worth the money. Missed the internal modem right away but with a usb modem that was taken care of. Wondering about expandability because I've noticied access places on the bottom. Good job.

  • Mary Says:

    i have one, its the blue one...

    its actually quite slow, its pissing me off, i mean like compared to my dads toshiba, mines speed is like a turtles.....i just got it too....

    im not saying the laptop is bad, i think it may just be mine....not sure, besides the fact that its slow, its actually a really good computer

  • calvin arche Says:

    how to upgrade my pc aspire one acer 8gb.?or whats the best way to improve my laptop?you can send suggestion to this email ad do...thanks.

  • calvin arche Says:

    sir why is it my acer aspire one 8gb unit so slow? i used xp prof from linux., is there any way to improve my pc?or upgrading the memory?or hardrive?please help me.........

  • lucas oddiaga Says:

    the thing is good but its not connecting internet via broadband how do i connect it. If I want to install win xp how do i go about. please help but i love the mini notebook

  • Netbook Fan Says:

    I ordered the new 10 inch acer aspire one (AOD150) from this <a href="" rel="nofollow">Shop</a> and I'm very happy that I did not bought 8.9'' version. 10'' is just perfect for my eyes. The good thing is that 8.9-inch versions now are as low as 289$. This is a real bargain.

  • Foxxi Says:

    Can I still run my CorelDraw, Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Director etc seamlessly and without any compatibility issues on the Aspite One?

  • robert Says:

    no bluetoth?

  • Brooklyn pfister Says:

    yo mayne mine to yo!

  • DJ Blaze Says:

    yo da sh*t is dope mayne.i wreck o men it

  • Lee Yat Thong Says:

    What would be the price in Chinese yuan with Windows XP? And where can I purchase one in Beijing?

  • Cynthia Says:

    Where can I purchase the Acer Aspire one ppink mini laptop?

  • Xunilboon Says:

    This is looking good, does anyone know how it compares to the EeePC 901?
    Any more solid specs on the Dell?
    Non soldered memory is the way to go.

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