Acer Aspire One Netbook Has Windows 7, Intel Atom N450
Acer's newest Aspire One netbooks, the AO532h-based
series, run Microsoft's Windows 7 Starter, Intel's new
energy-efficient Atom N450 processor, and offer several connectivity and
Mobility and all-day performance are Acer's major
boasts with the netbooks. The former comes thanks to the new Aspire One's
2.76-pound weight and Wi-Fi b/g/n and Ethernet LAN connectivity, and the latter
is the combined result of the optional 6-cell, 5,600mAh battery; the Intel
processor, graphics and Mobile Intel NM10 Express chipset; and also the
10.1-inch LED backlit TFT LCD display, which is said to be 22.2 percent more
energy efficient than CCFL netbook displays.
With the 5,600mAH battery, users can expect up to eight
hours of battery life, which dips to six hours with the 6-cell 4,400mAh battery
"These new Aspire One netbooks offer mobile users some
of the features and performance of a larger notebook, while providing a highly
portable, compact design that's easy to take anywhere," said Ray
Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America, in a statement.
"Consumers can browse the Internet, check e-mail, share photos, enjoy
their entertainment applications and even get work done wherever their travel
The Aspire One measures 10.17 by 7.28 by 0.99 inches. Its 10.1-inch display is coupled with a 93-percent standard size keyboard and a multitouch keypad that allows for quick pinching, flicking and finger-swirling screen navigation, as well as scrolling, zooming in and out, and flipping through multiple items, such as Web pages or images.
For business or pleasure, there's an on-board Webcam
for, Acer promises, smooth video streaming and high-quality image viewing.
It's paired with a digital microphone that dims background noises, and
two stereo speakers.
There's a 160GB, 5,400RPM SATA hard drive, 1,024MB
DDR2 667MHz memory, an integrated Intel graphics media accelerator 3150 and a
multi-in-one card reader.
The newest Aspire One will arrive later in January, in a
choice of Onyx Blue, Garnet Red and Silver Matrix, for approximately $299.99
In October, Acer
introduced the Aspire One AOD250 netbook, which runs both Microsoft Windows XP
and Google's Android operating system. It debuted at $350, offering
the same screen size, a weight of 2.79 pounds and the Intel Atom N280