Recently, there have been more and more Acer Aspire One articles appearing in various corners of the inter-web. One article posted on Laptop Magazine gave a detailed review and it looks like they are impressed.
- Keyboard big enough for comfortable touch typing. Bigger keyboard than Eee PC 900.
- Good low-light web cam. A web-cam that doesn’t work in low-light situations is quite often, useless for most people so it’s good to see this.
- Two SD cards slots. One adds memory to system storage in a seamless way. A great idea.
- ‘One of the thinnest and lightest we’ve tested.’ For Ultra-Mobile folks, this is important.
Acer Aspire One
The Acer Aspire One slams in at number 4, a machine that has potential to be top of the netbook world. Acer undoubtedly isn’t happy with fourth place, its come and buy me £199 UK price point and huge list of features shows Acer is a serious top spot contender.
It has a speedy 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU coupled with up to 1.5GB of RAM, an 8.9 inch WSVGA screen you can use even outdoors, a great keyboard, plus an optional HDSPA/3G module for true go anywhere Internet access. Storage starts at 8GB, thanks to a solid-state drive but can be upgraded to an 80GB unit if you need more storage. Brilliant!
Whats Not Hot:
This could easily have been the perfect 8.9 inch netbook and went straight in at No 1 slot, but… Acer went ahead and fitted a rubbish mouse system. Again, it’s one that has its selector buttons on either side of the track-pad instead of below it. It’s also worth a mention that the standard battery pack is a 2200mAh unit, which should give around 3 hours of life. The Acer Aspire One comes with only a 1year warranty; However, for the price of the machine we forgive you Acer.
When can i get it?
Any day now! Grab one quick as they should fly off the shelves.