Acer Unveils One Ultraportable Netbook
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Acer has just joined the ultraportable notebook bandwagon as it launches its Aspire One. This 8.9-inch netbook is powered by an Intel Atom processor, weighs less than a kilogram, and claims to have a battery life of seven hours.

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Acer’s Aspire One: Sapphire Blue
According to Acer, the One will be smaller than an average office diary (24 x 17 cm), has a full and easy to use software application suite, and will be available with Linpus Linux Line or Windows XP Home OS.

Acer’s Senior Product Manager for the Oceanic Region, Henry Lee said, “Being productive while on the move, staying entertained and being able to connect and communicate with others is of great importance to our youth market. What Acer has designed is a Netbook that can be used as a mobile device where being small, fashionable, lightweight and having instant online access is paramount.”

The Aspire One features an 8.9-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display (resolution of 1024×600 pixels), CrystalEye webcam, and 802.11b/g WiFi built-in as standard for easy access to available wireless networks. Users can also choose to have 512MB or 1.5GB of memory, and even have two alternatives for data storage: a NAND flash module of 8GB or an 80GB internal HDD. The unit also comes with a 5-in-one memory card reader for easy file transfer between a memory card to the notebook.

Available in four fashionable colours to suit the individual, Sapphire Blue, Seashell White, Coral Pink and Golden Brown, the Aspire One launches today with the first model netbook pre-installed with Linux at $599.00.