Acer Aspire One: 8.9″ Ultraportable Notebook PC

Acer Aspire One
Display: 8.9″ TFT LCD
Pixel Format: 1024 x 600
Backlight: LED
Webcam: 1.3MP
CPU: 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
OS: XP or Linux
Connectivity: WiFi (802.11b/g), WiMax
Memory: 512MB RAM (Up to 1GB)
Storage: 8GB SSD (Linux) or 2.5″ 80GB HD (Windows XP)
External Storage: SD, SDHC
Connectivity: WiFi (802.11b/g), Ethernet, USB 2.0 (3), VGA, Audio-Out (3.5mm)
Other: Mini PCI for WWAN
Battery:
2.5 or 5 hours: 3-cell 2200mAh (standard), 6-cell (option) in XP
3 or 7 hours: 3-cell or 6-cell in Linux
Weight: 1kg (2.2lbs)
Availability: September 2008
Price: $399 (Linux), $599 (XP)

Acer Aspire One 8.9

Acer is in the ultraportable notebook PC bandwagon with its Aspire One, showcased during Computex 2008 in Taipei, Taiwan. The Aspire One sports a 8.9″ LCD with a pixel format of 1024 x 600, great for net surfing. It also has integrated WiMax capability so when that gets turned on the world over, you’re right there ready to surf the big one. The price of $399 is unofficial but that’s quite affordable! The 3-cell battery has 2200mAh of juice so the 6-cell battery should have 4400mAh? That will keep the Aspire One kicking until the entire day is over. Ah one more thing, folks are calling these category of notebook PCs something new: netbooks.

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