Although Acer's Aspire One has managed to eclipse Asus' Eee PCs in terms of worldwide popularity, the netbook is only available with an 8.9" display. Well, that's about to change. DigiTimes reports that Acer has started "small volume shipments" of a 10.1" Aspire One in Hong Kong and Taiwan. The company will reportedly ramp up production for "major global markets" in mid-February.
Japanese site PC Watch partly echoes this information, saying the system will reach Japanese shores on February 20. The site also quotes some specs: a 1024x600 display resolution (just like on 10.1" Eee PCs), a 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 160GB mechanical hard drive, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, and a choice of three- or six-cell batteries. The netbook will tip the scales at either 2.6 lbs or 2.93 lbs, depending on the battery size.
According to DigiTimes, Acer has made it clear that it will promote netbooks more aggressively this year. The PC vendor expects 2009 shipments to reach 12-15 million in total.
|Silverstone's Strider Titanium PSUs are ready for a high-power future||8|
|VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR||0|
|Steam 2017 Summer Sale, part deux||13|
|Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more||3|
|G.Skill readies up for X299 with quad-channel DDR4 at 4200 MT/s||15|
|Asus' VivoBook S510 is an ultrabook for the budget crowd||14|
|Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization||22|
|Steam's 2017 Summer Sale is downright hot||46|
|Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier||34|