11.6-inch Acer Aspire One goes up for sale in Taiwan

Asus may be planning to release an 11.6" netbook later this month, but as far as we can tell, Acer has beaten it to the punch. Taiwanese online retailer PChome already carries a listing for an 11.6" Aspire One 751 from the rival PC maker.

This netbook has a sleek, thin enclosure and a chiclet-style keyboard with relatively large keys. According to PChome’s spec sheet, the Aspire One AO751h’s display has a relatively comfy 1366×768 resolution. Acer also includes a 1.33GHz Atom Z520 processor, 1GB of RAM (expandable to 2GB), a 160GB mechanical hard drive, 802.11g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a six-cell battery rated for eight hours of run time, and Windows XP.

Somewhat surprisingly despite the larger display size, the AO751h only weighs 1.23 kg, or 2.7 lbs. PChome also says the machine is exactly one inch thick. That makes the bigger netbook not only thinner, but also lighter than Acer’s own 10.1" Aspire One AOD150.

So, how much will this puppy set you back? If you live in Taiwan, you can order one today for $21,600 TWD—$654.69 in greenbacks. That may sound like a lot, but the Eee PC 1000HE also costs the equivalent of $500 over there, when it’s just $389.99 at Newegg. Assuming a comparable price relationship, the Aspire One 751 might end up priced closer to $510 (or perhaps $499, knowing consumer pricing customs) in the States. (Thanks to Netbooknews.de for the link.)

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    • shiznit
    • 14 years ago


    Dell Mini 10 can’t be upgraded to 2gb because the ram is soldered to the motherboard. Poulsbo is an old name, the chipset is now called US15W and it supports up to 2gb ram. Acer’s german site even says up to 2gb ram in the specifications.

    And it only has a 2.3W TDP

    §[<http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=35443<]§ Hopefully I can resist buying this until Asus shows their 11.6'' design.

    • eitje
    • 14 years ago

    looks like it’s fanless?

    • LoneWolf15
    • 14 years ago

    Problem with Poulsbo though; 1GB RAM limit.

    Dell’s Inspiron Mini 10 has Poulsbo, same problem. If it could go to 2GB, I’d be seriously interested. Intel needs ro revise the chipset to support more RAM.

    • MrMarbles
    • 14 years ago

    So this Z520 probably comes bundled with Poulsbo then I assume? Atleast that is what one would imagine with the lower weight and increased battery life.

    Finally these things start to look interesting. Just give me dualcore, and I’m all over it.

    • Hattig
    • 14 years ago

    It all sounds great (weight, resolution, battery life, etc) apart from the totally weedy CPU. These machines are crying out for more. Maybe Neo or CULV would drop the battery life too much, but a dual core Atom probably wouldn’t be too bad.

    • Voldenuit
    • 14 years ago

    Dell Mini 10 comes with a 1366×768 screen for an extra $35. And the sony vaio P is 1600×768. So I’d guess yes.

    EDIT: #2, The Atom Z520 is the same processor used in the Vaio P. It’s slower than the “regular” Atom, that should tell you all you need to know about its performance :p

    • SnowboardingTobi
    • 14 years ago

    Anyone know how the Atom Z520 CPU compares to the Atom N270/280s that usually come in netbooks? A quick look at google didn’t seem to come up with anything useful.

    • ludi
    • 14 years ago

    How’d they get to 11.6/1380×768 with an XP license onboard? Did Microsoft give up on the licensing restrictions?

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