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Acer ups its Aspirations

Acer releases 10-inch Aspire One

Acer has released a 10-inch version of its Acer Aspire One notebook, the previous version of which is a current Which? Best Buy.

The 10-inch Aspire One comes with the Windows XP operating system, a step-up from the version we awarded a Best Buy.

The new 10-inch screen has a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. At the top of the screen sits the Acer Crystal Eye webcam, which the company claims has been designed to perform well in low-light conditions.

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At 1.18Kg the 1-inch Aspire One is slightly heavier than its predecessor but claims to offer an impressive 7 hours of battery life. It runs on Intel’s Atom chip and includes 2Gb of RAM and a 160Gb internal hard drive.

Get Connected

Acer has also increased the connectivity options on the larger format Aspire One. It includes built-in Wi-Fi as before, and can also be specified with a choice of WiMax or 3G wireless capabilities for unlimited connectivity.

‘Despite the recent problems of the financial markets and general economic uncertainty, the netbook and notebook markets will continue to grow in 2009,’ says Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO of Acer.

The netbook is available in a choice of three colours: black, white or red. Pricing is yet to be announced.

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