Acer Aspire one notebook unveiled

Posted on Tuesday, June 03 2008 @ 17:10 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
We've got some more official information about the upcoming low-cost Aspire one notebook from Acer. This new ultraportable notebook features the Intel Atom processor and has a 8.9" LCD display with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
The Aspire one was designed to get you online in no time at all and thanks to the Linpus Linux Lite operating system, start up and shut down times are reduced to the minimum. With the Aspire one running on Linux environment, the simplicity continues with the intuitive and specifically optimized software interface. For example the specially developed one Mail software application simply and clearly manages up to six separate email accounts in a single window while the Messenger program can simultaneously handle the most popular instant messaging accounts. Features like these make the Aspire one the beating heart of your online world.

The form factor of the Aspire one comes from asking ourselves what people really need to fully exploit “anywhere communication.”

To start with, product design is essential. Miniaturization of core components has reduced the dimensions of the Aspire one to less than the average diary and at the same time has brought down its weight to below one kilo, leaving a sleek, light and comfortable footprint that is truly mobile.

Then, the input interface: another crucial element for a smooth Internet experience. The Aspire one features a 95% full-sized keyboard for natural, easy typing just like you’re used to.

Finally, the Aspire one is built for Internet navigation and delivers the ideal balance between optimal viewing of online content and reduced LCD size: its 8.9” screen fits the 1024x600 web resolution to perfection without sacrificing clarity, compactness and light weight
I haven't received word yet on the price of the Aspire one but rumour has it that it will be around 299EUR.

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