Acer has lowered the price of its recently-released Aspire one subnotebook by $50, making this device, which was already inexpensive, even more affordable.
Acer declined to give its reasons for this price drop, but it’s likely do to growing competition. Dell is expected to enter the subnotebook market in the next few weeks with a similar model that could be as little as $300.
More about the Acer Aspire one
Some people call devices like this a “netbook”, as they are primarily intended to be used to access the Internet, especially the Web. They are designed to be an affordable, light-weight PC for students, as well as a secondary computer for anyone.
The Aspire one with Windows XP (model AOA150-1570) has a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom processor, 1 GB of RAM, and a 120 GB internal hard drive.
It includes an 8.9-inch, 1024-by-600-pixel display and Wi-Fi (802.11b/g).
This subnotebook includes ports for Ethernet, VGA-out, and USB, as well as a memory card slot that supports SD, Memory Stick, and xD.
Its rechargable three-cell battery is good for about 2.5 hours of use. An optional six-cell battery doubles that.
There’s also a version of the Aspire one (model AOA110-1722) that runs Linpus Linux Lite. This offers half the RAM, but is otherwise identical.
More information is available on Acer’s website.
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