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10in Acer Aspire One Announced

We've heard rumours of a 10in Acer Aspire One and, for once, they've held true. Now official the system not only brings with it a larger screen size but also a refined design which, in my opinion at least, gives the system a much more professional look.

Specs are, unsurprisingly, par for the netbook course. A 1.6GHz Atom coupled with 1GB of RAM, a 1,024 x 600 resolution screen and a 160GB hard drive at the core of the 10in One. WiFi (notably not Draft-N), Bluetooth and optional WiMAX and 3G connectivity are all sported.

Perhaps a little over-enthusiastically, Acer claims that a 6-cell battery coupled with the "incredibly low power consumption {of} 10in Aspire One guarantees up to 7 hours battery life." While we'd love to see a netbook accomplish such a feat, I can't help but think that estimate might be just a little on the generous side.

Interestingly, according to DigiTimes' Acer is planning to stop shipping the 8.9in Aspire One once the 10in model hits the streets. That makes a certain sense, as 10in netbooks have become much more popular than their smaller brethren. And, of course, it seems a bit odd to have more than one One.

Update - 15:27, 23/01/09: Acer tells us the 10in Aspire One will have an RRP of £299 and will be available from mid-February.

sockatume

January 23, 2009, 5:18 pm

Sites like Laptop Mag and jkontherun have reported run times of 7 hours or more on the NC10 and Mini 2140, albeit when only using the machines to continuously load web sites. So 7 hours is certainly plausible as a rated runtime.

mjaffk

January 23, 2009, 10:17 pm

4h on the train of text readings = 54% battery left on my sweet NC10, which fortunatly does not feauture any silly glare screen (which are only good for shop shelves)

Wesley8ad

January 24, 2009, 3:54 am

Yeah I constantly get about 7-7.5 hours from my NC10 doing normal netbook computing (i.e. instant messaging, surfing the web, etc...). I still think the NC10 is the best overall netbook even with all the new additions.

Tony Walker

January 25, 2009, 3:20 am

Hopefully it will have the decent keyboard from the 8.9" One.





I nearly bought an NC10 so I could mod my Advent 4211 (Wind) - fortunately I was able to try the keyboard. One word - awful. Wind currently has best KB IMHO though an Asus 904HD I tried has also nice as was the 8.9" One. For info and perspective i still use an IBM PS/2 keyboard as my desktop KB. This is the Bugatti Veyron of keyboards.

Seeker

February 6, 2009, 9:56 pm

Hugo Jobling (or anyone that can help !)





Am new to site so excuse any ignorance of protocol.





Have posted elsewhere on site.


('Loaned' a new Samsung NC10 from a client to demonstrate their software (website design)


The professional that was supposed to use it has left and am now offered a purchase option.


I prefer a Gaming Laptop myself but find the extended battery life on the NC10 not only useful but necessary and am considering taking up this offer & getting an additional Gaming Laptop. (Anybody know of ligthweight, Long Battery Life possibilty ?)


Only issue with the Samsung NC10 is the fact that it displays only 1/4 to 1/3 of a webpage at a time.


Toggling F11 gives (nearly) the entire image but without the toolbars/windows scrollbar etc.


As I am demonstrating websites, this detracts from the true look and feel of the site itself (as it would appear on a normal PC). (Aspect Ratio issue ?)


Using the % size (zoom ?) option only makes the links and site navigation sluggish !


I note that most Acer and Aspire demo netbooks in Shops do not have this problem.


They show full page websites first time around.


The Samsung NC10 is far superior though when I got it over New year on a number of points.





Hugo, other reviewers and/or anyone that knows :


Is there a solution for this for the Samsung NC10 ?


Would this Aspire One display full Websites first time around?





I am also reading that there is a lower power replacement for the Intel Atom Processor.


If so, when is this due in Netbooks ?


Any hint of a decent graphics card for Netbooks as well ?





Great site overall and very useful.


Suggest there is need for a seperate Netbook Page as there are so many models mushrooming around.


(As I have to make a purchase decision on the NC10 soon I will probably also have to post on the NC10 page when I find it !)


Apologies but if anyone can help with this much appreciated !


Keep up the good work everybody !





Thanks in advance !

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