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Acer Aspire One Shows Up Online

Gordon Kelly


Acer Aspire One Shows Up Online

While the ever expanding Asus Eee PC line and the MSI Wind have undoubtedly taken most of the subnotebook headlines another significant player hit the market today: the Acer Aspire One.

We gave you our first impressions of the One back in early June and as of now T-Mobile Online in Austria has become the first retailer to put the device up for sale with immediate shipping. With a price of €329 (£260) it is the cheapest of the current generation, but that is for the 'A110L' - the lowest specified of the One variants while the zippier 'A150L' and 'A150X' have yet to be seen. Acer also promised us a £199 RRP so we wait to see how this plays out in the UK.

So what do you get for your money? As you might expect there's an Atom N270 CPU at its heart, 512B RAM, 8GB NAND flash storage, an 8.9in 1024 x 600 widescreen display, wireless b/g and 3x USB. It doesn't sound like a lot, but pick the Linpus Linux edition and you won't have a problem. Opt for XP on the other hand and the 1GB RAM and option of a 120GB HDD available in both the other editions may prove your better bet. Incidentally, weight is just 1Kg but you are looking at a Wind-esque 3 cell rather than Eee PC 901-ish 6 cell battery.

For the impetuous feel free to dive straight in, everyone else note we should be getting the One in soon so hold tight and let us bring you the definitive verdict...


T-Mobile Online Acer Aspire One A110L Listing

Matthew Bunton

July 6, 2008, 5:21 am

This is the one that I have had been holding out for but I will wait for the TR team's review.


July 6, 2008, 6:01 am

yeah this one has hsdpa


July 6, 2008, 2:09 pm

some generic comments

1. Would be useful to see a comparision between all the netbooks. With clear ratings for each of the features compared.. so we get a clear winner.

2. Would be nice to have video reviews of products.

Jim 1

July 6, 2008, 2:40 pm

You can also pre order this netbook from play.com and CCL for &#163229.99 for the hard drive version :)

Andy Vandervell

July 6, 2008, 6:56 pm

@ Ash

You may get your wish on both fronts at some point... ;)

Luan Bach

July 7, 2008, 2:24 am

That 3 cells battery will mean a poor run time. Why can't manufactures get it into their heads that 2 hours is pathetic ? No matter how cheap or nice it looks I'm not getting one. Oh well, the EEE PC901 it is then.

Matthew Bunton

July 7, 2008, 10:20 am

Hi Luan Bach I agree 2 hours is pointless, a portable Netbook needs to offer at least 4 hours in my opinion. You can actually get a six cell battery for it, although I know that this would incur extra costs. So the EEE 901 with a six cell as standard is the better deal on that front.

Although I am still very keen on this model for other reasons.

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