Last year we looked at the Acer Aspire D255 had two standout features. One was the rather disappointing implementation of Android on a netbook, and the other was a rather attractive band of colour on the palm rest. Well Acer has gone even further now with the new-look Acer Aspire One Happy.
Besides the strange name for a laptop, this 10.1in machine will be instantly recogisable as it comes in four distinctive colours: Blueberry Shake, Papaya Milk, Strawberry Yogurt and Banana Cream. Acer says the choice of colours for the Aspire One Happy will evoke summertime, holidays and exotic drinks – which is just what you want from your laptop. As well as the eye-catching colours the Aspire One Happy has a shiny finish and is embellished by a textured water-drop design – which apparently “emphasises your desire to communicate and reach out, just like the ripples on the surface of water.” The 10.1in display is an LED-backlit WVGSA panel with a resolution of 1024 x 600 and above which sits an Acer Crystal Eye webcam.
Inside the Aspire One is powered by the Intel Atom N570, with 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB of storage and to help the graphics along there’s an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150. The Aspire One Happy weighs 1.3kg with a six cell battery which promises eight hours life and measures 256 x 184 x 24mm. As regards ports, the Aspire One Happy comes with three USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader, VGA port, headphone jack and ethernet port. As you would expect there’s also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The cost of these colourful laptops is a very competitive £229 and they will be available towards the end of July. To go with your colourful laptop you can get a matching wireless mouse or if you’re crazy enough you could mix and match the colours.