Lots of UMPC goodness coming out of Computex Taipei, this time from Acer.
The newly announced Acer Aspire One is a UMPC with specs like:
- 8.9 inch 1024 x 600 LCD-backlit display
- 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270
- 512MB DDR2 RAM
- 80GB hard drive for Windows XP version, 8GB SSD (solid-state drive) for Linux version
- 1.3 megapixel camera
- SDHC and multi-format card readers
- 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
- One free mini PCI slow for WWAN
- 3 or 6-cell battery options
- 2.2 pounds
Look for it to be released later this month overseas for £199 for the Linux version and £299 for the XP version in your choice of blue or white, with red and black models coming later on. It SHOULD be coming to the US later this year.
For more info check out the product page here. Honestly, it seems lean on content but has some decent pictures. Hopefully they’ll add more substance soon.
According to a story at DigiTimes, Asus will be rushing to release their upcoming 10-inch Eee PC 1000 early because of pressure from the competition such as MSI and Acer
Though this isn’t official, “notebook industry sources” believe that the Eee PC 1000 will be launching on June 3rd along with the 8.9-inch Ee PC 901 using Intel’s new Atom processor.