Acer's 10-inch Aspire One Coming With XP, Linux

Acer's 8.9-inch Aspire One was perfectly suitable for those scouting one of the smallest netbooks on the market, but Acer realized that not everyone wants a machine that's small enough to slide into the average cargo pocket. To that end, the company is planning to release a 10-inch version in the not-too-distant future.

We've learned that the 10-inch Aspire One will eventually arrive with Windows XP, a 160GB hard drive, a 1,024 x 600 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and a three cell battery. According to ZDNet's UK branch, an Acer spokesperson has chimed in to add that a Linux version will also be made available. To quote him specifically, the 10-inch Aspire One "will be available with XP or Linux, and HDD or SSD." The Linux model will utilize a Linux distribution dubbed Linpus, and the base SSD will be 16GB; unfortunately, these "increased storage capacities" have eliminated the second SD card slot, which was available on the 8.9-inch variant in order to act as a supplement to the hard drive.

There's no US ship date or price just yet, but we wouldn't be shocked to hear those critical details unveiled at CeBIT (if not before).
bob_on_the_cob 5 years ago

Awesome. I love my Aspire One, but a extra inch would be nice. The screen is the same resolution, but it would give the keyboard some more breathing room.

3vi1 5 years ago

>> in the not-too-distant future... will be available with XP or Linux.

Not exactly a screaming endorsement for Vista and Win7, eh?

recoveringknowitall 5 years ago

Despite a few minor bugs, I'm really liking 7. Been running the 64 bit version for about a week and a half now and the best things about it so far are WMP 12 and the new task bar... also it's deffinately faster than Vista!

tanka12345 5 years ago

I always liked the look of the Acer Aspire One (and I have an Acer Aspire T300 Desktop, although it doesn't look very good). Smile

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