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The Acer Aspire One is confirmed!

Acer doesn’t want to be left behind the UMPC wars either. The Acer Aspire One was introduced during the Computex at Taipei, Taiwan yesterday.

This one now has those much awaited Intel Atom CPUs.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series
  • 8.9-inch 1024 x 600 LED-backlit display
  • 1.6GHz Atom N270
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 1GB)
  • 1.3 megapixel camera, SDHC and multi-format media readers
  • 802.11b/g, Ethernet, three USB 2.0, VGA, and 3.5mm audio out
  • One free mini PCI slot for WWAN
  • 80GB hard drive (with XP) or 8GB solid state (with Linux)
  • 2.5 to 5 hours between the 3 and 6-cell batteries in XP model, 3 or 7 hours on Linux
  • 1kg (2.2 pounds)

Acer Aspire One Netbook

Looks like the 8.9″ UMPCs hit the sweet spot for a 1024 x 600 pixel screen resolution. No more horizontal scrolling. This model will lug it out with the EeePC 900, HP Mini Note, MSI Wind PC and the ECS G10IL.

Unofficial price starts at Php17,500 but will sure be between Php20-Php25k once it hits the Philippines later this year.

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Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech with over 20 years of experience in the technology industry. He is one of the pioneers of blogging in the country and considered by many as the Father of Tech Blogging in the Philippines. He is also a technology consultant, a tech columnist with several national publications, resource speaker and mentor/advisor to several start-up companies.

43 Responses

  1. Avatar for aileen shena alcantara aileen shena alcantara says:

    where could this buy,inside the philippines…

    i mean where places would see this latest acer notebook?

  2. Avatar for Kicker Yock Kicker Yock says:

    To Those who have a negative comments please stop posting you’re comments.The Acer company don’t need your negative comments because their product is very good in terms of Quality…

  3. Avatar for Rafa0876 Rafa0876 says:

    Hi people!! I’m having trouble instaling Leopard to the Aspire one AO751….. Especially the video drivers!! Did anyone can help me please!!!! please!!!! I really want to give a try to see how the OS moves on this litle machine!!

    Thanks!!

  4. Avatar for Chris Chris says:

    @ Katrina

    Same sitch. U can use an AVR with a 110 outlet, thats what ive been doing.

  5. Avatar for katrina katrina says:

    hi i just got my acer aspire one from canada now im having problem because it comes with an ac adapter that is 110-120 volts only. Is there a chance i can convert it or plug it to 220 outlets? its hard to find 110 here in the philippines.

    thanks!

  6. Avatar for mhaey mhaey says:

    hi..i’v got my acer aspire one here in kuwait..i’ve got the white one..and i send to my sister in philippines just want to ask if anybody know’s if this cute notebook can be used through dial up connection? coz i think it only has the LAN connection and they said that linux is not compataible with the yahoo messenger? is this true? can anybody help me regarding my questions because until now they didn’t use it for internet browsing it’s only my 4 year old daughter who’s using it..she’s playing the games that comes with it..thank you…

  7. Avatar for MuShRuM MuShRuM says:

    ..i’ll already have an Asus Aspire 4730Z..
    (2.0 Ghz, 667 Mhz FSB, 1MB L2 cache)
    up to 732MB Mobile intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M
    (2GB DDR2)
    (14.1” WXGA Acer Crystalbrite LCD)
    160GB HDD
    DVD-Super Multi DL
    Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N WLAN

    ..Do I have a more advance Acer or am I left behind?..email me..im from PUP..by the way I like the seminar you hosted in mobile computing..

  8. Avatar for jhonz jhonz says:

    just got one!, and its so nice, got it with 160gb, but having some problem with linux os, just want to change it to xp, could anyone help me?

  9. Avatar for qarla qarla says:

    so freakin nice! i love it!

  10. Avatar for janzedrik janzedrik says:

    i cant see a mini-PCI slot on the AO. it says in the specification, the slots are for dedicated SD and multi in one card reader. is the multi in one card reader serves also as mini-PCI slot? thanks.

  11. Avatar for yschi yschi says:

    i have a white one… and i am using it right now… my god its brilliant amazing i love it
    and its like a lipstick thats always on my bag :)

  12. Avatar for the dark knight the dark knight says:

    one more question. i read that it runs on linpus linux OS but will i have the option to install a windows xp or vista instead? if not, will i be able to install microsoft office at least? thanks again

  13. Avatar for the dark knigh the dark knigh says:

    question. do you think the specs of Acer One are at par with those of HP and other mini notebooks? i’m planning to buy one. please enlighten me. thanks

  14. Avatar for Jez Jez says:

    Hello. I actually sms-ed you last week to ask whether this one’s better than eeepc.
    So yeah, I have a seashell white aspire one now :) Thanks for for your opinion.

  15. Avatar for joaq joaq says:

    linpus has skype pre-installed in distro.

    trash the ssd to put a spinning thing with tech from the 1980s into it? nah. I’ll pass.

    Did everyone throw away their desktops in the Philippines? I have never seen a HD dependancy like you have here. A 5 year old desktop is likely to have 80 gigs+ on it. Why bother maxing out a 32 ounce device that you hold in your palm? Just sync w/ desktop. done.

  16. Avatar for tpc tpc says:

    for all your computer needs visit http://thinkpconline.multiply.com

  17. Avatar for Jay Jay says:

    MODDING the Aspire ONE!

    Trash that SSD and have it HDDed!
    http://tinyurl.com/6d6z92

    Supply Aspire ONE with bluetooth!
    http://tinyurl.com/6aon2l

    and finally..

    Touch it!
    http://tinyurl.com/5nmd2t

    hopefully they’d figure out how to put glowing leds / lightings under it.

  18. Avatar for Driggs Driggs says:

    Have a problem on installing skype on Asppire One linux OS. Can anyone help please?

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