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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.

  • 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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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43 Responses

  1. i love it’s blue color!

    Just wondering which is better. An 8.9″ or a 10″ display?

  2. Jan Alvin says:

    Join the Firefox Download day!!

  3. Ade says:

    *low whistle*


  4. bodydetox says:

    mas maganda yung 10″ display.

  5. Jeric says:

    Looks good! But I don’t like Acer that much.

  6. Looks like i’d prefer the XP version if ever i can get one. :)

  7. I’d love to get my hands on the Linux version, papa upgrade ko nalang to 2gb RAM. Hopefully these won’t have Atheros/Broadcom WiFi chips as they cause problems with other Linux distros.

  8. Jay says:

    Looks good and I like the blue model. On the other hand its only advantage over the 900 is the processor(ok maybe the mini PCI slot assuming modules for the mini PCI do come out).

  9. monkeynote says:

    this is what im craving for… hmmm… those color looks delicious =P~

  10. monkeynote says:

    take a look at this link @ gizmodo… they are planning to bundle 3g / wimax on it! this is so cool! :)


  11. dynomitemachine says:

    Nice. The HP Mininote is now officially off my list (too expensive), and i guess between the Asus 901 and MSI Wind, this looks like the winner (depends though if I feel like having 2 GB RAM). As for the Dell, it’s the winner when it comes to outside color, but the interior is a blah silver/gray, so Acer gets my money (and not too much of it, because the price is good)! Unless something happens before it comes out…

  12. BrianB says:

    The Dell mini might have a better screen though. I’m really thinking seriously about this one. Atom processor is probably faster than Centrino, right?

  13. digitaldan says:

    i got mine today and all i can say is perfect! :) you just have to deal with the very limited linux os bundled with it. i might install ubuntu to replace it.

  14. jliceralde says:

    I’m getting mine tomorrow! =) I’m just wondering if I change the linpus linux os to ubuntu 8.04, will I have problems loading the drivers for the ACER aspire one? I hope somebody can confirm this… =)

  15. jliceralde says:

    I’m getting one tommorow! =) I just hope it’s possible to change the linpus linux Os with Ubuntu 8.04. I’d prefer that over the linpus but then again, I got no problems using Linux OS anyways. =)

  16. yuga says:

    @jliceralde – it’s an Intel CPU so I don’t think there’ll be any problems with x86 version of Ubuntu.

  17. teki says:

    if you change your OS to ubuntu will you be able to upgrade your memory form 8gb to even more? LIKE what windows is offering? windows OS and an 80gb memory?…well will the windows modwl be available??

  18. Floyd says:

    Can anyone help? Attemtping to utilize UM150 usb modem on Acer Aspire one Linpus OS. Recently upgraded from Asus Eee PC Linux OS, was able to use via #777 dial-up connection on that toy. This one (AA1) unable to find solution. Any advice?

  19. Floyd says:

    Can anyone help? Attempting to utilize UM150 usb modem on Acer Aspire one Linpus OS. Recently upgraded from Asus Eee PC Linux OS, was able to use via #777 dial-up connection on that toy. This one (AA1) unable to find solution. Any advice?

  20. Driggs says:

    Just acquire Acer Aspire One in linux. Can I install Skype on it?

  21. Driggs says:

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

  22. Jay says:

    MODDING the Aspire ONE!

    Trash that SSD and have it HDDed!

    Supply Aspire ONE with bluetooth!

    and finally..

    Touch it!

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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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 :)

  28. 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.

  29. qarla says:

    so freakin nice! i love it!

  30. 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?

  31. 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..

  32. 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…

  33. 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.


  34. Chris says:

    @ Katrina

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

  35. 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!!


  36. 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…

  37. aileen shena alcantara says:

    where could this buy,inside the philippines…

    i mean where places would see this latest acer notebook?

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