Acer has announced a new netbook, the Acer Aspire One 11.6-inch, powered by the Intel Atom processor. The new netbook will come in four glossy colors and a large hard drive (160 gigs). Here is more info from Acer's release note:
"Today, Acer extends this family with an all-new the new 11.6" format.
Besides offering full connectivity, the new line is characterized for its defined style. Available in four glossy colors - white, dark blue, red and black - its design aspects do not go unobserved. Thin and aerodynamics, the new Acer netbooks evoke speed and mobility, underlining the ability to surpass the boundaries of space and time and to experience connectivity anywhere in full freedom.
The 11.6? Aspire One is equipped with an Intel Atom processor and Mobile Intel US15W Express Chipset. Notwithstanding the small size, the 11.6? Aspire One features a large 160 GB internal hard drive and a multi-in-one card reader.
Thickness reduced to one inch (only 2.5 cm), it?s made for portability. The integration of WiFi 802.11b/g and Acer Signal Up technology allows easy access to available wireless networks, while Bluetooth connectivity and 3G guarantees even greater freedom: connection at 360 degrees, full control of the online experience, without limits on time and space.
In the 11.6 inch versions, the attention to detail is extreme: the keyboard is 'soft-touch', to increase typing conform and give a pleasant feeling while chatting on-line with the friends. Dolby Pro Logic sound and high-definition WXGA screen WXGA back-lit LED screen simulate the most advanced multimedia entertainment station; the extreme slimness, reduced to 2.5 cm of thickness, weighing just a little more than one kilo and with an 8 hours based on 6 cell 5200 mAh battery make the Aspire One easy to take with you, always.
There is a digital microphone and Acer Crystal Eye a webcam built into the frame: a small window to the world, to maintain the contacts by means of real-time video streaming, video chat and conference calling.
To make these netbooks thinner and to improve portability, the VGA and LAN doors were placed in the back angles of casing for comfortable access to cable management. Portal icons were printed on the borders to identify them more easily and to make them visible even when the cover is closed. One last practical detail: the touchpad is 'multi-gesture', allowing you to leaf through pages in the same manner as of a newspaper and allowing you to zoom with just a touch."
For more info visit us.acer.com in the coming weeks.