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).
Via:  ZDNet.co.uk

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