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

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).
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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.

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

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

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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!

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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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