Ultraportable Acer Aspire One : details and photos
Acer held this morning a press conference in which the new ultraportable low price of the brand was introduced, "Aspire One." Surfing on the wave terminals Asus (Eee PC), MSI (Wind), Medion (Akoya Mini), Dell or HP (Mini note), the Taiwanese put on a range of ultraportables Linux and Windows to differentiate all with a strong emphasis on the mobile Internet.
Acer Aspire One White Model
Acer Aspire One Blue Model
We start with a few technical details. The Aspire One "measure 24 x 17 cm, starts in 15 seconds (ends in 5 seconds) and weighs exactly 985 grams. It comes with a battery of 3 cells providing a theoretical autonomy 2:30 to 3 hours to use classic. A 6-cell battery (up to 7 hours of battery life) should also be available in standard but not in its Linux version, where it will acquire an option. For Acer wants to build its first ultraportable on a single operating system when it was released in mid-July. And the lucky chosen one is "Linpus Linux Lite." On this occasion, a complete software suite will be present: OpenOffice 2.3, Firefox, Skype, one Mail and Messenger. "We expect that 80% of sales of the Aspire One will be a platform with Linux" said at Acer.
This probably explains why it will take until the end of the summer to acquire the "Aspire One" with a Windows XP Home, 80 GB hard drive and a 6-cell battery for a price of $379. Software side, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe Reader, McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Office 2007 Trial (demo version) will be pre-installed in this version.
Acer Aspire One Keyboard
Side display of the ultraportable Acer has a screen backlit by LED CrystalBrite 8.9 inches with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. The CrystalEye webcam has a resolution of 0.3 megapixels. Combined with an Intel processor Atom N270 (1.6 GHz, 533 FSB, 512 KB L2 cache) and 512 MB RAM (expandable to 1 or 1.5 GB). There are two alternatives for data storage: a hard drive to flash memory (NAND) 8 GB or an internal hard drive from 80 GB to 2.5 inches. You will understand, the version of Micro PC that will be released in the first with a Linux system, a price of 299 euros and 8 GB of memory. Nevertheless, this memory is expandable.
The Aspire One bed actually 5 different types of memory card - Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card. But to increase its storage capacity, it has a file manager intelligent, a solution that merges instantly and transparently, the additional capacity of any SD card inserted into the SD second location within the total space made the user (8 GB SSD + 1 SD 2 GB = 10 GB of total space in the system).
Acer Aspire One Connectors
Acer Aspire One Various Connecters
Acer Aspire One Images
On the other characteristics of the product, the Aspire One is WiFi 802.11b / g, has a loudspeaker quality fairly average, three taken USB 2.0, VGA output, a headphone jack and an Ethernet adapter. It incorporates a new graphical interface for Linux software developed in part by Acer to allow inter alia to have a single page of shortcuts to its main programmes. The software "One Aspire Mail" can manage different email accounts simultaneously (with icons to specify where messages are received) while the instant messaging software is compatible with Windows Live, AIM, Yahoo! Messenger and Google Talk (Skype is pre-installed). Finally, this indicates interface directly from its home page the number of unread messages (IM or mail).
Acer plans from the beginning of next launch a range of new ultraportables "Aspire One" with a WiMax version for the U.S. market and a version EDGE, 3G/3G + early October for Europe, all with DSS or hard disk and a Using two operating systems: Windows XP Home and more Linux. Acer account sell in the world between 6 and 7 million of these terminals during the second half of 2008, half are expected to be sold in Europe. The first "One Aspire" Acer will be available in mid-July version of Linux with a DSS 8GB and a price of $449. It will be offered in white or blue (pink and chocolate will arrive in September) with a guarantee of 1 year return workshop.
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