Acer Aspire One landing Feb; March with integrated 3G & Atom N280

Jan 26, 2009
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Acer Aspire One landing Feb; March with integrated 3G & Atom N280

Details of the upcoming 10-inch Acer Aspire One D150 have emerged, as the three different versions of the netbook to be available in France are detailed.  The range, which starts at around €329 ($425), will go on sale in February with the entry-level D150-0B, with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU, 1GB of memory, 160GB hard-drive and 3-cell battery.  That will be followed in March by two further versions, the D150-1B and D150-2BG, with the latter having such features as an improved Atom processor and integrated mobile broadband.

Full details of the Acer Aspire One D150-1B and D150-2BG after the cut

The D150-1B will be generally identical to the D150-0B, aside from the addition of a 6-cell battery (48.8 W, 4400 mAh; up to 7hrs use claim Acer).  That means both with have a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 LED backlit display, WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.0.  It will retail for around €349 ($450).

Meanwhile the Acer Aspire One D150-2BG has two significant changes: firstly, it uses the Intel Atom 1.66GHz N280 processor rather than the N270, and secondly that it includes integrated 3G quadband UMTS/HSDPA mobile broadband.  That, together with the 6-cell battery from the D150-1B, pushes the weight up to 1.33kg and the price up to €449 ($575). 

If you're not interested in the integrated 3G (and we expect to see carrier deals subsidizing the cost of the netbook in return for a two-year mobile data contract) then the D150-1B seems worth waiting for.  The price difference for opting for the larger battery is minimal, but the extra runtime should be impressive.  It's unclear whether the model numbers will be the same outside of France, but it's likely that the models themselves will be the same

[via Small Laptops]


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