Acer Aspire One Pro 531 gets official: OS choice & optional SSD

Apr 23, 2009
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Acer Aspire One Pro 531 gets official: OS choice & optional SSD

The rumored Acer Aspire One Pro 531 netbook has appeared on Acer Germany's website.  First tipped back in March, the Pro 531 has the same 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 display and choice of N270 or N280 Atom processors as the standard Aspire One 531 (aka A531) but adds a choice of OS, larger hard-drives or an optional SSD.

Where the Aspire One 531 ships with Windows XP Home and a 160GB hard-drive, the Aspire One Pro 531 has a choice of Windows XP Home, XP Professional or Windows Vista Business.  In storage, it can be outfitted with up to 250GB of standard hard-drive, or an optional 64GB SSD.

According to Acer's specification page (translated below), the Aspire One Pro 531 also gains a few extra millimeters over the 531.  It's now 259.41 x 186.8/206.37 x 26.1/33.09mm (versus 255 x 183 x 19/26.9mm) and weighs 1.12kg with the 3-cell battery or 1.27kg with the 6-cell pack.  The SSD version drops a few grams, coming it at 1.03kg and 1.17kg for the 3- and 6-cell battery models respectively.  Runtime is estimated at up to 3hrs for the 3-cell and up to 7.5hrs for the 6-cell.

The Acer Aspire One Pro 531 has the same wireless options as the 531: standard WiFi b/g but optional Bluetooth 2.0, and optional UMTS/HSPA WWAN.  No word on pricing; the basic N270 531 starts at around €349 ($455) in Europe.

Translated Specifications:

Aspire One Pro 531

The Aspire One Netbook Pro 531 is always present your device to your things to do. Handy, powerful and mobile productivity, allows this mobile office to go up to 7.5 hours without interruption to work. Get into the Business Class with the Aspire One Pro 531, which is also for long transport routes suitable.
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Benefits

Comfortable Travel
You have with this mobile office at any time and any place in any access to your business data. The Aspire One Pro 531 excels with its highly professional design, due to the solid black casing, the silver-gray shape and slim profile. Less than 1 KG in weight, the Aspire One exceptionally easy to Pro531 traveling companion.
Highest Demands
A small, but robust and efficient processor offers facilities for everyday life. To this compact Netbook is, so it shines with a solid drive with huge storage capacity, together with the Multi-in-one card reader and optional Bluetooth for convenient processing of your data.
Always on the ball
Since you have several options for connectivity are available, you can easily obtain information from the Internet, videoconferencing and edit emails. The Aspire One Pro 531 lets you do not miss business.
The special feature of Acer
Due to the Acer Video Conference solution with integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam your business appointments, regardless of time and place to exercise. Excellent picture and sound gives you the feeling to be in the same room are located. As a special bonus will facilitate the multi-functional user interface to control what you are about your work or find more like it.

Configurations

Technical specifications

Operating System Genuine Windows ® XP Professional
Genuine Windows Vista ® Business
Genuine Windows ® XP Home Edition

Processor & Chipset Intel ® Atom ™ processor N270/N280 (1.60/1.66 GHz, 533/667 MHz FSB, 512 KB L2 cache)
Mobile Intel ® 945GSE Express Chipset (DDR2 400/533/667 MHz)
Mobile Intel ® 82801GBM Chipset

Memory channel with a single SODIMM slot
DDR2 533/667 MHz SDRAM memory interface design
SODIMM Slot: supports 1 GB / 2 GB SODIMM for the entire system memory up to 2 GB

Display 10.1 "SD 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) pixel resolution, high-resolution (200-nit) Acer Crystal Brite ™ LED backlight TFT LCD

Drives 2.5 "Hard Drive with 9.5 mm up to 250 GB or
2.5 "Solid State Disk (SSD) drive with up to 64 GB
Multi-in-1 Card Reader
• Supports Secure Digital ™ (SD) Card, MultiMedia Card (MMC), Reduced-Size Multimedia Card (RS-MMC), Memory Stick ™ (MS), Memory Stick PRO ™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card ™ (xD)
• Supports memory cards with adapter: miniSD ™, microSD ™, Memory Stick Duo ™, Memory Stick PRO Duo ™

Audio High Definition Audio Support
Two built-in stereo speakers
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in digital microphone

Communication Acer Video Conference:
• Integrated Acer Crystal Eye webcam, supporting Acer PrimaLite the vortschrittliche ™ technology and 0.3 megapixel resolution
WLAN: Acer InviLink ™ 802.11b / g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ® network connection, supporting Acer SignalUp ™ wireless technology
LAN: 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet
WPAN: Bluetooth ® 2.0 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)
(Manufacturing option - not all models)
WWAN: UMTS / HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) 850/1900/2100 MHz and quad-band GSM / GPRS / EDGE (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), upgradeable to 7.2 Mb / s HSDPA and 2 Mb / s HSUPA (for 3G models)
Supports receiver diversity and equalizer to 2100 MHz
(Manufacturing option - not all models)

Dimensions & weight 259.41 (W) x 186.8 / 206.37 (D) x 26.1 / 33.09 (H) mm
Models with SSD:
1:03 kg for models with 3-cell battery
1:17 kg for models with 6-cell battery
Models with a HDD:
1.12 kg for models with 3-cell battery
1:27 kg for models with 6-cell battery

Battery & Power 30 W adapter with power cord
Product Safety Electric Appliance and Materials (PSE), zertifitziert for the battery
24.4 W 2200 mAh 3-cell Li-Ion Battery
• Up to 3.0 hours of battery life
(actual duration depends on application and configuration)
or
57.7 W 5200 mAh 6-cell Li-Ion Battery
• Up to 7.5 hours of battery life
(actual duration depends on application and configuration)

84-/85-/88-Tasten Keyboard Keyboard, 89% of the size of a standard keyboard, 1.6 mm (minimum) Keystroke
Touchpad Display:
• Circular-motion scrolling
• Pinch-action zoom
• Page flip
12 function keys, 4 cursor keys, 2 Windows ® keys, hotkey controls, integrated numeric keypad, international languages are supported
Power button with LED
Start Buttons with LED: WLAN, WWAN
(Manufacturing option - not all models)
Bluetooth ® Start Button
(Manufacturing option - not all models)

3x USB 2.0 ports
1 x monitor (VGA)
1 x speaker / headphone / line-out
1 x Line-in/Mikrofon
1 x RJ-45 connector for Ethernet
1 x AC power connector

Security BIOS user, supervisor and HDD passwords
Kensington Lock slot

Productivity software applications:
• Acer Recovery Management
• Microsoft ® Works SE 9 with Office Home and Student 2007 Trial
• Google Toolbar ™
• Google ™ Desktop
• Google ™ Setup
• Adobe ® Reader ® 9
• Adobe ® Flash ® Player 10
• Microsoft ®. NET Framework 2.0
• Consumer-friendly Internet Explorer ® 7.0
• eSobi
• Carbonite Online Backup
McAfee ® Internet Security Suite (60-day trial version)
Communications Applications:
• Acer Video Conference Manager 4.0
• Windows Live Essentials ™ - Wave 3 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live ™ Messenger, Writer)

Storage bag options
Carrying
Additional Lithium Ion Battery
External HDD
External optical drive

Certifications Wi-Fi ®

Eco Standards ENERGY STAR ® 4.0
WEEE
RoHS

Warranty 1 year warranty including 1 years International Travelers Warranty (ITW)


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