Acer set to release iMac competitor and 10.2″ netbook next year

Dec 2, 2008

Acer is all set to crank up the competition next year. Apparently, they will be coming out with a new all-in-one desktop and a netbook. And though we've heard some information about the Acer all-in-one before, this is the first time, we're getting some solid insight into the computer.

It seems this upcoming Acer all-in-one would be intended to be a direct competitor with the Apple iMac and the ASUS Eee Top. It's hard to say whether or not Acer would go the ASUS route, however and create a "nettop" with a lower-end processor or ramp up the specs for a standard desktop product. However, a recent leak indicates Acer will be using the new Core 2 Quad processors, just like Apple.

A 10.2-inch netbook is also on the way, it seems, and would be much more traditional to the netbook form. It is rumored to feature a 2.5-inch notebook hard drive with up to a 320GB capacity with Windows Vista. We don't know any other hardware details or pricing information, though it is expected this netbook will cost about $150 more than the Acer Aspire One.

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