As of this week, Acer has officially made available the Aspire One D255 in the United States. Originally uncovered at the beginning of July this year, the new netbook is one of the earliest to feature Intel's 1.5GHz Atom N550 dual-core processor. While the specifications of the new netbook may seem familiar with others on the market, it's the dual-core chip inside that Acer believes will give it enough of a performance boost amidst the other single-core netbooks already available.
AT&T has announced that it has several new mobile computers for customers to choose from that come with pay as you go mobile broadband service. The new machines include the Acer Aspire AS1830 notebook, the Acer Aspire One 532h netbook, and the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 HD netbook. The Acer AS1830 notebook and the Mini 10 HD can both be purchased in the 2200 AT&T retail stores around the country.
Acer's plans for Android haven't been a secret, but we have to say that this little netbook, with just enough of Google's mobile Operating System (OS) on it to seem pretty interesting, is quite the treat. It utilizes Microsoft's Windows XP as the main OS, but then it has the ability to quick boot into Android. You'll be able to achieve this with Acer's configuration manager, which is pre-installed on the system.
Bad news if you were waiting to pick up Acer's Aspire One 532G, the NVIDIA Ion 2 toting 10.1-inch netbook the company quietly unveiled back at MWC in February. According to Blogeee, Acer has cancelled the netbook; they're suggesting that "technical problems" left Acer and NVIDIA uncertain that the performance potential of the AO532G would be in keeping with expectations, and so they pulled the plug altogether.
Acer has outed four new Aspire One netbooks, two running chips from AMD's Athlon II Neo range and two getting Intel's Atom N475. The Acer Aspire One AO721 and Aspire One AO521 have 11.6- and 10.1-inch displays respectively, and pair the Neo CPU with ATI Radeon HD4225 GPU with 384MB of memory. Meanwhile the Acer Aspire One AOD260 and Aspire One AO533 have the N475 with Intel graphics, and each uses a 10.1-inch display.
Acer have officially unveiled their latest netbook, the Acer Aspire One D260, boasting up to 8hrs runtime, Intel's latest Atom N455 1.66GHz processor (along with the N450 too) and up to 2GB of RAM. The D260 has a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 200-nit display, GMA 3150 graphics and optional quadband 3G/UMTS. Unfortunately, there's no sign of the rumored Android OS option we heard about back in April, only Windows 7.
News of a new Acer netbook has emerged, the Acer Aspire One 533, and it looks to be an Intel Atom version of the AMD-powered Aspire One 522. According to macles' sources, the chrome-lashed AO533 has a choice of Atom N455 and N475 processors together with DDR3 memory support, helping eke out battery life to an estimated 10hrs.
AMD have no sooner announced their new 2010 ultrathin processor line-up, and Acer have slapped various chips from it into their latest ultraportables and netbooks. The Acer Aspire One 521, Aspire One 721 and Aspire 1551 all thoroughly plunder AMD's new catalog, the Aspire One 521 getting a single-core 1.2GHz AMD V105 and ATI Radeon HD 4225 GPU and the Aspire One 721 packing a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325 together with ATI Radeon HD 4225 GPU. Finally the Aspire 1551 gets an AMD Turion II Neo dual-core processor, AMD M880G chipset and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics. NetbookNews grabbed hands-on time with some of the new models, and you can see their videos after the cut.
Video demos after the cut