Acer had already confirmed that a larger version of their Aspire One netbook was coming in Q1 2009, and now we have more details and even an image. The 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One will be a larger evolution, rather than replacement, of the existing model, with the display running at the same 1024 x 600 resolution, but now have optional integrated 3G and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR.
Acer have removed the second SD slot – the Storage Expansion slot, used to augment internal memory – and there’s only a single DIMM slot for RAM, with a maximum 2GB supported. Contrary to initial reports, both XP and Linux versions are expected, though it’s unclear what onboard capacity each will have.
Those concerned with ergonomics will be overjoyed to hear that the trackpad buttons have slipped down from either side to underneath, and there’s a new brushed metal finish around the keyboard. Three casing colors will apparently be available: red, white and black. We’re expecting the new 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One in February, pricing unconfirmed.