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

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.