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Acer Aspire One 10-inch Silver  (Source: SlashGear)

Acer Aspire One 10-inch Red  (Source: SlashGear)

Acer Aspire One 10-inch White  (Source: SlashGear)
Images of new 10-inch Acer Aspire One surface

I have said it before and covered it many times -- netbooks are huge right now. The small netbook continues to be one of the biggest growth categories in the computer market. Despite the great sales of netbooks, many companies and analysts dislike the systems for their lower profit margins.

Acer has the most popular netbook in the country right now with its Aspire One netbook. The biggest complaint from many who own or have seen the Aspire One is that it has a small 8-inch screen. Many see the 10-inch netbooks as the sweet spot for portability versus usability.

Acer is looking to keep its top spot in the sales chart with the pending release of its latest netbook featuring a 10-inch screen. The new 10-inch netbook has yet to be priced and no firm launch date has been given. What is known is that it shares the same underpinnings as the 8-inch One, but grows to a 10-inch LCD with the netbook standard 1024 x 600 resolution and is reported to possibly get 2GB of RAM.

Some sources even think that the price tag for a 10-inch One might not increase from the 8-inch version. Several pictures of the 10-inch One have surfaced at SlashGear and one thing you can tell at a glance is that the weird track pad with the buttons on the sides rather than below has been replaced with a standard layout. This should help the most popular netbook in the land retain that spot amid heavy netbook competition.



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The iTrend Ends
By mindless1 on 1/21/2009 4:43:06 PM , Rating: 2
Netbooks are the new trend, out with iPod, but with everyone secretly hoping for a built-in cellphone with speakerphone, and of course GPS and a solar charging panel for the top lid skin.

I on the other hand, think more in terms of shrinking a laptop still. 10" as 1024x600 is too limiting, it has to be higher resolution and 11 or 12". Fortunately 12" lightweight class are slowly trickling into the market too.




RE: The iTrend Ends
By ttowntom on 1/21/2009 5:28:32 PM , Rating: 2
Any idea how much this one might cost?


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