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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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By fishbits on 1/23/2009 1:46:27 PM , Rating: 2
LOVE that they might make 2GB a factory option. Got my hands on an Aspire One at a store display and really liked it. In the course of my netbook shopping, the MSI Wind U100 was the other I wanted just as much. Decided on the Wind because it is reportedly much easier to upgrade from 1GB to 2GB, and has the somewhat bigger screen. Had this model been out, the Aspire could well have been my purchase. These are moves continuing in the right direction, good job Acer.




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