Jun 8 2010

Acer Aspire One D260 Netbook will run Android OS and Windows 7

July 1st will be the day that the Acer Aspire One D260 netbook becomes available to the masses. This netbook is unique in that it can dual boot with Android OS and Windows 7. While the Android aspect is not part of the standard option, it is nonetheless available to buyers interested in a netbook with a 15 second boot time. Gone will be the days of having to wait several minutes before checking one’s e-mail.

With the exception of the dual boot option, the netbook has all of the standard specifications. It comes with a 10 inch WSVGA display, a 1024 x 600 resolution, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, and runs on Intel’s 1.66Ghz Atom N455 processor. You can also choose between a 160GB or 250GB hard drive and between 1GB or 2GB of RAM. Other complementary features include WiFi, a webcam, and 8 hours of run time  provided by the netbook’s 6-cell battery. With the battery, that weight comes to 2.75 pounds. Acer has not yet revealed how much this netbook will cost, and whether or not the masses will flock to this netbook will depend on this last feature.

Via Nexus404

Jun 7 2010

Acer reveals Aspire One 533 netbook

Acer revealed a new addition to their netbook line today, the Aspire One 533. This 10.1 inch screen netbook comes with many different options, such as the choice of two resolutions (1280 x 720 pixel or 1025 x 600 pixel), the choice of two intel atom processors (1.66GHz N455 and 1.83GHz N475), and the choice of either a 160GB or 250GB hard drive, as well as up to 2GB of RAM (DDR3). It can also come with a 3G module and Bluetooth 3.0.

Via ZDNet

May 20 2010

Acer Aspire 1825PT Convertible Netbook Hits the Market

Computer manufacturer Acer has recently released a new addition to its existing Timeline series of netbooks.  The new Acer netbook is unique in that it’s a convertible, i.e. it can be used as both a tablet and a netbook.

Named the Acer Aspire 1825PT, this netbook features an 11.6″ high definition LED display with 1366×768 resolution, is powered by a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, and has 4 GB of RAM and a 320 GB hard drive.  It’ll also feature a multi-touch trackpad, a multimedia card reader, 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR,  HDMI/VGA out ports, the 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium OS, and a webcam.

The 1825PT’s 6-cell lithium ion battery is rumored to last for roughly eight hours and the netbook itself will be available in three distinct colors:  Sapphire Blue, Diamond Black, and Ruby Red.  The price point for this convertible powerhouse is currently set at $889 US.

Via TechTree.

Nov 13 2009

Office Depot Black Friday Netbook, Laptop and Desktop Deals

Computing technology is generally on people’s holiday shopping list in some form or other, and even though the economy may not be so great this year, the situation is no different. That’s why we’re giving you a sneak peak of some of the the offers that Office Depot are promoting for Black Friday. Office Depot will open at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, November 27th, and deals on netbooks, laptops and desktops start as low as $229. Take a look.

Netbooks:

Notebooks:

  • HP: G60-508US with Intel Celeron 900 processor – $299.99
  • Acer: Aspire, 15.6″ widescreen display with AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core L310processor, 4GB RAM, 320GB hard drive – $379.99
  • HP:  G71-343US with Intel Core 2 Duo processor T6600 – $449.99
  • Toshiba: 15.6″ widescreen display with AMD Turion II Dual-Core processor M500, 3GB RAM, 320GB hard drive – $469.99
  • Toshiba: 17″ screen display with AMD Turion II M500, 3GB RAM, 250GB Hard Drive – $499.99

Desktops:

  • Compaq: CQ4010F with AMD Sempron LE-1300 Processor, 2GB RAM, 250GB hard drive- $229.99
  • Compaq: Presario AMD LE-1300 with 18.5″ Monitor – $329.99
  • HP: Pavillion Slimline s5220f with Intel Pentium processor E5300, 4GB RAM, 640GB hard drive – $369.99

There’s also a rumor that there will be a two page bonus ad in the Office Depot’s Black Friday ad, so be sure to be on the lookout for that!

Via Huliq.

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Acer Aspire 15.6″ Widescreen Notebook Computer w/AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core Processor L310, 4GB RAM, 320GB Hard Drive – $379.99

Nov 11 2009

Best Buy Holiday List Includes Acer Aspire Laptop with Netbook Specs and Pricing

If you’re looking for a laptop that does all the basics and don’t want to shell out a buttload of dough, here’s some food for thought. This holiday season (actually, starting tomorrow) an Acer Aspire laptop will go on sale at Best Buy for a mere $249.

This Acer Aspire laptop will feature netbook-like specs, including an Intel Celeron 900 CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive. It’s price tag will also be comparable to that of a netbook, ringing in at $249. In addition to this Acer laptop, some other items on Best Buy’s holiday list will include 30+ laptops, six netbooks, 17 desktops, and four all-in-ones.

Via MaximumPC.

Oct 15 2009

Acer Wants Its Slice of The Touchscreen Laptop Pie

Acer is the latest to jump on the Windows 7 touchscreen bandwagon. The Acer Aspire 5738PG’s multi-touchscreen will enable it’s users “to launch movies, zoom in and out of Web sites, edit photos and video, resize windows, and hand-write notes using one or two fingertips. By flicking the screen, users can turn pages and browse through media and documents.”

The 5738PG has a 15.6-inch screen, a 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 processor and an ATI Radeon HD 4570 graphics processor by AMD. It also includes 4 GB of system memory, a 320 GB hard drive, built-in Webcam and stereo speakers. With all of these goodies, the laptop weighs 6.16 pounds and and has a suggested retail price of $800.

Acer is also bringing out a new latest ultra-portable laptop, the Timeline AS1810TZ, which has an 11.6-inch screen, a full-size keyboard and a six-cell battery that provides up to eight hours of power. It also has a 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor, an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD, 4 GB of system memory, and a 320 GB hard drive.

There are also three other Aspire Timeline laptops: the 13.3-inch AS3810T, the 14-inch AS4810TZ, and the 15.6-inch AS5810TZ. The first one has the same processor as the AS1810TZ, while the last two run off of 1.3 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core SU4100 processors. Each of these systems also have 4 GB of system memory, wither a 320 GB or 500 GB hard drive, and a built-in webcam. The AS3810T has a starting price of $800, while the AS4810TZ and AS5810TZ start at $650.

Via InformationWeek

Oct 13 2009

Acer Issues Voluntary Recall of Aspire Laptops

Acer has issued a voluntary recall of some of it’s Acer Aspire laptops, due to an overheating issue.

The fault apparently lies in a microphone cable that could cause laptops to overheat when extreme pressure is applied repeatedly to the left palm rest. This damages the case of the affected units, causing the system to malfunction. Acer stated that it would replace the microphone cable “to eliminate any risk overheating”, however, users will still need to check the serial or ID number via the Web site to determine whether their laptops are eligible for the recall.

The laptops that are elegible for the recall include Acer Aspire models AS3410, AS3810T, AS3810TZ and AS3810TZG, made before September 15 2009.

Via PCWorld


Aug 22 2009

New Acer Aspire Laptop Is A Netbook Challenger

Before the laptop came to the market, PCs dominated. Later, a new, cheaper alternative came to the scene: the netbook. For students and budget buyers, the netbook seemed like a God-send. They were nearly as powerful, but were also smaller and more portable.

Now it looks like the laptop is fighting back with a new contender: The Acer Aspire 5516-5474, weighing in at 6 pounds, double the average weight for your standard netbook. At $279, this is a bargain to just about anyone, shaving some $300 off the price of other new ultra-thin laptops.

This bargain laptop computer is also a little power-house, featuring an AMD-Athlon TF-20 64bit Processor running a 1.6 GHz CPU, 2GB of DDR2 RAM (PC2-5300), and a 160GB Serial ATA hard drive. It also has a crisp 15.6″ display.

This laptop comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Service Pack 1, as well as a host of other programs, making it ready for anything you’d want to throw at it (apart from your cup of coffee!)

Via Cnet.
Image Via Acer US.

May 9 2009

Netbook Weights Compared

For those always on the go, ultraportables and netbooks are a godsend. While ultraportables have full-sized keyboards, larger screens, and faster processors though, they also sport a much heftier price tag! Netbooks are generally priced at less than $500 and can perform basic everyday functions, including checking e-mail and surfing the Internet and preparing documents. The downsides to netbooks are that they have relatively smaller screens, keyboards, and processors.

Here is a comparison of the weights of some common netbooks in the market right now:

NETBOOK

WEIGHT

Acer Aspire 10.1”

2.9 lbs

Asus Eee PC 1000HE

3.2 lbs

Dell Inspiron Mini 10”

2.6 lbs

HP Mini 2140 (w/ 6-cell battery)

3.0 lbs

Lenovo IdeaPad S10 (w/ 6-cell battery)

2.8 lbs

MSI Wind U123 (w/ 9-cell battery)

3.2 lbs

Samsung NC10

2.8 lbs

Samsung N110

2.8 lbs

Sony Vaio P Series

1.4 lbs

Via Los Angeles Times.

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