Acer Aspire One 11.6-inch Netbook

This notebook is one of the highly anticipated netbooks expected to hit the market and apparently it is going to be available officially. Acer has finally taken the wraps off of their 11.6-inch netbook, the predictably-named Acer Aspire One 11.6. The subject of numerous photo-leaks over the past months, the 11.6-inch Aspire One packs the usual Intel Atom processor, paired with the Mobile Intel US15W Express Chipset, 160GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g, Bluetooth and 3G connectivity.

With so much anticipation and frenzy going on over this new offering from Acer, mobile geeks are bound to know that this device promises a lot of catchy features. With all the aforementioned specs above fitted in such a small gadget, you can just imagine the demand for this soon to be released netbook.

All that is packed into a chassis just 2.5cm thick. Acer also include a soft-touch keyboard, Dolby Pro Logic sound and an LED backlit WXGA display; the whole thing weighs just over one kilo and can run for up to 8hrs on the 6-cell 5,200mAh battery. We’re not entirely sure which Atom CPU Acer have picked; previous rumors tipped it as the Z530.

To make these netbooks thinner and to improve portability, the VGA and LAN doors were placed in the back angles of casing for comfortable access to cable management. Portal icons were printed on the borders to identify them more easily and to make them visible even when the cover is closed. One last practical detail: the touchpad is ‘multi-gesture’, allowing you to leaf through pages in the same manner as of a newspaper and allowing you to zoom with just a touch.

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