Acer Aspire One Notebook

For the people looking for ideal and affordable mobile solutions, then this new offering by Acer, the Acer Aspire One Notebook may be the one for you. This netbook is 10.1” to which Acer hopes to further increase its market share that has already seen its smaller 8.9? predecessor make a splash earlier on. The Aspire One AOD150 will start from an extremely affordable $349.99 upwards.

Just check out the specs of the new Acer Notebook:
• Intel® Atom™ Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
• Windows XP® Home with Service Pack 3
• 10.1-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite™ TFT LCD 1024 x 600
• Mobile Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset
• 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
• Integrated Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950
• 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
• Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
• Acer InviLink™ 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
• Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera
• Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
• Three USB 2.0 Ports
• 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
• 2.95 lbs.
• 10.2” (W) x 8.0” (D) x 1.31” (H)

A good buy for $349.99 Acer is indeed trying to position itself towards the growing demand for mobile solutions today. You will be able to choose from a quartet of high-gloss color options including seashell white, sapphire blue, ruby red and diamond black to suit your personality.

Acer has made sure this new netbook looks good with stylish details such as an aerodynamic-shaped metallic hinge with a colored accent and a brushed-metal palm rest that are pleasing to the eyes.

Each purchase will also come with the usual preinstalled software from Acer including:
• Acer eRecovery Management
• Acer Launch Manager
• Adobe Reader
• McAfee Internet Security Suite
• Microsoft Office Trial 2007

It comes with a one year warranty just like most computers today.


When will Microsoft REALLY Stop Windows XP Distribution?

If you are a long-time Windows XP user, you have to wonder when the sales for this Microsoft operating software will cease to be sold. The last we heard was that Windows XP will stop selling by June but apparently thanks to the Netbook, there seems to be an extension of sorts. This desktop PC from Microsoft is set to come out this August and if that should happen, how can Microsoft stop production if they are offering a desktop PC that runs only with Windows XP?

Everything is geared towards pushing all Microsoft users to shift to their new OS, the Microsoft Vista. If you look at it, this new installment is applicable only to new computers with higher specs. For old PC users, you will notice that the preference is still the Windows XP series since other than using up lesser resources, they cannot afford to upgrade to the new PCs in the market today and just because Microsoft say so, it does not follow that they should buy new hardware as well.

Add to the fact that people will make do with what they have. They still have their original CDs (assuming they are licensed) and with that, you have to understand that shifting to the new OS may not be among their priorities. Microsoft may have Netbooks but apparently closing down the Windows XP will have to wait. We just have to look at the past on how they phased out Windows 95 and Windows 98. Evidently, Windows XP will be among that group.