UK Markets welcomes the arrival of Acer's 10-Inch Aspire One
The U. K. market recently witnessed the official launch of the long-rumored 10-inch Acer Aspire One netbook by Acer. The motive behind the launch of this 10-inch screen net-book is primarily to update its popular 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One and also to serve to the needs of mobile employees.
Gianfranco Lanci, president and CEO of Acer, said in a statement, "Despite the recent problems of the financial markets and general economic uncertainty, the netbook and notebook markets will continue to grow in 2009."
The demand for laptops and netbooks is strong. For first time, the supplies of Laptops and netbooks has surpassed that of Personal Computers in Asian market.
Acer has actually made a niche for itself to acquire a share of an ever-growing netbook market, which is asking for bigger form factors, by adding a 10-inch netbook.
Acer believes that the users will prefer bigger screen size and would be able to work more proficiently. The new netbook, supported by an Intel Atom processor would be available in two models, mainly a Mobile Intel 945GSE Express chipset or Mobile Intel 82801 GBM chipset, which can be equipped with up to 2 GB of DDR memory, depending on the preference of the user.
Furthermore, the netbook comes with preloaded Windows XP operating system and a standard 160-GB 2.5-inch hard drive.
Other features include 802.11b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies as part of the standard package. The netbook has been developed for ultramobility, constant uptime and cloud computing applications and will definitely impress a lot of users. It is worth mentioning here that in cases where Wi-Fi might not be available, 3G technology can be added to the purchase to ensure uptime.
Acer reported, "The 10-inch Aspire has a WSGA LED backlit display with 1,024 x 600 resolutions. A Crystal Eye Webcam has been integrated, allowing for live video streams and video chats."
As far as the availability and pricing are concerned, the 10-inch Acer Aspire One will be available in mid-February in the U. K.; and will be priced at 300 pounds.