Nowadays mini laptop computers aka netbooks have become a cheap alternative to highly priced laptops. After the initial release of 8.9-inch mini laptops, they were replaced by new 10-inch models. Many rumors and speculations have been heard about the next new line of 11-inch Acer mini laptop computers. In their desire to be constantly connected to the web, people search tool for fast communication, which is small and light enough and with minimum power consumption, so thy can use it all day long.
After long anticipation, Acer finally announced details regarding its long-awaited new 11.6-inch mini laptop computer, which will be released at the end of 2009. Acer always pays attention to details, so it’s not surprising that Acer Aspire One turned into one of the bestselling Acer laptop computers on the market.
Equipped with a new 11.6″ LED backlit screen with WXGA resolution at 1366×768 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Unlike its 10-inch predecessor, which was equipped with a Intel Atom N270 processor and Intel Mobile 945GSE chipset with integrated GMA950 graphics core, the new Acer Aspire One 11.6-inch is equipped with Atom Z530 processor and the Intel SCH US15W chipset, known for some as Poulsbo, with integrated GMA500 graphics core. The GMA500 is well-known PowerVR SGX 535 licensed from Imagination Technologies which has H.264 hardware decoding. The new processor is more economic, it’s power consumption is about the half of his 10-inch predecessor.
Regardless of its compact size Acer Aspire One 11.6″ comes with a 160 GB hard drive and multi-card reader. For the greater convenience, the thickness is reduced to only 1-inch (2.5 centimeters only). This mini laptop has a built-in Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and Acer Signal Up technology which allows quick access to existing Wi-Fi networks. There are built-in ports for VGA and LAN, placed in the rear angles of the netbook for great convenience. It also has built-in Bluetooth and 3G connectivity to use with mobile cell network. It comes with redesigned full size keyboard with flat keys and the “soft touch” system that allows nice and comfortable feeling when using it. The sound of this mini laptops is Dolby Pro Logic. You also get built-in microphone and built-in Acer Crystal Eye web camera, allowing a smooth and clear video conference in real time. By default included 6-cell battery (5200mah) holds around 8 hours continuous work. Enough for a complete full time job.
Build quality of this Acer laptop computers is top-notch for its class. Planned to be released on market for sale at end of 2009, the new 11.6-inch Acer Aspire One is expected to be one of the bestselling products on the eve of winter holidays.