Acer’s new AO751H netbook comes with an …

Acer’s new AO751H netbook comes with an 11.6–inch HD screen (1366×768 pixels) and a better keyboard. Unfortunately, the Intel Atom Z520 it sports is slower than the common N270 on netbooks. But with more than 5 hours of battery, this is still a good netbook.


The Acer Aspire Timeline seems like a cl …

The Acer Aspire Timeline seems like a classy piece of mobile computing. If it lives up to its promise of USD $699 and 8 hours of battery life, no doubt on its success just like the Aspire One.

Netbooks Ultraportables

Acer Aspire One AOD150 in the Philippines!


The new version of the Acer Aspire One is now here in the Philippines! This is the AOD150, sporting the 10–inch LED–backlit LCD screen that is slowly becoming the common screen size for recently released netbooks. The retail price was listed at 23,900 pesos. And the good news is that it is also available in a 12–month zero–interest deal!

I personally tested it and the keyboard, though reportedly unchanged, feels much more solid than the 9–inch model. Build quality seems good with no squeaks or design issues. Though not as small as the first generation Eee PC, the AOD150 is still a very portable computing tool. If only this was below 20,000 pesos, I’d be using one right now to write on this blog.

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10–inch Acer Aspire One now on sale in Hong Kong!


It seems that the 10–inch version of the Acer Aspire One is now on sale in Hong Kong! Unfortunately, it sells for a lot more than its announced SRP: 3998 HKD, or just more than 500 US dollars. Ouch. I guess that’s the price we pay for being first. I hope it will be here in the Philippines soon, but I’d rather wait for prices to drop to a reasonable level.

Netbooks Ultraportables

10-inch Acer Aspire One now in Japan!


So the new Acer Aspire One is slowly making its way throughout the world as it has now been launched in Japan. Now with a larger 10.1–inch screen compared to the 8.9–inch from the previous model, this should make the Aspire One a better choice compared to recent offerings from Lenovo, Samsung and the likes that have chosen the 10–inch displays.

Netbooks Ultraportables

Acer Aspire One with 10-inch screen unveiled


The long–expected rumor of a revised version of the Acer Aspire One with a 10–inch screen is now confirmed. This one’s called the AOD150. Everything is basically unchanged except for the screen:

  • Atom N270 (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB)
  • Up to 2GB RAM
  • 10.1” Display (1024 x 600 resolution, 180 nits)
  • 160GB HDD
  • Multi card reader (SD/MMC/RS-MMC/MS/MS PRO)
  • Stereo speakers (HD Audio)
  • 0.3MP Webcam
  • 802.11b/g Wifi
  • 10/100 Mpbs Wired
  • 3x USB ports
  • VGA Port
  • Bluetooth
  • Wireless Broadband (UMTS/HSPA, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, HSDPA/HSUPA, 3G)
  • 260 x185 x 33.4mm Dimensions
  • 2.62 lbs (3-cell battery) or 2.95lbs (6-cell battery)
  • 3 Li-ion Batteries: 3-Cell (24.4W 2200 mAh ) or 6-Cell (48.8W 4400 mAh) or 6-Cell (57.7W 5200 mAh)
  • 84-key keyboard (1.6mm key travel)
  • 2 button touchpad

With this new update, I wouldn’t be surprised if Acer comes out way ahead of everyone else in the netbook market by the end of the year.

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Acer Aspire One deals!


The best netbook deals you can find right now are with the Acer Aspire One. The barebones 8GB SSD version that comes with a 3–cell battery can now be bought for just below 12,000 pesos. Yes, that is an Atom–powered netbook that’s very usable for basic computing tasks. Now if you’re looking for something more robust, the hard–disk equipped version of the Aspire One sells for 24,000 and comes with 6–cell battery along with its 160GB 2.5–inch hard drive. That gives you around five hours of continuous use without a wall socket! Right now, the HDD model even comes with a free slim external DVD–writer which makes it as good a deal as most cheap laptops out there.

Now is this model good enough? This review tells me it is:

For those looking for an even lower cost budget netbook, the Acer Aspire One is a worthy candidate to think about. This computer has solid build quality to handle being tossed around in a backpack or purse, and modest performance to handle common software applications with ease. Battery life isn’t the best with the 3-cell model, so if you spot the 6-cell/160GB version in stock, it is highly recommended that you pick that. While it is not the easiest netbook to upgrade, it does offer a large storage drive to start with and an SDHC expansion slot. Starting as low as $349 it is no question that it blows the socks off the current competing models, which are priced at $499 and up.

Things are getting really better for the consumers these days.