Official double thumbs for Acer Aspire One

It’s already been spotted in the wild, but we’ve just been given a full preview of the Eee PC baiting Acer Aspire One at the swanky Sander

It’s already been spotted in the wild, but we’ve just been given a full preview of the Eee PC baiting Acer Aspire One at the swanky Sanderson Hotel in London Town.

The Aspire One totes an Eee PC 901-matching 8.9in screen, with 1024x600 resolution and runs on your choice of trusty XP or cool kids’ choice Linux. Which ever OS you plump for, you get  1GB of RAM and an 8GB SSD, with the option to use a mighty 80GB HDD instead. A tasty alternative, we think you’ll agree.

Once WiMAX finally gets going, it’ll also support an internal module to make it play nice with the next-gen wireless tech. Alternatively, you can grab a model with 3G instead. However, you can’t get both in one machine. If you’re after Bluetooth though, you’re in the wrong place. No fair, we say. Still, with an Intel Atom processor, you’ve got yourself another full-on option when it comes to the sub-notebook party.

Price-wise, you’re looking at £199 for the basic Linux model with 8GB SSD. You won’t find 3G, but that’s still dead cheap. You’ll be able to get hold of one from 10 July. There’ll be four different colours to choose from.

Acer says they’ll be bringing out models with bigger screens later in the year, so watch this space.

We’ll be bringing you an exclusive video review of the new mini PC, so keep it locked to Stuff.tv throughout the day.

Essentials

Acer Aspire One

Price: £199.99

On sale: 10 July

Contact: Acer