If you want an Asus Eee PC 1000H or an MSI Wind with a 6 cell battery, you’ll have to pony up about $550. For about $400 you can get a Lenovo IdeaPad S10, but it’ll ship with a 3 cell battery. And that means that Acer is the first PC maker to offer a netbook with a 6 cell battery, 8.9 inch display and 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU for under $400.
Amazon is taking orders for the Aspire One for $399.95. This version also ships with a 160GB HDD and Windows XP, which means you won’t be saddled with the slow SSD that plagues the Linux version of the Aspire One.