All of the information I’ve seen about the new Acer Aspire One netbook with a 10 inch screen has indicated that the laptop will have a 160GB hard drive and run Windows XP. And according to ZDNet, that’s true of the first generation models that should be hitting the shelves in mid-February. But the Acer reportedly plans to offer Linux and solid state disk options as well.
The company is sticking with Linpus Linux Lite as its Linux distribution of choice. The OS is easy to use for people who are unfamiliar with Linux and Acer has had success with the operating system on the 8.9 inch version of the Aspire One laptop. But if you’d rather install another Linux flavor like Linux4one or Kuki Linux, my guess is they’ll run just as well on the new Aspire One as on the original.
While the 8.9 inch Acer Aspire One came with an option of a hard drive or an 8GB or 16GB SSD, Acer plans to offer the new models with just a 16GB SSD and eliminate the second SD card slot that was included in the original model as a way to add extra space for the operating system.
In related news, Acer held a launch event for the new computers in Tokyo and Akihabara News snapped a few photos including the one you see above.