It looks like Acer is preparing to launch its first netbook based on Intel’s upcoming Atom N450 Pineview processor. A new model called the Acer Aspire AO532h showed up on Acer’s support page recently. The laptop’s not available for order, and there’s no official press release yet. But if you scan the support docs, it looks like there are a variety of system configurations.
All of the laptops have Intel Atom N450 processors and Intel GMA 3150 graphics as well as 1GB of RAM, Ethernet, VGA, and audio jacks and 3 USB ports. Windows 7 Starter Edition comes standard. It looks like you’ll have a choice of a 160GB of 250GB hard drive, and a 1024 x 600 pixel or 1280 x 720 pixel 10.1 inch display.
The laptop will be available in black, blue, red, and silver and it includes a 3 cell battery. There’s no mention of a 6 cell option, but I’d be shocked if Acer doesn’t offer one.
Expect this laptop to hit the streets in January after Intel officially launches its next generation Atom chips.