Acer has officially launched 4 new mini-laptops in the US market. We’ve already seen most of these netbooks, but the Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 should be available almost immediately, with the Acer Aspire D260 and D533 due out by the end of the month.
Here’s a brief run down of each model:
Acer Aspire One 721
This mini-laptop features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and an AMD Athlon II Neo K125 single core processor. It has ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.
While Amazon had been taking orders for the Acer Aspire One 721 for $430 for the past week or so, which is the suggested retail price. But for some reason the price at Amazon seems to have gone up to $480.
Acer Aspire One 521
This model is pretty much what you’d get if you shrunk the Aspire One 721 and stuffed it in a 10 inch frame… and removed a few bells ans whistles. The Aspire One 521 has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, but the same AMD Neo K125 CPU and AT Radeon HD 4225 graphics as the larger laptop.
This model ships with 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter. It should sell for about $350, although I don’t see any listings for it yet.
Acer Aspire One 533
This netbook features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.83GHz Intel Atom N475 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of memory, and a 250GB hard drive. It runs WIndos 7 Starter Edition and ships with a 6 cell battery and should sell for about $330.
Acer Aspire One D260
This netbook is the cheapest of the bunch, selling for just under $300. The Acer Aspire One D260 has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive.
The base model ships with Windows 7 Starter Edition, although there’s a chance Acer may also offer a dual boot version that can also run Google Android.