Acer has officially introduced three new laptops today — including two we’ve been hearing about for months and one which has already been spotted in the wild. Don’t ask me why companies feel the need to issue press releases after showing off their products at trade shows, but c’est la vie.
Anyway, here’s a quick run down on some of Acer’s latest budget ultraportables:
Acer Aspire One 533
The Aspire One 533 netbook features a 10.1 inch display and a choice of a 1024 x 600 pixel or higher resolution 1280 x 720 pixel screen. We’ve been hearing about this model for a few weeks, and it made an appearance at the Computex trade show in Taiwan last week.
The laptop comes with a choice of a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N455 or 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470 processor. Both versions support DDR3 memory. You also get up to 250GB of hard drive space and integrated WiFi. Bleutooth 3.0 and 3G options are also available.
The laptop has an HDMI output for streaming HD video to an external display, and Acer says the Aspire One 533 should get up to 10 hours of run time on a charge. The laptop weighs just over 2.2 pounds and is available with glossy black, red, or white lids.
Acer Aspire One D260
The Aspire One D260 netbook’s claim to fame is that this 10 inch mini-laptop is available with Google’s Android operating system as an option. Android doesn’t replace Window 7. Instead, if you pick up the Acer Aspire One D260 with Android, you’ll get a dual boot system that lets you boot into either operating system.
We heard rumors about this model a few months ago, and the D260 will actually be the second Acer netbook to dual boot Winodws and Google Android. The company released a dual boot version of the Acer aspire One D250 in 2009.
Aside from the operating system options, the Acer aspire One D260 looks like standard netbook fare. It has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 or N455 processor, 1GB of memory, GMA 3150 graphics, and up to 250GB of hard drive space. WiFi comes standard, but Bluetooth 3.0 is available as an option.
Acer Aspire One 753
Acer is also introducing a new 11.6 inch model called the Acer Aspire One 753. This laptop measures an inch thick and weighs about 3.1 pounds.
The Aspire One 753 features an Intel Celeron U3400 ULV processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and integrated Intel HD graphics with 128MB of dedicated video memory and DirctX 10 support. There’s also an HDMI output.
The laptop comes with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and 640GB of hard drive space, integrated Wifi, and optional Bluetooth or 3G.