Acer has introduced three updated laptop models in Japan with built-in support for 4G WiMAX mobile broadband.That includes versions of thr 13.3 inch Acer Aspire AS3820, the 11.6 inch Aspire AS1830, and the 10.1 inch Acer Aspire ONe AOD255.

As far as I can tell, that makes the Acer Aspire One AOD-255-A01B the first netbook from the company to include WiMAX… although you can clearly add WiMAX to any notebook by using a USB dongle or a mobile hotspot from your WiMAX provider. Personally I don’t really see the point of purchasing a laptop with built-in 3G or 4G unless you know you’re going to be using the same computer for the length of the contract, and that you don’t plan to switch carriers.

Anyway, the netbook has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive. It has 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, a 6 cell battery, and runs Windows 7 Starter Edition. While some versions of the Aspire One AOD255 come with a dual core Atom N550 processor, this version has a single core 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU.

There’s no word on whether this model will eventually be sold in the US or other countries.

via Netbook News

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