The Acer Aspire One 756 is a cheap portable laptop with an 11.6 inch display and a starting price of just $330.
While Acer has been offering netbooks with Intel Atom processors under the Aspire name for years, the Acer Aspire One 756 is a little different. Instead of an Atom chip, it’s available with a choice of Intel Celeron 877, Intel Pentium 967, or Intel Pentium 987 processors.
These aren’t exactly top-of-the-line chips, but they should make the laptop faster than a typical netbook.
First introduced in May, the Acer Aspire One 756 is now available at select stores. I haven’t seen any online retailers selling the laptop yet, but it’s apparently on sale in-store in at least one CostCo location.
Acer also tends to sell its products through Target, Staples, Walmart, and other bricks and mortar stores, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this laptop show up in those places soon.
The notebook measures 11.2″ x 8″ x 0.8″ and weighs 3 pounds. It has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 4 cell battery, Intel HD graphics, HDMI output and 802.11n WiFi.
The least expensive models sell for $330, while the priciest versions run $380.
The difference between those two laptops? The cheapest model has 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and a Celeron 877 CPU, while the $380 version has twice the RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a Pentium dual-core 967 processor.
There are also mid-range devices for $350.
I guess not all thin and light laptops released this year are going to be ultrabooks costing $700 or more.