Last week we found out that Acer is planning to build a netbook with a 10.2 inch display. Right now you can only pick up an Acer Aspire One with an 8.9 inch screen, but that hasn’t stopped the Aspire One from becoming one of the most successful netbooks around. Now TG Daily reports there will be something else different  about these next generation netbooks from Acer: They’ll run Windows Vista instead of Linux or Windows XP.

The new model will reportedly be part of a new N-series netbook line. And they’ll support hard drive capacities up to 320GB, which could help explain the price jump. TG Daily says the N-series mini-laptops will start at $500, which is as much as $200 higher than some existing Acer Aspire One models.

via Eee PC News

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10 replies on “Acer planning a Windows Vista netbook?”

  1. My Aspire One has a 120 Gb HDD etc.
    I have successfully loaded VISTA Upgrade Home Premium onto it, AND have put both SP1 and Beta SP2 on it, by initially copying the CD files to a 4GB USB Flash drive, and ran the software from there.
    All works fine EXCEPT the LAN adapter now has a “Code 10 ” error. Everything looks normal except for this error. I cannot find an updated driver for it (Realtek RTL 8101 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC NDIS 6.0).
    In the short term I can get a Ethernet – USB 2.0 adapter but I would prefer an updated VISTA compatible driver.
    Any clues ??

    1. were you able to fix the driver problem? How does Vista run with one gig of ram? Thanks, Ed

    2. i did the same with my aspire one (to 120 gb), but then i installed vista ultimate.
      i’v got the same problem, i find nowhere a driver…….
      do you find one?

  2. Netbooks are light and cheap. Neither can be used to describe Vista.

    1. 320gb hard drive on a netbook?
      I love my netbook, I am on my second one but for me it is all about being mobile: email, internet, IM etc. but having 320gb of space just seems to defeat the whole idea even if bytes are cheap

  3. I agree with Gary. Running Vista on the Netbook I feel is a bad idea. XP is quick and plenty resourceful. OH AND MORE STABLE! 🙂

  4. Yeah, the extra $200 is also for the 2 or 3GB of memory you will need to run Vista with any real success….



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