Acer may have just unveiled a whole slew of netbooks, laptops, and low power desktop computers. But the company is already looking ahead and working on its next next generation of mini-laptops. DigiTimes reports that Acer’s third generation netboook will be out by the end of the year and will feature a touch screen display. Another generation of Acer netbooks (which DigiTimes refers to as the fourth generation) should be out in 2010.
I’m not quite sure how Acer is counting generations. First there were the 8.9 inch laptops with Linux and flash memory. Then we had 8.9 inch models with hard drives and Windows XP. Next, we had 10 inch models with Windows. And Acer’s latest product announcements cover a new set of 10 and 11.6 inch mini-notebooks. Which makes me think you could reasonably call a new touchscreen model a fourth or fifth generation Acer netbook.
Anyway, naming conventions aside, this means Acer will soon be joining Asus, Gigabyte, and computer makers building machines based on the Intel Classmate 3 reference design in offering touchscreen netbooks.
via Netbook Choice