Image credit: Akihabara News

All of the information I’ve seen about the new Acer Aspire One netbook with a 10 inch screen has indicated that the laptop will have a 160GB hard drive and run Windows XP. And according to ZDNet, that’s true of the first generation models that should be hitting the shelves in mid-February. But the Acer reportedly plans to offer Linux and solid state disk options as well.

The company is sticking with Linpus Linux Lite as its Linux distribution of choice. The OS is easy to use for people who are unfamiliar with Linux and Acer has had success with the operating system on the 8.9 inch version of the Aspire One laptop. But if you’d rather install another Linux flavor like Linux4one or Kuki Linux, my guess is they’ll run just as well on the new Aspire One as on the original.

While the 8.9 inch Acer Aspire One came with an option of a hard drive or an 8GB or 16GB SSD, Acer plans to offer the new models with just a 16GB SSD and eliminate the second SD card slot that was included in the original model as a way to add extra space for the operating system.

In related news, Acer held a launch event for the new computers in Tokyo and Akihabara News snapped a few photos including the one you see above.

via AspireOneUser

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13 replies on “Acer’s 10 inch netbook will come with Windows, Linux, HDD, and SSD options”

  1. Can you find out why the Linux versions always come out a few months behind?

    Ubuntu on Dell came out after the Windows version and then took ovrer a month to ship but the Linpus Lite is ALREADY available on the One 9inch so its not like they have to fine tune it more.

    We’ve gotten screwed many a times with limitations on ram, disk space, cpu speed that Microsoft has imposed on their ‘partners’, I wouldnt be surprised if this was the case but have you ever heard/read the spin/BS the companies give for delaying the Linux releases?

  2. I have no problems with my 89% keyboard, this 10″ AAO is sharp looking.

  3. Pictures I’ve seen the US keyboard is identical to the 8.9″ versions (quite nice I think), except it only comes in black now, even on the white Aspire ONE.

    1. LOL yea it looks like it. My brother has the Aspire One I liked it but and after I got my Mini 1000 the keyboard on the One is ridiculous. HP’s keyboard destroy’s the One’s

      1. The HP keyboard is 92% full and the Acer is 89% So it does not destroy anything. The only issue anyone ever had with the Acer One is the L/R mouse buttons, which are the same on the mini note. The keys on the hp are flush with the surface which if you actually looked at the keys on the Acer you would notice the base of the key is just as wide as the mini note. The portion of the key on the Acer is tappered off where you would actually apply presure to the keys.

  4. Japanese keyboards have puny spacebars, or should I say Western keyboards have a lot of wasted space with the spacebar.

  5. is the keyboard improved? it actually looks like it didn’t, the spacebar looks puny!

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