Laptop Magazine’s Joanna Stern got some one on one time with an Acer Aspire One today. In a nutshell, she says the computer is one of the most attractive low cost mini-notebooks she’s seen. But while it’s a tiny bit longer than the Eee PC 900, the keyboard is at least as cramped.
The Aspire One has a trackpad with buttons on the left and right side, much like the HP Mini-Note. And for a computer with just 512MB of RAM, the PC boots up pretty quickly, loading Linpus Linux Lite
in just 28 seconds. Linpus Linux Lite is a version of Linux designed for low-cost ultraportables. It’s been available for a few months in LiveCD form, and it appears to be the default operating system for the Nohrtec Gecko
. But the Acer Aspire One might be the first computer available in the US with Linpus preloaded.
Sascha from Eee PC News.de also shot a short video showing the Aspire One in action:
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