The Netbook craze may be over, but Acer, the company behind some of the best-selling Netbooks of all time, has a colorful new model to show off. The awkwardly named Aspire One Happy 2 (we must have missed the memo on the Happy 1) has a single notable feature--a collection of eye-popping colors that Acer says, "bring a new sense of fun and style to the ultra-light, mobile PC experience."
The systems come in four food-influenced shades, called Banana Cream, Blueberry Shake, Papaya Milk, and Strawberry Yogurt. From the product images we've seen, the chosen color is applied to the back of the lid, which itself has a water-drop-like ripple effect, the touch pad, and some interior accents.
Forget about AMD CPUs and 11-inch screens, these are classic 10.1-inch, Intel Atom Netbooks. The CPU in this case is the dual-core Atom N570, and the 1GB of RAM and 250GB hard drive should sound familiar to anyone who has purchased an entry level Netbook in the past few years.
Lest you think this particular set of specs is a bit too much of a throwback, we were pleased to see that the Aspire One Happy 2 systems will sell for only $269, and should be available from retailers starting immediately.