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Acer finally gets 10-inch Netbook: One AOD150

Despite owning a huge chunk of the growing Netbook market, the Acer Aspire One has been saddled with a 9-inch screen. The new 10-inch model starts at $349.

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The new 10-inch Acer Aspire One.

Despite owning a huge chunk of the growing Netbook market, the Acer Aspire One has been saddled with a 9-inch screen, rather than the bigger 10-inch type we prefer.

Well, wait no more. Acer is now unveiling a 10-inch model, and even better, it is keeping the starting price at $349 (not that it's a bad Netbook, but the Aspire One is one of the most popular Netbooks, largely because it's often $50 to $100 cheaper than similarly configured competing systems). Acer's press release says:

Acer America, part of the world's third-largest PC company, today announced U.S. availability of the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150, expanding the company's growing family of popular Netbooks.

The new Aspire One AOD150 comes on the heels of its highly successful 8.9-inch predecessor, which was one of Amazon.com's top three holiday best sellers in the consumer electronics category.

The global market share leader in the Netbook category, Acer is offering the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150 to U.S. customers today, with prices beginning at $349.99.

The system is already available at Amazon and J&R, and it should be available from other retailers this week. Check out specs and a gallery of photos after the jump.

Acer Aspire One AOD150 Specifications
Intel® Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3
10.1-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD 1024 x 600
Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera
Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
Three USB 2.0 Ports
6-cell Li-ion Battery (2200 mAh)
2.95 lbs.
10.2" (W) x 7.28" (D) x 1.31" (H)

Checking out Acer's Aspire One AOD150

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