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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.

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'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)