Best Netbook Of The Year?

We only have 3 more months to the end of 2010. This year, we have seen lots of new netbook model popping up, and many of them has added (or will be adding) the dual core Intel Atom processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics to their specs. Netbooks are no longer a device used merely for Web browsing and Internet application which it was originally designed for. So which is the best netbook of 2010? Some reviewers say it’s the Eee PC 1215N, but I think it’s still too early to say now as we are yet to see the performance of the Acer Aspire One D255 and the Asus Eee PC 1015N which will be released in the next 1 to 2 months. Both models will feature the new Intel Atom D550 CPU and the 1015PN will even be running ION 2. It will be interesting to see how these 2 new models compared to the others.

Acer Aspire One D150

Acer Aspire One D150 is the new model of the Aspire One series with a larger display, and a higher capacity battery that’s good for up to 7 hours of use. The specs for the Aspire One D150 is as following:

  • 10.1 inch display
  • 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 CPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 160GB hard drive
  • 6 cell battery
  • Windows XP Home Edition

While the netbook is not yet shipping in the US, Sascha from Netbook News.de has manage to get a unit from Taiwan and created the following hands-on video:

9-Cell Battery For Acer Aspire One Available on Amazon

Want a longer battery life for your Acer Aspire One netbook? How about a 9-cell battery that can last for 9 hours 40 minutes? You can get it from Amazon.com now.

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Product Description
Is the original Aspire One netbook battery life too short for you? Unable to finish your blog at the Starbucks? Unable to finish watching your favor movie on the airplane? Now, the wait is over. The 9-cell 6600mAh replacement battery is here. Using this high quality 9-cell battery, Acer Aspire One laptop could last up a whopping 9 hours and 40 minutes when under minimum load and WI-FI off (individual result may vary). You can have a full working day without the need to plug in for charge. Your Aspire One netbook will be on all the time with this 9-cell 6600mAh battery.

The price for this 9-cell is pretty high at $144.99, and it can be ugly when your Aspire One is equipped with the 9 cell. But hey you get a 9:40 battery life!

Acer Release All Black Aspire One – A110X

Acer has released the Aspire One A110X — the all black edition in Germany.

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If you are wondering what are the difference between the Aspire One A110 and A110X, the latter model is designed to to be all black while the A110 is not. Other than that, all specs and features are the same: 1.6GHz Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, and 8.9-inch LCD.

With an all black and ultra-sleek design, the Acer Aspire One A110X is sell at $509, which is quite expensive compare to the previous Aspire One models ($399).

[via Laptop Computer News]

Acer Aspire One in Pink and White Color Scheme Coming Soon!

Acer is going to release their popular Aspire One netbook in pink and white color scheme. Here’s how the Acer Aspire One will look like in the new color scheme (more photos available on Eee PC News).

whitepinkaspireone2Other netbook brands such as MSI Wind, Asus Eee PC, and Lenovo IdeaPad S10 has also released a pink version netbook of their own. Looks like the women do play an important role in the netbook sector.

[via: Pink Laptop Computer]

Touch Screen Kit for Eee PC 900/901

Now you could turn your Eee PC 900, 901, or Acer Aspire One netbook into a touch screen netbook without dissecting and soldering them. Just get this fun and easy DIY touch-screen kit from eBay at $99.95, and you can easily make your own touch screen netbook.

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Here are some features for the touch screen kit:

  • 4-wire analog resistive screen
  • touchscreen response time < 10 mins
  • high transmittance >85%
  • 25 points linearity position with edge compensation
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • supports 11 languages for Windows

Isn’t this cool?

[via Engadget]

Acer Aspire One With SSD and Windows XP Coming Soon

If you have been looking for an Acer Aspire One model with solid state disk that’s running Windows XP, you might have noticed that Acer do not provide such option. Until recently Acer is finally planning to release the Acer Aspire One with preloaded Windows XP and an SSD drive.

According to image of a product listing posted on Blogee.net, Acer will be launching several new models of the Aspire One. One of these would have an SSD with Windows XP running on it.

However the release date and price is still unknown.

[via Eee PC Blog]