updated 11:00 am EST, Thu December 31, 2009
Acer Aspire One 532h to be more stylish
Acer's first netbook based on Intel's Pine Trail platform, the Aspire One 532h, has finally been spotted in photos ahead of a likely release next week. The 10-inch system should be visually similar to its existing predecessors on the outside but is at once subtler and more stylized, having dropped the chrome-like accents on the side but gaining the newer keyboard of more recent Aspires as well as a larger trackpad.
As the core notebook in Acer's future lineup, the 532h will still have 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive but is known to be getting both the 1.66GHz Atom N450 inherent to Pine Trail as well as Windows 7 Starter and the option of a 250GB hard drive.
The most recent pricing leaks point to the new Aspire One netbook having a price the equivalent of $430 to $480 when it ships, potentially as soon as CES or shortly afterwards. A US version is considered near-certain and may cost less. [via NetbookNews]