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AT&T slips out Acer Aspire One 722 with built-in HSPA+

01/20, 3:40pm

AT&T ships Aspire One 722 for $40 on contract

AT&T just revealed it has began selling Acer's 11.6-inch Aspire One A0722 netbook. The dual-core, 1GHz AMD C-50 system sports a full-sized keyboard and can connect to the carrier's HSPA+ network. A six-cell battery may give it long battery life, although it's not known by how long.

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Acer Aspire D270 surfaces with Cedar Trail Atom

12/30, 4:40pm

Atom-based netbook may hit retailers post CES

Pricing for a new Intel Cedar Trail-based Acer netbook have popped up in Europe. The Acer Aspire One D270 (AOD270) is a 10.1-inch said to be running the newer, faster 1.6GHz Atom N2600 processor. The D270 is also believed to come equipped with 1GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. It will be available with either a three-cell or six-cell battery.

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Acer Aspire One 522, 722 get refreshed

09/28, 8:15am

Acer gives low-cost notebooks a bump

Acer has quietly given its Aspire One 522 and 722 models a specification refresh. The 522 is a 10-inch netbook, while the 722 is an 11.6 sub-notebook both of which were powered by AMD’s 1GHz C-50 processors and Radeon 6250 integrated graphics on launch. A recent check now shows that they have been upgraded to AMD’s new C-60 processor and AMD’s latest integrated graphics processor, the Radeon HD 6290.

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Acer's Aspire Once AOD257 netbook goes on sale in the US

06/28, 5:15pm

Acer Aspire One AOD257 now available on Amazon

Acer USA has began shipping its latest netbook, the Aspire One AOD257, in the USA. The 10.1-inch portable gets the new 1.66GHz, dual-core Intel Atom N570 CPU and integrated GMA 3150 graphics. Its design includes water ripple effects on the outside of the lid, and the netbook can now be had in black, white or red, with blue coming soon.

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ASUS' ultrathin, $199 Eee PC X101 netbook narrowed to July

06/27, 4:30pm

ASUS Eee PC X101 to hit in July with prices shown

ASUS' MacBook Air-inspired Eee PC X101 is now slated to get a quick launch but also possibly a processor switch, tips hinted at on Monday. The ultrathin netbook is now poised to arrive in July, just a month over it was shown. To get to the $199 price for the MeeGo version, though, Digitimes heard it was using a single-core 1.33GHz Atom N435 and not the previously mentioned dual-core 1.5GHz Atom N670.

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Acer set to launch 11.6" Aspire One 722 netbook

04/19, 7:45pm

Device integrates 1GHz AMD procesor

Acer is reportedly set to introduce an updated version of its Aspire One 721 netbook, which will carry the model number 722. Like its predecessor, the new model is said to integrate a dual-core AMD processor running at 1GHz. Both variants also share an 11.6-inch display with 1366x768 resolution, though the new model offers stylish lid with a liquid appearance.

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Toshiba's Fusion-based NB550D not reaching the US so far

01/24, 6:35am

Leaves only Acer Aspire One 522 for Fusion

Toshiba’s Fusion-based NB550D is currently not slated to head to the US. The netbook is one of the first netbooks to feature the AMD Fusion C-50 1GHz dual-core Ontario chip with integrated Radeon 6250 graphics. US users will now have to rely on Acer shipping the Aspire One 522 in order to get their hands on a netbook shipping with an AMD Fusion configuration.

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Acer Fusion-based AO522 up for pre-order, eMachines follows

01/17, 3:20pm

Acer Aspire One 522 available at Amazon

Some of Acer's unveilings from CES came closer to reality today as its Aspire One 522 came up for pre-order at Amazon. The company's first netbook based on AMD's Fusion should sell for $330 and ships in three to five weeks. Amazon's edition comes in a single trim with the 1GHz dual-core C50 chip, Radeon HD 6250 graphics and a 250GB hard drive.

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Intel touts record fall quarter, but iPad effect evident

01/13, 5:30pm

Intel Q4 2010 hits record but Atom near flat

Intel today posted record results for the fall that nonetheless illustrated a pronounced effect from the iPad and other tablets. Its net profit was up 48 percent year-to-year and 10 percent sequentially, to $3.4 billion, but was owed almost exclusively to its large-scale server group and investments. Its revenues for both Atom chips and its regular processors were both flat compared to the summer.

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Acer Aspire One 522 leaked with AMD Fusion chip

12/23, 2:05pm

Acer to bring out 10-inch Aspire One 522

An upcoming notebook from Acer was leaked this week. Called the Aspire One 522, it sports AMD's dual-core C-50 Ontario chip from the Fusion family and shares the chassis first seen on the Aspire One AOD255. The only visual differences are the textured touchpad buttons and the new color.

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Acer Aspire One Happy netbook gets Android, pastel colors

10/12, 1:05pm

Acer Aspire One Happy shows up, due in Italy

Acer today officially unveiled a new Aspire One netbook targeted at a much different audience, the Happy. The dual-boot computer uses both Windows 7 and Android and is unique in having a pastel color palette that includes blue, green, pink and purple.. The 10.1-inch, 1024x600 display is familiar and complemented by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom with 1GB of RAM.

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Acer outs Aspire One D255 with dual-core Atom

10/04, 9:45am

D255 debuts with Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz

Acer has officially launched the Aspire One D255 in the US. The netbook is one of the earliest with Intel’s new 1.5GHz Atom N550 dual-core chip and promises much faster performance than typical single-core netbooks. The system is still relatively long-lasting with as much as eight hours of battery life.

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Acer supplying advance Chrome OS netbooks to Google?

08/24, 6:40pm

Acer Chrome OS netbooks surface in logs

A discovery late Monday has revealed that Google may already be testing Acer-made netbooks running Chrome OS. An "Acer ZGA" system has surfaced in a Linux kernel changelog that would be consistent with Aspire One netbooks made by Quanta and which has shown in Google's own bug trackers for the open-source version of Chrome OS, Chromium OS. The details found by Macles make clear references to Intel's 1.66GHz Atom N455 and a SanDisk pSSD for storage.

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Acer gearing up dual-core Aspire One D255 netbook

07/06, 1:50pm

Acer to take turn at dual Atom netbook

Acer is about to follow ASUS' Eee PC 1215N with a dual-core netbook of its own, based on newly escaped details. The Aspire One D255 would carry an Atom N550 with each core running at 1.5GHz. Not much is known on the inside, but it would have features similar to the D260 and some cosmetic tweaks, such as new colors and less chrome trim.

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Acer cancels Ion 2-based Aspire One 532g

06/19, 11:15am

Acer Aspire One 532g graphics deemed too glitchy

Acer late Friday said it had canceled the Aspire One 532g. The netbook was to have been the first with NVIDIA's second-generation Ion graphics but has been canceled worldwide. A direct explanation isn't known, but Blogeee suspects graphics driver issues; the 532g would have used Optimus graphics switching to flip to either Ion or Intel graphics for either speed or 10 hours of battery life.

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Acer brings AMD-based and upgraded Intel netbooks to US

06/18, 10:20am

Acer Aspire One gets Athlon II Neo and new Atoms

Acer upgraded its entire Aspire One lineup for the US today to take advantage of newer processors. The 10.1-inch AO521 and 11.6-inch AO721 together are Acer's first netbooks with AMD processors and use a 1.7GHz Athlon II Neo instead of the usual Atom chip. For either system, the greatest leap is graphics: either uses a Radeon HD 4225 integrated chipset that can handle HD video and other tasks usually off-limits for Intel netbooks.

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Lenovo to build 3D notebook for summer

05/12, 12:20pm

Lenovo to use Wistron tech for 3D notebook?

Industry insiders claimed today that PC maker Lenovo will begin shipping a stereoscopic 3D notebook this summer that will use polarized glasses. While 3D notebooks are already on the market and use NVIDIA's GeForce 3D Vision and Wistron's 3D solution. As the former uses active shutter glasses and the latter passive glasses, it's believed by DigiTimes that Wistron's 3D technique will power the Lenovo notebook.

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Acer to bring out dual-boot Windows/Android netbook

04/01, 1:05pm

Acer Aspire One D260 to sport dual-boot OS

At a launch event for its TimelineX notebooks in Europe, Acer let it slip that it is working on an Aspire One D260 netbook that will have dual-boot capabilities with Android and Windows, likely XP. An update to the Aspire One D250, it is expected to ship with the latest Atom processor, though technical specifications are not yet finalized. At the same time, Acer revealed a netbook running on Chrome OS is also due in the summer of this year.

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Acer Aspire One 532g gets leaked European pricing

03/03, 4:55pm

Acer Aspire One 532g priced for Europe

The recently revealed Aspire One 532g from Acer, which carries the distinction of being the first netbook with NVIDIA's Ion 2 platform, has been priced for the European market. An Acer slide reveals that price to be 379 euros, or the equivalent of nearly $520. Once the netbook comes stateside, however, it is expected to cost much less, or about $379.

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Acer makes Aspire One 532h official for $300

12/31, 2:55pm

Acer netbook drops to $300 with Pine Trail

Acer on the last day of 2009 acted quickly to hush rumors by confirming details of its first Aspire One netbook to use Intel's Pine Trail platform for the Atom chip. The 532h gets the slightly faster 1.66GHz N450 but is most notable for its increase in battery life: the more efficient Atom and a more efficient 10-inch LED-lit display should net it up to 10 hours of usefulness on a high-end 6-cell battery and 8 hours on a regular 6-cell pack. The keyboard and trackpad have also grown in size versus the 531h, with the former now equivalent to 93 percent of a full-size keyboard and the trackpad having a larger area to better suit its multi-touch input.

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Acer's Pine Trail-based netbook seen in first photos

12/31, 11:00am

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.

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Acer Aspire One 532 coming with Pine Trail Atom

12/11, 1:00pm

Acer Aspire One 532 netbook shows up early

A driver download page on Acer's website reveals a new, as-yet-unreleased netbook model, the Aspire One 532. Available in a couple of models, the AO532H-xx, will be Acer's first netbook based on Intel's Pine Trail platform. That means the AO532H will be powered by the 1.66GHz N450 Intel Atom CPU, which is confirmed by several retailer sites that are already listing the netbook for sale.

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Acer intros 5738DG notebook with TriDef 3D display

10/21, 9:25pm

Device utilizes GeForce 3D Vision stereosopic tech

Acer has formally introduced its first Aspire One notebook with a 3D display, the 5738DG. The device offers the same basic specs as the company's 5738 notebook, but trades the multi-touch display for a TriDef 3D screen. The 1366x768 display measures 15.6 inches corner-to-corner, with 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium as the pre-installed operating system.

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Acer on course for Android netbook in summer

07/30, 4:10pm

Acer Android netbook a go

Despite a recent report to the contrary, Acer is still on track to deliver a promised Android powered netbook PC later this summer, according to a representative at the company. The announcement was made after reports of a delay emerged, and the Aspire One-series netbook will sport a 10-inch screen along with an Intel Atom CPU. Thus far, Acer's Aspire One runs on Windows XP, but a prototype device on display recently contained both operating systems. Acer executives said the production version will only have Android.

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Acer 11.6-inch Aspire One's specs, ship date leaked

05/01, 9:50am

11.6-inch Aspire One specs

Acer's recently introduced 11.6-inch Aspire One netbook has received a full spec sheet thanks the model's appearance on the company's German web page. Called the Acer Aspire One 751, it now appears powered by Intel's 1.33GHz Atom Z520 CPU along with a maximum of 2GB of RAM rather than the 1.6GHz model of before. The largest netbook in Acer's lineup also sports a 1366x768 resolution and offers Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and triband UMTS/HSPA 3G as options.

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Acer intros Aspire One 11.6 netbook with multi-touch

04/08, 10:35am

Acer 11.6-inch Aspire One

Acer on Wednesday announced the newest addition to its Aspire One netbook range with an 11.6-inch version. Apart from the new size, what differentiates the new model from existing ones is its soft-touch keyboard, 1-inch thickness and multi-gesture touchpad. The latter lets users leaf through pages by swiping their finger and zoom into pages by pinching their fingers while in contact with the touchpad.

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Acer set to release 11.6-inch Aspire One netbook

03/23, 12:15pm

Acer 11.6-inch Aspire One

Another netbook PC is nearing a shipping date, as Acer is reportedly preparing a new generation Aspire One netbook with a larger, 11.6-inch, 16:9 screen. The new model's redesign would give it a 1366x768 resolution and a full-sized keyboard that sports flat keys. Under the revised skin and larger body, the new Aspire One would also have a newer Z500 series 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU paired with an integrated GMA500 graphics processor that combined should extend its battery life and improve its overall performance

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Packard Bell to replace DOT netbook with new model

03/11, 10:30am

Packard Bell DOT dead

Packard Bell will no longer bring its earlier announced DOT netbook to market, the computer maker said recently. The Acer Aspire One-based netbook was announced just a few months ago, and was due to go on sale this past January in Europe, priced at the equivalent of about $413. A Packard Bell spokesperson said in an interview the DOT netbook will be replaced by a new model, though did not go into specifics. The same person also mentioned that some changes will be made to the brand, again not expanding on this.

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Acer Aspire One slimline specs, images surface

02/26, 2:30pm

Acer Aspire One specs

The thin 10.2-inch Acer Aspire One netbook spotted just two days ago has been highlighted yet again by German site NetbookNews, this time with specs and more images. Unlike previously believed, however, the new, thinner (just under one inch) netbook will not have a solid state drive, but a traditional hard disk with a 160GB capacity.

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Acer launches 10-inch Aspire One in US

02/09, 9:30am

10-inch Aspire One in US

Acer announced on Monday that its 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150 netbook is now available to US customers, with prices starting at $350. The netbook will be sold alongside the existing 8.9-inch Aspire One, which has recently been discounted to $329 and is expected to be phased out sometime in the second quarter of the year. Specs of the newly-released PC include a 1.6GHz Intel Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 160GB hard drive preloaded with Windows XP Home.

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Ad leak shows subsidized 3G Acer Aspire One for $100

12/08, 9:55pm

Subsidized Aspire

A leaked Radio Shack holiday ad shows the Acer Aspire One priced at $100 when combined with a $60 or higher two-year AT&T data plan. The promotion represents a unique subsidization strategy for netbooks, drawing from a technique long-established in the mobile handset market. The Aspire One features an Intel Atom processor, Windows XP Home, 1GB memory, 160GB hard drive, 802.11b/g wireless and integrated 3G components for connection to cellular networks.

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Acer's 10-inch Aspire One coming by March

11/25, 11:45am

Acer 10-inch Aspire One

The president of computer maker Acer, Scott Lin, said the company will launch its 10-inch Aspire One netbooks in February or March, according to a Tuesday report. Currently, Acer sells only 8.9-inch Aspire One netbooks, which make up the majority of the company's portable PC sales in its home market of Taiwan. The netbook comes bundled with a high-speed wireless data network faster than speeds offered by 3G network and is bundled with a data service from Taiwan Mobile (TWM).

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Acer to release small desktop PC in early 2009?

11/10, 3:55pm

Acer to launch compact PC

Notebook and desktop PC maker Acer is considering releasing an efficient, entry-level compact desk-top PC early in 2009, according to a Monday report. Computer parts providers believe the PC will offer Intel's Atom CPU as an option due to higher-than-expected sales of the company's Aspire One netbooks, which use the Intel chip. The sales goal stands at between 12 and 13 million. Acer is reportedly looking to use CPUs from VIA Technologies or AMD, the latter (pictured) providing a 2.1GHz Phenom X3 CPU in the company's Aspire X3200 desktop.

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Acer Aspire one UMPC launches in US

07/16, 9:45am

Aspire one launches in US

Acer today announced its Aspire one ultraportable notebook has shipped to the US market. Meant to compete with ASUS' Eee PC, the Aspire one uses Intel's 1.6GHz Atom CPU in all of its variations, along with an 8.9-inch, 1024x600 (WSVGA) display with integrated webcam and Intel's Media Accelerator 950 graphics. While information and specs on the basic system were already known, Acer has revealed two other variations of its first mini laptop.

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