Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Computex 08: Acer Unveils Aspire One

Acer has introduced the Aspire One, a new Mobile Internet Device or MID. The company is offering a full software application suite and a battery of up to six hours.The new product also comes with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi built-in. In its hardware specifications the Acer Aspire One has an 8.9-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display with a resolution of 1024x600 pixels, an integrated webcam, is powered by an Intel Atom processor, Linux or Windows XP Home and will sport either 512MB or 1GB of RAM. Storage options include an 8 GB SSD or a 80 GB HDD.

"We want the tools we develop to be truly useful in the real world," said Jim Wong, Senior Corporate VP and President of IT Products Global Operations, Acer Inc. "When developing new products we always follow a clear principle: we look at everyday life and current usage models of our customers, anticipate future trends and needs and then blend the best available technology with software intelligence to simplify their future. This time we came up with something really special – the Aspire one – an Internet device that delivers true mobile and a seamless wireless experience for all online users."

"The Acer Aspire One netbook designed for internet use will help drive growth in the exciting new netbook category," said Mooly Eden, vice president and general manager, Mobile Platforms Group, Intel Corp. "Purpose built Intel Atom processors are enabling our customers to innovate and together we will bring the next billion users online."

Wednesday, May 28, 2008