Acer presents the Aspire one

Your New Mobile Internet Device

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Acer, the third largest vendor in the global PC market (source: Gartner data, 4Q 2007), today presented the Aspire one, an all-new communication device designed to make your online activities fast, simple and utterly cool.


The Aspire one is a brand new product and, despite its size, it is not just another notebook: it’s a stylish all-new digital device designed to deliver continuous access to the internet no matter where you are.

The Aspire one is something that follows you everywhere you go, and opens the door to new and unexplored areas of the online world. For this reason it was important to reduce weight and dimensions.

The result is a masterpiece of technological simplicity with an intuitive and specifically optimized software interface to support connectivity needs. At just 24 x 17 cm and weighing less than one kilo, the Aspire one is not only extremely compact (smaller than an average office diary) but offers numerous connectivity possibilities, a full and easy-to-use software application suite and a battery life of up to 6 hours1.

Let’s get connected
Small and smart, the Aspire one takes you wherever you want to be and keeps you connected when you get there. The Aspire one comes with 802.11b/g WiFi built-in as standard for easy access to available wireless networks and can also be specified with a choice of embedded WiMAX or 3G2 wireless technologies for even greater wireless freedom. The result is always the same: you’re online in an instant and can stay there as long as you want.

In addition, Acer Signal Up technology ensures maximum quality and stability to the wireless signal.

Let’s get organized
The Aspire one is great for getting things done: whether you’re checking your mail, managing your online bank account or chatting with friends, the Aspire one offers a simple, intuitive Linux3 interface that clearly organizes everything you need to surf, work or simply have fun. The pre-installed software is separated by functions and presented in 4 distinct areas on the screen – Connect, Works, Fun and Files – that is so simple it’s impossible to get confused: the easier it is to get things done, the simpler it is to enjoy life.

Ergonomics and reduced dimensions do not mean the view isn’t spectacular: the Aspire one has an 8.9” CrystalBrite LED backlit display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Integrated in the top of the screen is the unique Acer CrystalEye webcam for live video streaming, video chats and conferences.

Choose your Style
The Aspire one uses color to combine connectivity with inimitable style. Initially available in blue and white, the range of colors available for the Aspire one will be expanded after the summer with two new soft, warm tones: brown and pink.

The four colors – sapphire blue, seashell white, golden brown and coral pink – give the Aspire one an individual and quite distinctive look and feel that matches the style and personality of its lucky owner.

Bits & bytes for data freedom
The Aspire one is equipped with Intel® Atom™ processor, Linpus™ Linux® Lite or Windows XP® Home, and comes with 512MB or 1GB of RAM memory installed.

There are two alternatives for data storage: a NAND flash module of 8GB or an 80GB4 internal HDD. In addition the Aspire one reads 5 different types of memory card – Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card – for absolute data freedom.

To increase storage capacity, the Aspire one features the unique Smart File Manager, a simple solution that instantly and seamlessly merges extra storage from any SD card inserted in the 2nd SD card slot into the memory available to the user.
Expanding your available storage has never been so easy.

Simple, Sophisticated Software5
Acer has worked hard on improving the user experience by designing a friendly, easy-to-use and comprehensive interface that simplifies interaction between users and the Aspire one by taking a more natural approach to screen layout and functionality.

The Linpus™ Linux® Lite version is the result, guiding and accompanying even novice users through the Internet in an intuitive, “virus-safe” and super-responsive Linux environment.

The Aspire one features the one Mail software suite that lets you manage up to six of your email accounts with a single application interface, including your office accounts. A small icon to the right of the message quickly and clearly shows the appropriate mail account. Nothing could be simpler to replace push e-mail services without using a corporate server.

The Aspire one uses Messenger for Instant Messaging, an application that allows users to simultaneously access Skype, Microsoft Messenger and various other instant messaging services. The software can be used with the integrated video camera for instant video-chats and video confere­­­nces.

The Aspire one series comes preinstalled with Linpus™ Linux® Lite version or Windows XP® Home. Furthermore, additional software such as OpenOffice 2.3, one Mail, Messenger, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Launch Manager, Adobe® Reader®, McAfee® Internet Security Suite, Microsoft® Office Trial 2007 are also installed6.

The Aspire one comes with a 1-year carry in warranty which can be extended to 2 years with Acer Advantage.