Acer Saddles Up in the Pine Trail Corral with $299 Aspire One

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Acer has announced its move into the Pine Trail market : the Aspire One AO532h. And while it wasn’t first, it so far is the cheapest with a $299 price tag.

As netbooks go, this new Aspire One isn’t all that different from its predecessors, save for it sporting an Intel Atom N450 CPU, GMA 1350 graphics, and a promised 10-hours of battery life. The N450 has a speed of 1.66 GHz, with a 512 KB L2 cache, and a 667 MHz front-side bus. The integrated GMA 3150 will power a 10.1-inch WSVGA “CrystalBrite” backlit LED display, which Acer says uses 22.2 percent less power than a regular LCD.

Rounding out the features are the usual: 1Gb of DDR2 667 MHz memory (no word on expandability), a 160 GB SATA hard drive running at 5400 RPM, a digital media card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, 802.11b/g/draft-n WiFi, 10/100 fast ethernet, a webcam, and stereo speakers. Mobile power is from a 6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh) battery. Windows 7 Starter is the operating system of choice.

The 2.76 pound, 1-inch thick netbook will be available in Onyx Blue, Garnet Red, and Silver Matrix.

Image Credit: Acer

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