Acer plans 11.6” CULV model to replace Aspire One 751 netbook

June 9, 2009 at 11:58 am

Acer Aspire One 751Acer is planning to launch an 11.6-inch ultra-thin model, which is based on Intel’s CULV platform, in July according to Digitimes. The new model will fit in Acer’s Timeline series of ultra-thin notebooks and will be manufactured by Quanta.

We recently heard that Acer is looking to rein back shipments of its 11.6-inch Aspire One 751 (AO751h) netbook, following disappointing sales. The report goes on to say that Acer will either look to phase out the 751 or drop its price when the new 11.6-inch ultra-thin launches to clearly define the difference between both 11.6-inch offerings.

Specifications for this new 11.6-inch ultra-thin are unknown right now, although it looks like Acer has realised that one of the shortcomings of the Aspire One 751 was its 1.33GHz Z520 Atom CPU. The Timeline series of notebooks is based on Intel’s Celeron CULV platform and there is no reason why this new model wouldn’t support the same processor. At least with this platform, Acer would make the most out of its 1366 x 768 display by enabling smooth HD 720p content.


84 Responses to “Acer plans 11.6” CULV model to replace Aspire One 751 netbook”

  1. SpencerUk said:
    June 9th, 2009 12:04 PM

    All good and well with revised specs, But whats the price on it exactly?

  2. Jet Sun said:
    June 9th, 2009 12:29 PM

    Not known right now, but with a release penned in for next month, there can’t be too long to find out.

    Remember though, this is not official, so let’s just wait and see…

  3. Fanfoot said:
    June 9th, 2009 6:21 PM

    Stupid. I have no problems with the new model, but a ONE POINT SIX GHZ Atom could have been a fine choice for an 11″. Windows pricing could also be an issue here…

  4. Philipp said:
    June 10th, 2009 4:30 AM

    I don’t get it – the 751 isn’t even yet for sale in the US (it’s coming out around June 20 according to my inquiries with online vendors) and they are already discontinuing it because of low sales? How are you going to sell any if you aren’t shipping them stateside?

  5. Anthony said:
    June 10th, 2009 8:31 AM

    I agree with Philipp, I’ve been thinking about the 751 ever since I saw it in wal-mart, during the recall or whatever you call it. But now that they have them in stock, the only hold up is the sorry z520. if this replacement has the N270 or n280 (the latter preferably), and still holds its $400 price tag, I would be ecstatic. But, if acer raises the price anymore, I would probably just go with a regular laptop, and have more capabilities anyway. I won’t pay more than 400 for a netbook, unless it at least includes an external optical drive.

  6. John said:
    June 14th, 2009 7:08 AM

    [B]Intel’s Celeron ULV platform [/B]

    In CULV, C stands for consumer

  7. Jet Sun said:
    June 14th, 2009 8:36 AM

    Thanks for the correction!