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Acer’s dual-booting Aspire One D260 handled on video

April 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

Acer dual-booting netbookThe Acer Aspire One D260 is believed to be the Pine Trail update to last years Android/Windows dual-booting AAO D250. The D260 is believed to be similar to the D250 albeit sporting a redesigned chassis.

French site, RueDuCommerce, has managed to get an exclusive look at the D260 and give a quick video tour of the netbook. He doesn’t switch it on so we don’t get to see it booting, but we get a good look at the patterned palm rest, chiclet keyboard and ports. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Netbook stalwarts Acer and Asus give MeeGo support

April 13, 2010 at 11:31 am

MeeGoMeeGo, the lovechild between Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo operating systems, is getting a lot of support from the industry. The Linux Foundation has released a list of all those showing public support for the new OS including a mix of hardware and software developers.

Included in the list are netbook heavyweights Acer and Asus and highlights that we may see dedicated MeeGo netbooks at some point in the future. Acer’s Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president and president of IT Products Global Operations said: “Acer was an enthusiastic adopter of Moblin and we’re excited about Moblin’s evolution into the MeeGo software platform. We’re looking forward to ecosystem innovation that will be enabled by the open nature of MeeGo.” Read more

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T hands-on

April 2, 2010 at 10:38 am

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830TThe Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T is set to be one of the most desirable 11.6-inch ultrathins released in a while. It comes with the Intel Core i5-520UM dual-core processor that has a 1.06GHz clock speed. The processor benefits from Turbo Boost technology, which means the clock speed can increase to 1.86GHz depending on usage.

Blogeee managed to get hands-on with the 1830T and judging by the pictures, it certainly looks the business. Apart from its slender frame, it comes with a textured lid than means fingerprint marks are a thing of the past. It also has a brushed metal palm rest and chiclet keyboard. Read more

Acer Aspire One D260: Android Pine Trail netbook in the works

March 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Acer Aspire OneAcer is preparing to launch a Pine Trail update to last years Aspire One D250 dual-booting netbook. The AAO D260 will also dual-boot Android with Windows. Little other details are known right now, although Acer’s mobile product manager, Martino Mombrini, apparently revealed that the chassis will be getting a redesign.

Mombrini also confirmed that Acer will be launching a Google Chrome OS netbook during Q3 and that they are working closely “with the guys at Google”. We’ll keep you posted on any further details.

Via Electric Pig.

Acer Aspire 1825PT promo video shot with Canon 550D DSLR

March 24, 2010 at 10:27 am

Acer Aspire 1825PT The rumoured Acer Aspire 1825PT 1.6-inch convertible netbook with capacitive display has seen its first promo video. It was shot on the new Canon EOS 550D Digital SLR to test depth of field.

The 1825PT will feature a dual-core Intel SU7300 processor, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD along with Windows 7 Home Premium. Check out the video after the break. Read more

Acer Aspire 1825PT, 1825PTZ convertibles with capacitive display

March 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Acer Aspire TimelineWe have already seen one of the new leaked 11.6-inch ultra-thins due from Acer in the form of the Aspire TimelineX 1830T that packs an Intel Core i5 processor. However this is not all, Acer will announce the Aspire 1825PT and 1825PTZ 11.6-inch netbooks by the end of this month, both featuring a capacitive display.

Both models appear to be upgrades of the 1820PT / 1820PTZ line-up, although as far as we’re aware these models have still not appeared at retail. The 1825PTZ will come with an Intel SU4100 processor, 3GB RAM and 250GB HDD, whilst the 1825PT will feature an Intel SU7300 processor, 4GB RAM and 250GB HDD. Both will come with Windows 7 Home Premium.

Via SaveOnLaptops.

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T – first details and press shots

March 16, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830TAcer is planning to launch a new TimelineX series of ultra-thins notebooks at the end of March. One of these will be the 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T according to macles.

The 1830T differs from its predecessors (1410 or 1810T) by offering the Intel Core i5-520UM dual-core processor that has a 1.06GHz clock speed. The processor benefits from Turbo Boost technology, which means the clock speed can increase to 1.86GHz depending on usage. This new generation of Intel processors enables good performance without sacrificing battery life. Read more

Acer Aspire One 752 ultra-thin gets European pricing

March 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

Acer Aspire One 752Pricing details for the Acer Aspire One 752 CULV-based ultra-thin are starting to come through. Notebook Italia is reporting that there will be two configurations using the 1.3GHz Intel Celeron 743 processor. The AAO 752-742w in white costs €449, whilst the black AAO 752-742Gk will cost €549 but comes with integrated 3G.

The AAO 752 has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) ultra-thin device supporting up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD. It measures just 22m in thickness and weighs 1.40kg. It comes with a full-size Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad. You’ll also find a HDMI and VGA/LAN ports that are placed in the back corners of the body. Other features include Wi-Fi, webcam, Dolby-optimised audio and optional Bluetooth 2.1/integrated 3G. The battery is quoted to last for around 5 hours. Check out the full specs of both SKUs after the break. Read more

Acer prepping ultra-thin with touchscreen keyboard and glass lid?

March 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm

cer prepping ultra-thin with touchscreen keyboardAcer is getting ready to launch a new type of ultra-thin notebook that promises to be one of the thinnest around. It will feature a frameless display and touchscreen keyboard. The lid will be made from the back of the display panel’s glass substrate according to Digitimes.

Doesn’t sound too safe to us, but apparently the company is planning on using Corning’s reinforced glass substrate and print a colour on the back allowing it to be used as a traditional lid found in normal notebooks. The move is being made to reduce thickness and material costs. If this thing ever comes to fruition it is rumoured to launch in H2 2010.

Via Engadget.

Acer Aspire One 752 announced: 11.6-inch CULV ultra-thin

March 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Acer Aspire One 752Acer has revealed the Aspire One 752 ultra-thin notebook. The Aspire One 752 is the update to the AAO 751 and as you can guess by the minor model change, there’s not too much different. The AAO 752 is an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) ultra-thin device powered by the Intel Celeron 743 ULV processor, GS45 Express Chipset and GMA 4500MHD graphics. It will support up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD.

It certainly lives up to its ‘ultra-thin’ category name, measuring just 22m in thickness and weighing 1.40kg. It comes with a full-size Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad. You’ll also find a HDMI and VGA/LAN ports that are placed in the back corners of the body. Other features include Wi-Fi, webcam, Dolby-optimised audio and optional Bluetooth 2.1/integrated 3G. The battery is quoted to last for around 5 hours. Read more

Nvidia Optimus tech demoed on Acer Aspire One 532G ION netbook

February 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Nvidia Optimus tech demoed on Acer Aspire One 532GThe Acer Aspire One 532G is the world’s first 10-inch netbook to be armed with next generation Nvidia ION graphics. It was announced last week at the MWC show in Barcelona and we managed to get hands on with the device at a press event in London earlier this week.

The AAO 532G is expected to launch in late April/early May and will come in two configurations. The 1GB RAM/160GB HDD combo will cost £349, whilst a 2GB RAM/320GB HDD combo will cost £399. These prices are not set in stone and depending on exchange rates may end up costing another £30 more. However, Acer is keen not to price the higher end SKU above £400 if they can help it. Read more

Nvidia ION 2 benched; performance lags original ION?

February 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Nvidia ION 2The Acer Aspire One 532G emerged as the first officially announced Nvidia ION 2 netbook earlier this week. This is despite still knowing very little about the “next generation ION” apart from the evidence suggesting it will be a discrete GPU part, possibly the GeForce GT218.

The 10-inch AAO 532G netbook was on show at MWC in Barcelona this week and NetbookNews managed to do some sneaky testing to see how ‘next-gen’ the new ION really is. They conducted the 3DMark03 graphics benchmark test on the netbook and initial results don’t look too promising for those hoping ION 2 would be a leap in performance over the original. Read more

Acer’s TouchPortal UI demoed on the Aspire 1820P convertible netbook

February 17, 2010 at 8:35 pm

Aspire 1820PAcer’s much anticipated 11.6-inch Aspire 1820P convertible tablet is due to hit the market next month. It will be powered by a 1.2GHZ dualSU7300 Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM (max 8GB), either 250GB or 320GB HDD. Other features include Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1, HDMI, three USB ports, card reader and a 0.3MP webcam. The company is also boasting an 8-hour battery life.

Notebook Italia managed to get some hands-on time with the Aspire 1820P whilst at MWC in Barcelona. In particular, they enjoyed playing around with Acer’s multimedia TouchPortal user interface. You can use this to flick through photos, browse your music collection or play videos. It even allows you to print photos just by dragging them over to a print icon. Check out a video of this UI in action after the jump. Read more

Acer 1410 gets ‘Magnetic Power Adaptor’ mod

February 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Acer 1410 gets Magnetic Power Adaptor mod Those of you with Apple laptops will be familiar with the magnetic power adaptors (MagSafe) the company uses. The idea is that the power connector is held magnetically so that if it is tugged accidentally it comes out of the socket safely without damaging the device. Even under normal use, as the power connector is attached to the motherboard, constant strain can make the connection become loose.

One intrepid modder looked to create something similar for his Acer Aspire 1410 ultrathin. He claims that it is easy to build with common materials and holds together without detaching unless it’s meant to. It all looks a bit complicated to me, but he says it is completely reversible. You can check out the guide here.

Via Blogeee.

Acer Aspire One 532G Nvidia ION 2 netbook; first pics & specs

February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Acer Aspire One 532gThe Acer Aspire One 532G will be the first Pine Trail netbook to sport Nvidia ION 2 graphics along with Nvidia’s Optimus power-saving technology. Details on the ION 2 implementation are still scant however we have been told it is a GeForce G218 part with dedicated 512MB memory.

The Aspire One 532G will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 2GB RAM, a 320GB HDD and a 10-inch high-resolution display. As you would expect it also comes with a HDMI out and optional 3G. Acer says that the netbook will have a 10-hour battery life, this falls to five hours if using ION 2 graphics constantly. Read more

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