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August 22, 2008

Acer Lowers Price of Aspire One Netbook

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Offering affordability and value just in time for back-to-school, Acer (News - Alert) America, the third largest vendor in the global PC market has announced it has lowered the price of the popular Aspire one ultra-lightweight mobile Internet device in the U.S. retail channel. The Aspire one featuring Windows XP Home will now cost $349.

Everyday tasks such as Web browsing, checking email, listening to music, instant messaging, viewing photos, VoIP calls and streaming video can be easily achieved with Aspire one. The Aspire one AOA150-1570 is equipped with Intel (News - Alert) Atom processor, Windows XP Home, 1GB of RAM memory installed, 120 GB internal hard drive, and a three-cell battery. The Aspire one AOA110-1722 with Linpus Linux Lite is now priced at $329.
With Aspire one, users get continuous access to the Internet in an easy-to-use, stylish and ultra-mobile platform. The device can easily be an affordable, entry-level, "first PC" solution for students as it is light enough to tote in a backpack at just 2.17 pounds. Even the on-the-go tech savvy enthusiasts and professionals can make this a secondary computing device.
The Aspire one AOA150-1447 offers a professional solution for those who require added performance and is designed for business and education customers. The Aspire one is ideal for on-the-go business travelers and environments which require long-lasting battery power and features a six-cell battery, 160GB internal hard drive and Windows XP Home. The Aspire one AOA150-1447 is now available via Acer authorized resellers with prices beginning at $399.
Major retailers nationwide are now selling Acer Aspire one netbook and all models come with a one-year limited warranty.
“The Aspire one is a breakthrough product that meets the connectivity needs of both students and mobile professionals,” said Kristin Markworth, senior manager of notebook product marketing for Acer America. “By increasing the value of our mobile Internet device lineup, Acer is opening the Aspire one experience to a whole new base of users.”

Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Eve Sullivan

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