New Aspire One Netbook Line for Canada

Posted by at 6:31 pm on August 27, 2010

Acer  has expanded its industry-leading line of Aspire One netbooks with the Acer Aspire One AOD260 and Aspire One AO533. These new netbook lines deliver sleek designs and enhanced performance for highly mobile consumers.

Keeping users productive and connected on the go, both netbooks feature Intel Atom processors, 10.1-inch WSVGA LED-backlit displays, fast Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in webcams and large keyboards with Multi-Gesture touchpads.

Two Lines Were Designed to Meet Different Customer Needs

What is the difference between the two models you ask?   Acer says that the Aspire One AOD260 offers performance with a sophisticated design that makes a fashion statement, while the Aspire One AO533 delivers long battery life and ample features at an outstanding value.”  

Aspire One AOD260 – The Design Model

The Aspire One AOD260 netbook was designed as a fashion accessory, coming in black or blue. The smooth surface, chromo-plated logos and flush battery create 1-inch thin netbook.  On the scale it  ranges from 2.43 to 2.76 pounds (depending on battery size).  

It comes with Intel Atom N455, N450 or N475 processor,  1GB of DDR3 memory and a 160GB or 250GB internal hard. The 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED display, webcam and digital microphone deliver smooth video and voice quality for real-time video chat and conferencing.  

 Aspire One AO533 – Mobile Performance and Functionality for All Day Computing

The Aspire One AO533 netbook was designed for all-around performance and all-day mobility. Featuring the high-performance yet energy-conscious Intel Atom N455 processor, efficient 10.1-inch LED-backlit display and a 6-cell Li-ion battery, the Aspire One AO533 offers 8 hours of battery life on a single charge. AO 533 comes iwth 1GB of DDR3 memory and  wither 160GB or 250GB hard drive.

The unit supports 802.11b/g/n wireless network  and fast Ethernet LAN connectivity. Available in a trio of colors; red, sblack and white.  The AO533 hits the scales at 2.76 pounds.

Enhance Ease of Use

For precise control and intuitive navigation, the netbooks utilize a Multi-Gesture Touchpad with anti-slip microbead texture, allowing users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers across the touchpad. It also allows users to scroll, zoom in and out, and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets.  The    keyboard is 93 percent  of a standard size  for more comfortable typing.

Price and Availability

Both netbook lines will be available late thiss month at leading Canadian retailers. The Acer Aspire One AOD260 will start at a MSRP of $249.99 (CAD), while the Acer Aspire One AO533 will start at a MSRP of $299.99 (CAD).

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