While most of the internal specifications are the same, the Acer Aspire One 571 adds a new screen with a higher resolution. It’s still 10.1-inches, but now has a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels with a movie widescreen 16:9 ratio.
The featured Intel Atom N280 CPU (1.66MHz) is not able to decoded HD video such as h.264 content alone, so Acer have added the Quartics Q1721 Multimedia Coprocessor, brining HD decoding and encoding to the game.
This should mean that the Acer Aspire One 571 will be able to easily playback full 1080p content such as blu-ray and h.264 downloads.
Even more interesting, the Acer One 571 adds a Vmedia optical disc drive. The Vmedia discs are small 32mm discs which hold 1GB of data and are enclosed in a plastic casing.
No word of pricing or release date, but the Aspire One 571 should be appealing to media users, offering a higher resolution screen, and HD media playback.