The Aspire One is available in a few configurations, this review is of the most basic one, thus the cheapest and it features an Intel Atom 1.6GHz, 8GB SSD flash drive and 512MB RAM, which really isn’t much.
This version comes with Linux, but others will be available with Windows XP and better specs with up to 1GB of RAM and a 120GB HDD.
The Aspire One comes in four different, slightly unusual, colors. SeaShell White, Coral Pink, Sapphire Blue and Golden Brown. No black, but that’s alright, we could use a few more colors to choose from.
Trusted Reviews gives it 8/10 on performance, features and design. Value gets a 9/10 and so the overall rating is 8/10. Not bad. It retails at £229.99 inc. VAT.
Additionally they write: “If you want the cheapest 8.9in netbook out there with the second-best keyboard, the Acer Aspire One is currently the one to go for – though the Asus Eee PC 901 offers better value if your budget stretches further. However, if the 120GB HDD, 1GB RAM version of the One becomes available with a six-cell battery, at a price that still undercuts the Eee, Asus will have a serious battle on its hands.”