Next-gen 11.6-in. Acer Aspire One netbook available now; has 16:9 display, full-size keyboard

Acer has officially released its next generation of Aspire One netbooks, most notably a new, bigger 11.6-in.

Acer has officially released its next generation of Aspire One netbooks, most notably a new, bigger 11.6-in. model, the Aspire One AO751h, and a revamped 10.1-in. machine, the Aspire One AOD250.

Both of the latest generation of netbooks are thinner than Acer's previous models. The 11-in. AO751h model has a full-size keyboard, along with a 16:9 LED display, and both models weigh less than three pounds each.

Like other recent Acer laptops, the new netbooks include multi-touch gesture support for the touchpads (pinch, rotate, flip, etc.).

Available colors include black, red, "sapphire" blue and white.

"We predict that the larger display and keyboard will be a game-changer for mobile consumers looking to take it to the next level with the ultimate mobile device," said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product management for Acer America, in the release.

The $298 10.1-in. and $380 11.6-in. models should help Acer preserve its netbook dominance: the company (at the moment) claims 30.5 percent of the global netbook market, shipping 1.8 million netbooks in the first quarter of 2009.

Full specs on both models below :

11.6-in. Acer Aspire One AO751h (pictured above)

  • Intel Atom Processor Z520 (1.22GHz, 490MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • 11.6-inch WXGA 16:9 ratio Acer CrystalBrite High Definition LED back-lit TFT LCD (1364 x 768 resolution)
  • Mobile Intel US15W Express Chipset
  • 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader and Dedicated SD Card
  • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Three USB 2.0 Ports
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery (5200mAh)
  • 11.18" (W) x 7.79" (D) x 1" (H)
  • One-Year Standard Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $379.99

Acer Aspire One AOD250-1042

  • Intel Atom Processor N270 (1.60GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache)
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • 10.1-inch WSVGA 16:9 ratio Acer CrystalBrite(tm) LED back-lit TFT LCD (1024x600 resolution)
  • Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
  • 1024MB DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM Single Channel Memory
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • 160GB SATA 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi
  • Acer Crystal Eye Web Camera
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Three USB 2.0 Ports
  • 3-cell Li-ion Battery (2600 mAh)
  • 10.17" (W) x 7.24" (D) x 1" (H)
  • One-Year Standard Warranty
  • Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price: $298.00

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