While 10-inch netbooks seem to be the standard these days, Acer has already gone in that direction and believes it’s time to move on. The newest Acer Aspire One netbook is rumored to come in an 11.6-inch screen size, using the Intel Poulsbo platform.
The Poulsbo has been introduced in the MSI Wind U110 Eco netbook, using an Intel Atom Z530 processor at a mere 4.5 W, compared to previous platforms that only managed 11.8 W.
The new Aspire One will offer a curious 1366×768 resolution and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
It seems like Acer wants to capitalize on the low price and portability of netbooks while eschewing the tiny screens the computers have been criticized for. Acer’s wide variety of tweaked netbooks have attracted the money of thousands, so this new release is surely one to be taken seriously.
Also of interest to Aspire One users may be the recent guide on Xfce tricks to maximize these netbooks’ potential.