Just ahead of CES Acer has announced its next generation netbook, the Aspire One AO532h, which features a new Intel Atom N450 processor, 10.1″ display and claims 10 hours of battery life. The long battery life of the Aspire One AO532h is achieved in part thanks to the more efficient Intel Atom N450 processor and the use of an LED backlit screen. The new Acer netbook is a slim device with thickness under an inch and weighs in at 2.72 pounds with battery.
In addition to the standard netbook features the new Aspire One AO532h has a multi-gesture trackpad and a 93 percent size keyboard. The 93 percent keyboard is a bit larger than most netbooks on the market, 1%, which may not seem like much but in my experience even a little extra room on a keyboard is a good thing.
In order to achieve the claimed 10 hours of battery life you will need to purchase the Aspire One AO532h with the high density 6-cell battery instead of the standard 6-cell battery (8 hours) that is in the default model. Additionally users can choose from 3 colors; Onyx Blue, Garnet Red and Silver Matrix.
The Aspire One AO532h starts at $299 with the standard 6-cell battery.
Detailed Acer Aspire One AO532h Specs:
|Model||Aspire One AO532h|
|Operating System||Windows 7 Starter|
|Processor||IntelÂ® Atom(TM) Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)|
|Chipset||Mobile IntelÂ® NM10 Express Chipset|
|Memory||1GB DDR2 SDRAM, running at 667 MHz,|
|Internal Storage||160 GB 5400 rpm SATA hard drive|
|Display||Mobile IntelÂ® NM10 Express Chipset|
|Resolution||1024 x 600|
|Graphics||Integrated IntelÂ® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150|
|Audio / Visual||High Definition Audio, stereo speakers, integrated microphone, stereo headphone/headset, microphone jack; integrated webcam|
|Wireless support||Acer InviLink(TM) Nplify(TM) 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED|
|Communication||10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)|
|Expansion slots||Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader|
|Ports and connectors||(3) USB 2.0 ports, VGA, power connector, RJ-45/Ethernet|
|Input device||93% full-size keyboard, multi-gesture touchpad|
|Security||Kensington lock slot|
|Dimensions||10.17Ã¢â‚¬Â (W) x7.28Ã¢â‚¬Â (D) x .99Ã¢â‚¬Â (H)|
|Weight||2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg|
|Power||6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh); Optional hi-density 6 cell battery (5600 mAh)|