Sam's Club will sell the Acer Aspire One for $349 on Black Friday and throw in a free leather case that isn't available from other retailers. The Black Friday Acer Aspire One configuration includes an 8.9-inch display, 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM and 120GB hard drive.
Acer announced two WiMax-enabled notebooks today that will be sold to customers in Baltimore, home of the first U.S. WiMax network. XOMH is rolling out the next-generation wireless broadband network, which promises downlink speeds of 2-4 Mbps and uplink rates of 1-2 Mbps.
Acer's dropped the prices of its Aspire One netbook by $50, lowering the starting price to just $329. As the market for netbooks or "companion notebooks" heats up we should see more manufacturers launching sub-$350 computers.
The Acer Aspire One is now available from U.S. retailers including Amazon.com, Buy.com, NewEgg.com and many others. If you're thinking of buying an ASUS Eee PC 901, MSI Wind or an HP 2133 you should definitely take a look at the Acer Aspire One.
These are the first pics of the Acer Aspire One, a low-priced mini notebook that'll compete with the Eee PC, HP Mini-note 2133 and Dell's Mini. Competition in this market is really heating up and it'll be very interesting to see if the average consumer starts picking these things up in serious numbers.
Wal-Mart is getting a jump start on the holidays, teasing customers with a $348 laptop that will be available this Friday. Those of you who've been waiting for Black Friday to get a cheap computer can get a jump start and score a decent notebook early.