Despite the fact that the Acer joined the netbook game later than the ASUS, Acer’s Aspire One was the best selling netbook of the year 2008. Digitimes is now reporting that Acer will soon be coming out with a netbook with 10-inch screen. It will be manufactured by Compal Electronics and will be available in 3 colors: black, white and red. The 10-inch Acer Aspire One will be available in February 2009 at a competitive price of $399.
The original Aspire one was also launched at $399. Whether it would come with built-in mobile broadband is still unknown. Also, it would be great if the Acer engineers are able to squeeze in the 10-inch display in the original Acer Aspire one’s body. There is a lot of free space around the screen, which can be used to put in a 10-inch display. I hope they use the same chassis and keep the size as compact as possible.