ACER ASPIRE ONE 11.6-inch to land sooner than expected

The 10-inch Acer Aspire One (D150) has just started to show at the shelves and now, we’ve already started getting news of its bigger brother, which will sport a 11.6-inch screen. Unlike other netbook manufactures, not only the screen size has been bumped up, but also the resolution. It is now 1,366 x 768. Other specs include:

  • Atom Z530 + Intel SCH USW15S chipset
  • Intel GMA 500 integrated graphics
  • 1366 x 768 (16:9)
  • Power consumption: 4.3W
  • Battery life? 4 hours with the standard battery and 8 hours with the extended battery.

What I am not able to get is why the netbook manufactures are making the netbooks bigger and expensive. There should be restrictions on the maximum size of the netbooks. I’m sure that very soon, DVD drives will become norm in the netbooks. The original idea of netbooks was to be cheap and portable. The newer netbooks are NEITHER.

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