SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Acer America today expanded its industry-leading line of Aspire One netbooks with the Acer Aspire One AOD260 and Aspire One AO533. These new netbook lines deliver sleek new designs and enhanced performance for highly mobile consumers.
“The netbook market has matured quickly and Acer is maintaining its leadership in this category by delivering multiple product lines that target unique customer requirements”
Keeping users productive and connected on the go, both notebooks feature Intel® Atom™ processors, 10.1-inch WSVGA LED-backlit displays, fast Wi-Fi connectivity, built-in webcams and large keyboards with Multi-Gesture touchpads. While they share some key mobility features, the two lines were designed to meet different customer needs. The Aspire One AOD260 blends performance with a sophisticated design that makes a fashion statement, while the Aspire One AO533 delivers long battery life and ample features at an outstanding value.
“The netbook market has matured quickly and Acer is maintaining its leadership in this category by delivering multiple product lines that target unique customer requirements,” said Pete Dailey, senior product marketing manager for netbooks. “Whether the customer’s primary concern is style, performance, battery life or value, Acer offers the perfect netbook solution.”
Unique Style and Advanced Performance for the Mobile Fashionista
For the mobile user that cares about style as much as performance, the Aspire One AOD260 netbook was designed as a fashion accessory. The patterned design, smooth surface, chromo-plated logos and flush battery create an elegant design from all angles. Combine the great looks with the energy-efficient Intel® Atom™ N450 processor, and the Aspire One AOD260 offers beauty and performance. Additionally, it comes with ample memory and a large internal hard drive to store plenty of digital albums, music and documents.
Keeping in touch with friends, family and colleagues is simple and easy with the Aspire One AOD260. Access email and browse the web from airports, coffee shops or the home office via an integrated Wi-Fi CERTIFIED® network connection and fast Ethernet LAN. The 10.1-inch CrystalBrite™ LED display, webcam and digital microphone deliver smooth video and voice quality for real-time video chat and conferencing.
Less than 1-inch thin and ranging from 2.43 to 2.76 pounds (depending on battery size), the Aspire One AOD260 is easy to take anywhere, whether for work or play. Additionally, it comes in four colors to fit anyone’s style and personality – black, charcoal, pink and purple.
Mobile Performance and Functionality for All Day Computing
The Aspire One AO533 netbook was designed for all-around performance and all-day mobility. Featuring the high-performance yet energy-conscious Intel® Atom™ N475 processor, efficient 10.1-inch LED-backlit display and a 6-cell Li-ion battery, the Aspire One AO533 offers 8 hours of battery life on a single charge.(1) Additionally, 1GB of advanced DDR3 memory and a large 250GB hard drive make the Aspire One AO533 ready for performance-minded customers.
Users can stay connected to social networks and email while on the go with the 802.11b/g/n wireless network or fast Ethernet LAN connectivity. The integrated webcam delivers smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and video conferences. The built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.
This 2.76-pound netbook not only performs well, but looks great too with a newly enhanced industrial design. A glossy cover in red, black or white is complimented by a chrome rim and striking logos. In addition, the battery fits flush in the chassis, making the Aspire One AO533 an ideal portable companion for users needing all day computing power.
Additional Features Enhance Ease-of-Use
For precise control and intuitive navigation, the netbooks utilize a Multi-Gesture Touchpad with anti-slip microbead texture, allowing users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers across the touchpad. It also allows users to scroll, zoom in and out, and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. Also, a larger keyboard - 93 percent standard size - is convenient for typing.
Price and Availability
Both netbook lines will be available later this month at leading U.S. retailers. The Acer® Aspire One AOD260 will start at a suggested retail price of $298.00, while the Acer® Aspire One AO533 will start at a suggested retail price of $329.99.
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has achieved the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks No. 2 for total PCs and notebooks.(2) A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to the company's continuing growth, while its multi-brand approach effectively integrates Acer, Gateway, Packard Bell, and eMachines brands in worldwide markets. Acer strives to design environmentally friendly products and establish a green supply chain through collaboration with suppliers. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement, including the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs 7,000 people worldwide. 2009 revenues reached US$17.9 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.
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1. Battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched. All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
2. Source: Gartner data, FY 2009
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