updated 08:40 am EDT, Mon May 18, 2009
Acer Aspire One 751h in US
Acer today expanded the Aspire One line in the US to include its two newest netbooks. The 751h, previewed last month, is Acer's largest-ever netbook with a 11.6-inch, 1364x768 display and a full-size keyboard. It uses Intel's newer 1.22GHz Atom Z520 to emphasize power efficiency: its 6-cell battery pack is estimated to last for 8 hours.
A multi-touch trackpad is also a staple and allows scrolling as well as page swipes and pinching to zoom. The 751h otherwise has stock netbook features with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, GMA 950 video and a lid-mounted webcam. Choosing the Z520 helps Acer keep the price low, with the system shipping today in blue for $380.
The D250 for the US is similar to the European model and has a more common 10-inch (1024x600) display and 1.6GHz Atom N270. Doing this shrinks battery life to 3.25 hours on a 3-cell pack and 6 hours for the optional 6-cell battery. While it has specifications identical to the 751h outside of these, the differences are enough to drop the red-colored system's price to $298 even on its launch today.