Acer Aspire One Laptop: New Color Range To Decor Your Life
The Acer Aspire One boots up in about 10 seconds and uses a version of the Linux operating system instead of Windows. Acer has hidden most of the laptop’s complexity behind a simple interface. The Aspire One allows users to edit Word and Excel documents, surf the Web and look at pictures and video without having to run complex software. The laptop, which is 1.14 inches thick and weighs 2.19 pounds, in its smallest configuration, has an 8.9-inch L.C.D. screen and an Intel Atom processor.
Aimed at casual users, the Aspire One doesn’t have an optical drive but includes a 5-in-1 card reader for memory expansion. It can hold either 8 gigabytes on a built-in solid-state flash drive or up to 80 gigabytes on a standard hard drive. The laptop starts at $379; a $399 version runs Microsoft Windows XP Home.

Most important, the laptop comes in blue, pink, white and brown, ensuring that buyers can find an Aspire One to match their luggage or living room décor.