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Acer Readies Aspire One, Yet Another EEE PC Killer

Acer is the latest company to officially join the long list of EEE ultra cheap, ultra portable rivals with the Acer Aspire One

The laptop is likely to be build around an Atom/Diamondville device powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Processor and, according to Digitimes, will cost roughly £250, 25 percent cheaper than the Asus EEE PC 900.

The Acer Aspire One has a large border around its screen, which means that models with a screen size larger than the current 1024x600 pixels 8.9-inch (most certainly 10-inch versions) might be in the pipeline.

The Aspire One and the HP 2133 share the same chassis and have most certainly been manufactured by Quanta, the giant Original Equipment Manufacturer behind most laptop designs worldwide.

Photos of the laptop have started to appear online showing a rather peculiar user interface; expect the Aspire One to make its debut at this week's Computex and to run Windows XP and Linux from the start.

Photo Courtesy of UMPCPortal.com

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.