Despite owning a huge chunk of the growing Netbook market, the Acer Aspire One has been saddled with a 9-inch screen, rather than the bigger 10-inch type we prefer.
Well, wait no more. Acer is now unveiling a 10-inch model, and even better, it is keeping the starting price at $349 (not that it's a bad Netbook, but the Aspire One is one of the most popular Netbooks, largely because it's often $50 to $100 cheaper than similarly configured competing systems). Acer's press release says:
Acer America, part of the world's third-largest PC company, today announced U.S. availability of the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150, expanding the company's growing family of popular Netbooks.
The new Aspire One AOD150 comes on the heels of its highly successful 8.9-inch predecessor, which was one of Amazon.com's top three holiday best sellers in the consumer electronics category.
The global market share leader in the Netbook category, Acer is offering the 10.1-inch Aspire One AOD150 to U.S. customers today, with prices beginning at $349.99.
The Fujifilm A150's only real hook is that it's cheap inexpensive. The 10-megapixel camera has all the basics you'd expect for a $129.95 model, though, including a 3.0x optical zoom, electronic image stabilization, and a smattering of scene-specific shooting modes with power supplied by AA batteries.
What's nice to see is a larger-than-usual 3-inch LCD (made specifically for the A150 with 230,000-pixel resolution) and face detection. The A150 is also quite compact at 3.6 inches wide by 2.4 inches high by 0.85 inch thick.