Acer has announced the launch of Acer Aspire One AOD150 netBook PC, for the Indian market, which is powered by Intel Atom N270 Processor and it features 10.1-inch display, integrated WiFi 802.11b/g wireless LAN connection, integrated VGA webcam, built-in 5-in-1 SDHC and multi-format media card reader slot, and internal 160-GB SATA hard drive.
The Acer Aspire One AOD150 ultra-portable laptop is designed as low-cost, Internet-centric mobile computing devices also called ‘netBook‘ and it perhaps offers one of the best configurations currently available in the entire mini-laptop compuring segment and offers great value for money.
Powered by 1.6 GHz ultra low voltage Intel Atom N270 Processor it features 512-MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB, Intel Mobile Intel 945 GSE express chipset mainboard, 1-GB of DDR2 533 MHz SDRAM – upgradeable to maximum of 1.5-GB using a single soDIMM modules, and 160-GB 5400 rpm internal hard disk drive.
Acer Aspire One AOD150 netBook PC is claimed to be an all-new communication device designed to provide a true mobile and wireless experience through continuous access to the Internet irrespective of the user’s location.
The new Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and the processor uses just 2.5 watts of power which is less than 1/10th of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
The 1.6 GHz Atom processor in Acer Aspire One AOD150 netBook also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).
This revolutionary new ultra small screen size netBook is targeted at consumer who needs to stay connected, informed, entertained and productive-anytime and anywhere. The Acer Aspire One netBook is designed lightweight and small in size making it convenient for use at all sorts of places like in home, gym, trains, bus, planes etc. where a larger size laptop might feel inconvenient.
Since internal speakers can be found at the base of the chassis, audio performance seems a bit low key. System bootup is pretty fast at about 50 seconds.
Microsoft Windows XP Home preinstalled Acer Aspire One AOD150 netbook PC is equipped with 10.1-inch (25.65 cm) Widescreen (200-nit) WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite TFT LCD display which offers maximum of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution powered by integrated Mobile Intel 82801GBM Graphics Chipset with up to 64 MB of shared video memory supporting Microsoft DirectX 9, Dual independent display support with upto 16.7 million colors.
The Acer Aspire One AOD150 netbook comes with integrated Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG network connection offering dual-mode 802.11b/g wireless technology with Acer InviLink with Acer-SignalUp technolofy. In addition, it also offers integrated 10/100 mbps Ethernet LAN card for wired networking. There is no internal modem. A USB based modem is an option.
The Acer Aspire One AOD 150 netBook also offers built-in Acer OrbiCam integrated VGA resolution (640 x 480 pixels) CMOS Swivel webcam and built-in microphone providing easy video conferencing via VoIP and video IM chats. The Acer Crystal Eye webcam supports enhanced Acer PrimaLiteT technology for superior low-light performance.
Acer Aspire One netBook PC also offers Acer’s Audio Management suite which allows one to optimize listening experience for movies, music or games. Easy-launch buttons offer one-touch access to important features.
Weighing 1.32 Kgs Acer Aspire One AOD150 comes with Microsoft Windows XP Home and the ultra-portable notebook also sports integrated 5-in-1 Media Card Reader which supports Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD) and the notebook comes with 44.6 W 4000 mAh Li-ion 6-cell battery which offers upto 3 hours battery life.
Acer Aspire One AOD150 netBook is also designed to be a eco-efficient consumer and business notebooks, and are fully compliant with the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) directive.
Some other features of Acer Aspire One AOD150 netBook includes 3 USB v2.0 ports, type II PC Card slot, S-video TV out, Intel High Definition audio with 2 built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers and Built-in omnidirectional microphone.
I/O Ports on Acer Aspire One Netbook
- 3 x Hi-Speed USB v2.0 – 4 pin USB Type A
- PC Card slot (Type II)
- 5-in-1 card reader (SD, MMC, MS, MS PRO, xD)
- RJ-11 modem/fax/tel line
- Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45
- External display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
- S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
- Line-in/microphone – mini-phone 3.5 mm
- Audio line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
- Audio line-in – mini-phone 3.5 mm
Acer Aspire One AOD150 Netbook PC Features
- Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1.6 GHz
- 512-KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB
- Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
- 1-GB DDR2 533-MHz SDRAM (expandable to max 1.5-GB)
- 160-GB 5400 rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive
- 10.1-inch (25.65 cm), WSVGA CrystalBrite LED backlit Transflective display, 1024 x 600 pixels resolution
- Integrated Mobile Intel 82801GBM Graphics Chipset, Share video memory
- Intel WiFi network connection, 802.11b/g Wireless LAN connection, Acer InviLink with “Acer SignalUp”
- Integrated Bluetooth 2.0
- Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection
- Touchpad pointing device
- Acer OrbiCam integrated VGA resolution 640 x 480 pixels CMOS camera
- Two built-in Acer 3DSonic stereo speakers
- Built-in microphone
- 5-in-1 card reader, supporting Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)
- 1 x Type II PC Card slot
- AC/MC 97 soundcard and modem
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- S-Video TV Out
- Colors: Black, Blue and Red
- Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home OS Preinstalled
- 44.6W 4000 mAh 6-cell Li-ion battery, 3 hours life
- Dimension (WxDxH): 259 x 213 x 33 mm
- Weight: 1.32 Kgs
Ultra low voltage Intel Atom N270 powered Acer Aspire One AOD150 Netbook PC with 10.1-inch WSVGA display, 160-GB HDD, and Windows XP preinstalled is available in India for about Rs. 22,990 (plus taxes) with one year limited local and International Traveler (Carry-in) Warranty. The same configuration with Microsoft windows Vista home premium OS is also available for Rs. 24,990. Visit www.acer.co.in for more details.