Last week, CNET Uk published their review of the 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One. The Acer Aspire One (not available in most markets just yet) is one of the cheapest Intel Atom-powered mini-notebooks in its category.
While it’s slightly larger than the 8.9-inch Eee PC 901, that allows for a keyboard that Acer claims is 95% the size of a regular laptop keyboard.
As the review notes, the Aspire One (or “One” as they are calling it) has a feature or two that sets it apart from the others in its class (in addition to the keyboard) – it’s got a SIM card slot that allows you to plug a SIM card in, and assuming you have the service, use the Aspire One with 3G or HSDPA networks.
They gave it an 8.8 out of 10, citing its low capacity 2200mAh battery as one of the negatives (of which there weren’t many). There is a 4800mAh battery available for an additional cost.
– CNET UK Review
– Crave.co.uk – Photo Comparison of Eee PC 901 and Acer Aspire One