Acer Aspire One 10.1 – Soon

Acer Aspire One 10-inch The highly anticipated 10″ version of the 8.9″ Intel Atom-powered Acer Aspire One could be just around the corner – it could start showing up in people’s hands next month.

TechRadar UK managed to spot the 10″ device at BETT 2009, which wrapped up last Friday. BETT 2009 is an educational technology event that takes place in London. They mentioned it was fairly close to the existing Acer Aspire One series, style-wise. They were told by an Acer sales representative that the Acer Aspire One 10.1 would be available in the UK in 4-6 weeks.

The biggest change they noted was the the mouse buttons being changed from the sides of the touchpad to a larger button below the touchpad (probably a “rocker-style” style button that’s available on other netbooks in the market). You can see the new button at the images below in the AspireOneUser forums – they were posted just over a week ago.

Possible specifications:
– 10.1″ display with 1024×600 resolution
– White, black, red colors
– 3G mobile broadband options
– Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
– Rest of specs match existing 8.9″ AAOs

With the black Samsung NC10 now shipping in the US, the 10.1″ Aspire One is probably the next most anticipated netbook shipping in the near future.

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