Over the past few days, a lot of information has started coming out about the upcoming 10″ Acer Aspire One.
We already knew that it would be available in available in red, black, and white and a few sites in Europe have started publishing photos of it in all three colors, as well as detailing some of the changes between it and the 8.9″ Acer Aspire One.
Among the changes:
– Touchpad/Mouse buttons moved to the bottom
– Access panels on the bottom for memory and hard drive access
– Loss of secondary flash card reader/storage.
SlashGear mentions that the loss of the second card reader won’t be too big of an issue, since the 10″ Aspire Ones are shipping with larger storage options, but it was always an interesting feature that set the AAO apart from others in its class. For those using SSDs, it was also a cheap and easy way to expand the storage.
The access panels are the biggest different next to the touchpad button changes – the touchpad buttons have always been a “love it or leave it” kind of thing with the AAO, but everybody universally agreed that upgrading the RAM or HDD on the AAO was not very fun, given that you had to take most of it apart to get to those areas.
$399 is still being reported as the starting price for the 10″ Aspire Ones.