More on 10-inch Acer Aspire One, Linux, and SSD

Acer Aspire One 10-inch On the heels of the brief hands-on that Akihabara News got of the upcoming 10-inch Acer Aspire One, ZDNet UK has obtained more information on the plans for the larger version of the 8.9″ Acer Aspire One.

Acer has informed ZDNet UK that those interested in the 10″ Intel Atom-powered netbook will get a choice of both Windows XP as well as Linux. Whether that will still be based on Linpus Linux is unknown.

They will also get both conventional HDD choices along with a 16 Solid State Drive (SSD). Given the dropping prices on SSDs (both MLC and SLC), it would not be out of place to see a larger SSD later in the year, but that’s just my speculation.

When the new Aspire Ones ship sometimes towards the middle of February (starting at £299 – around $425), the initial configurations will only be HDD and Windows XP Home.