10-inch Acer Aspire Ones – Batteries, US Release Dates

Acer Aspire One 10-inch First off, we’ve been told by an Acer representative that they plan on launching the first batch of 10-inch Acer Aspire Ones (D150 series) sometime in the first two weeks of March (hence the pre-orders starting up). They are already available in some areas of the world (Asia) or will soon be, if they aren’t already (Europe) and they officially launched this week.

LAPTOP Magazine mentions that some of those who pre-ordered could be receiving 5800mAh six-cell batteries instead of the standard 6-cell 4400mAh batteries. It turns out that the first batch inadvertently shipped with the higher-capacity batteries. LAPTOP Magazine was able to get almost 8 hours out of them running the continuous web browsing over Wi-Fi tests, which is pretty amazing. Whether Acer will make those batteries a standard feature later on, or will save them for something like the Special Edition Samsung NC10 remains to be seen. If you have pre-ordered, don’t assume you’ll get the 4400 mAh batteries. In the case of Amazon, while their listing for the Acer Aspire One AOD150-1165 does say six-cell, there have probably been enough pre-ordered through there that there won’t be any of the higher-capacity six-cells still available. You won’t be charged any extra if you do receive one of the higher-capacity models.

Read: LAPTOP Magazine