If you are looking for the best value in a shipping netbook, today is your day. For around $400 plus shipping, you can get the Acer Aspire AS1410-2285 shipped from Amazon, and if you’re willing to spend extra, you could have it on Friday.
What does $399.99 plus shipping get you? Quite a bit actually, it will get a dual-core CPU with Intel’s 4500MHD graphics, an HDMI port, Windows 7 Premium, and an 11.6-inch display.
Full specifications: Acer Aspire AS1410-2285 (Black casing)
– OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
– CPU: 1.2GHz Intel Celeron SU2300 Dual-Core CULV CPU
– RAM: 2GB DDR2 667MHz
– HDD: 160GB SATA Hard Drive
– Networking: Intel WiFi Link 1000 802.11a/b/g/Draft-N
– Graphics: Intel 4500MHD Graphics (GMA)
– Display: 11.6″ WXGA LED-Backlit Display
– Battery: 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 6 hours according to Acer
–Weight: 3 pounds/1.4 kg
In addition to the above, it’s coming with three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a Multi-gesture touchpad.
Looking at Acer’s other Windows 7 listings at Amazon, it looks like HDMI out will finally be standard. Most of the Acers should be expandable to 4GB of RAM.
While this is a Celeron, expect non-Celeron-based netbooks with dual-core CPUs to be out in the next few weeks. Amazon is showing the Acer Aspire AS1810T-8679 with a Core 2 Duo SU7300, up to 8 hours of battery life, and 4GB of RAM shipping in November.