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Acer Aspire One 3G 10.1-Inch Netbook (AT&T)

Overview:

Personal computing just got a whole lot smaller with the slender Acer Aspire One 3G 10.1-Inch Netbook (AT&T), which includes built-in AT&T 3G wireless capabilities as well as unlimited access to AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots. A great choice for students as well as business travelers who like to travel light, Acer makes it even easier to stay productive while on the go with the larger 10.1-inch screen. Weighing just under 3 pounds, this netbook has a 6-cell battery that provides up to 5 hours of battery life for extended use and productivity when away from an AC outlet. Designed especially for mobile devices, the 1.6 GHz Intel Atom N270 processor uses a brand new design structure new hafnium-infused circuitry, which reduces electrical current leakage in transistors to conserve energy.

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In summary, and based upon customer feedback and forum discussions, the Acer Aspire One 3G 10.1-Inch Netbook (AT&T) has most everything a working and communicating user could want except placing cell-type calls to other cell phone users. Every other new wireless mode of communication is handsomely provided, however. It is elegantly detailed in the extreme, and any power user would be hard pressed to find an option or a currently available performance mode unsupported.

Company Info:

Established in 1976 with US$25,000 in capital and 11 employees, Acer today focuses on marketing its brand-name IT products around the globe. Wielding a profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model (CBM) Acer has been able to achieve sustainable growth worldwide. The model offers flexibility to adapt to changing global IT market trends, and involves collaborating with the industry’s top-tier partners and suppliers. We expect the foundation of the CBM shall enable Acer to reach further success, minimize operating expense and enhance profitability.

Acer’s PC-centric product offering includes mobile and desktop PCs, servers and storage, LCD monitors and high-definition TVs, projectors, and handheld/navigational devices. Sub-brands include the consumer-focused Aspire series, and commercial sector TravelMate, Veriton, and Altos series.

Product Details:

A great choice for light-packing business travelers, the 10.1-inch Aspire One comes with Windows XP Home, a 160 GB hard drive, and a 6-cell battery for up to 5 hours of battery life.

The integrated webcam and microphone makes it easy to connect with friends via video chats.

Weighing just 2.95 pounds, the stylish Acer Aspire One goes anywhere with you.

Offering a cool deep blue chassis, the netbook’s smooth surface is comfortable to touch, and it’s accented with distinctive details, such as the attractive orange hinge ring. You’ll be able to easily video chat wherever you roam thanks to the Crystal Eye webcam integrated into the LCD’s bezel, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images even in low-light situations. And the built-in digital microphone delivers superior voice quality keeping background noise level low and minimizing echoes.

Packed with roomy 160 GB hard drive–great for storing a mobile digital audio and video library–this Aspire One also features 1 GB of installed RAM (1.5 GB maximum), 54g Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), multi-format memory card reader, multiple USB ports, and built-in email, web browsing, and digital media applications.

It comes preinstalled with the Microsoft Windows XP Home operating system, which offers more experienced users an enhanced and innovative experience that incorporates Windows Live features like Windows Live Messenger for instant messaging and Windows Live Mail for consolidated email accounts on your desktop.

AT&T Mobile Broadband Service
This netbook features integrated high-speed 3G cellular connectivity via AT&T’s mobile broadband data network, which is available in most major metropolitan areas. The AT&T 3G network uses the dual-band 850/1900 MHz 3G network (UMTS/HSDPA).

Send and receive email, browse the Internet or access your corporate intranet on the AT&T 3G wireless network. And with the netbook’s integrated Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g), you’ll be able to connect seamlessly to Wi-Fi networks at home, at your business, in airports and more with unlimited domestic access to the nation’s largest Wi-Fi network featuring nearly 20,000 AT&T Hot Spots. AT&T is offering the following two-year contract:

  • DataConnect 5 GB: Good for heavy to moderate data usage, this plan includes 5 GB of domestic wireless data usage and access to thousands of AT&T Wi–Fi hotspots. Additional per KB charges apply for data usage over 5 GB. This plan is not unlimited, and not recommended as a replacement for your DSL or cable service.

Processor
The Intel Atom processor uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and it uses just 2.5 watts of power–less than 1/10 of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor–for excellent battery management. This 1.6 GHz Atom N270 processor also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data).

Storage
This version of the Aspire One comes with a 160 GB hard disk drive (5400 RPM), which offers enough to room to hold a an extra-large digital audio library of and still have room left over for movies, games, and a large collection of software. This Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive also quickens the pace with a higher speed transfer of data–akin to Firewire and USB 2.0.

Memory
The 1 GB of installed RAM (512 MB onboard memory and one 512 MB DIMM, 533 MHz) can be expanded to a maximum of 1.5 GB of RAM,

Screen, Video and Audio
The 10.1-inch screen has a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600) and support for up a 262K color depth. Video is powered by the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, which uses shared video memory with the main memory. Acer’s CrystalBrite display technology guarantees the best possible visual experience by preventing the diffusion of surrounding light and internal ray. Compared to normal TFT LCDs, Acer CrystalBrite technology is able to read color coordinates more accurately, thus minimizing distortion and creating high-fidelity colors in all environments.

This notebook includes an integrated audio card with Microsoft DirectSound compatibility, and it includes two stereo speakers.

Connectivity
This Acer Aspire One notebook has an integrated 54g wireless LAN (Acer InviLink) that’s compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g networks and offers Acer’s SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency. It has has one dedicated SD memory card slot as well as a second multi-in-one card reader that’s compatible with five different types of memory cards–Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and xD-Picture Card–for maximum flexibility. The ability to have both a multi-in-1 card reader and a SD card reader at the same time allows you to download photos from the multi-in-1 to share with others and store to the SD card as an internal storage device simultaneously. Here’s the full list of ports and external connections:

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals–from digital cameras to MP3 players
  • Multi-in-one card reader supports Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced Size MultiMedia (RS-MMC), Memory Stick/Memory Stick PRO, and XD Picture Cards
  • 1 VGA monitor port
  • 1 headphone jack and 1 microphone jack
  • RJ-45 port for 10/100 Fast Ethernet connection
  • Kensington lock slot

DVD/CD Drive
Because of its size, the Aspire One does not come with an integrated optical drive, but optional CD/DVD read/write drives can be connected to the laptop via one of the three USB ports, enabling you to create your music mixes, burn movies to DVD, and more.

Operating System and Software

  • Windows XP Home with Service Pack 3 (SP3)
  • Acer eRecovery Management; Acer Launch Manager; Adobe REader; McAfee Internet Security Suite; Microsoft Office 2007 (Trial)

Dimensions and Weight
This netbook measures 10.04 x 7.2 x 1.06 inches (WxDxH) and weighs 2.53 pounds.

What’s in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One netbook, rechargeable  6-cell battery with up to 5-hours of use, AC adapter, and operating instructions.

List Price: $449.99 or $149.99 (with a new service plan)

Current Discount Here: Acer Aspire One 3G 10.1-Inch Netbook (AT&T)

Return Policy: 30 days from fulfillment (delivery)


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