When it comes to notebooks and netbooks, there are a few standard screen sizes that most of us know and love. Most netbooks these days either have 8.9-inch or 10.1-inch screens, but not the new Acer Aspire One 751. Nope, this thing bucks the trend with its 11.6-inch screen.
As far as I can tell, this oddball number comes as a result of a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, effectively lopping off a horizontal stripe from an otherwise 12.1-inch screen. There seems to be a real push toward 16:9 for both laptops and LCD monitors, so why not netbooks too? It’ll be good for movies, assuming it can handle the video processing.
Revealed in London yesterday, the Acer Aspire One 751 gets its juice from an Intel Atom Processor, Intel Mobile US15W Express chipset, and a 6-cell 5200mAh battery good for eight hours of enjoyment. Rounding out the specs are a 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G options, Dolby Pro Logic sound, multi-card reader, and WXGA backlit LED display.
This hasn’t been confirmed just yet, but it seems that Acer will be retailing the new 11.6-inch Aspire One 751 for around 349 GBP (US$519) when it ships later this month.