A First Look at the Acer Aspire One netbook

Small but powerful

The Acer Aspire One netbook is an ultraportable netbook a cut above what we have seen so far. With a almost standard sized keyboard, Intel Atom CPU, and 160GB hard drive, the Aspire One is a netbook that you can actually take on the road and get real work done. TechRepublic took a First Look at this netbook and reviewed it for the Product Spotlight even as we make plans for a Cracking Open gallery in the near future.

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By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.