I present to you Acer’s latest salvo against the coming of the post-PC era – the Acer Aspire One Happy 2. These things have a 10.1-inch display and run an Atom N570 processor with an Intel 3150 GPU and come in delicious candy colors (Banana Cream, Blueberry Shake, Papaya Milk, and Strawberry Yogurt) with mice to match. The will cost 299 euro in Europe and probably $300 when they hit here.
While I wanted to say something mean and silly about these “Happy” laptops, there’s something in the charming pastels and slim styling that makes me muse on the girls of yesteryear, golden-haired and lush, their laughter ringing out over a Polish courtyard while I sat, alone and lonely, playing a knock-off Russian Game and Watch and reading Catcher In The Rye while my parents drank in the yard. These colors are the colors of lost childhood summers.