Acer ‘Aspire One’ now available in the US


Acer’s new Aspire One netbook is now shipping in the US. Apparently Best Buy and Circuit City are supposed to have them, although I was unable to find them on either store’s website, so maybe they’re in-store items only.

CDW has them, though, with the Linux-based model going for $379.99 and shipping in 1-3 days while the XP-based model costs only $20 more and features a 120GB hard drive and 1GB of RAM versus the Linux version’s 8GB flash drive and 512MB of RAM. Unfortunately, the XP version’s got about a two week lead time.

Even so, $399 is a hell of a deal for a netbook with those specs.