May 20, 2009 It seems too many netbooks are never enough, with Acer extending its line to include two new models - the 11.6-inch Acer Aspire One AO751h and the 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One AOD250. The 11.6-inch unit boasts an HD screen and full-sized keyboard, while the 10.1-inch model is thinner and lighter than its predecessor.

Both units offer similar specs, including 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM and 160GB HDD, although select models of Aspire One will also feature up to 2GB of RAM, up to 250GB of hard-disk space and the option of 3G broadband wireless connectivity.

Under the hood, the AOD250 is powered by an N270 processor, while the AO751h offers a choice of N270 or Z520 processors. Acer is also offering a choice of batteries with the AOD250’s standard 3-cell battery providing up to three hours and 15 minutes of battery life, while the optional 6-cell battery provides up to six hours. The AO751h’s standard 3-cell battery provides four hours and the extended 6-cell battery up to eight hours of battery life.

Both displays found in the AO751h and AOD250 are WXGA LED back-lit, with the 11.6-inch display of the AO751h also offering Acer’s anti-reflective CrystalBrite technology. Both models also incorporate a soft-touch palm rest, with the AO751h also including a Multi-Gesture Touchpad.

The new models are thinner than previous Aspire One models, at less than an inch thick. They also weigh in at less than three pounds (2.75 pounds for the AO751h and 2.44 pounds for the AO250) and are available in four different colors - black, red, blue and white.

The Acer Aspire One AO751h 11.6-inch netbook and AOD250 10.1-inch netbook are available now in several configurations, starting at USD$349.99 and USD$298 respectively.

Darren Quick