Acer Aspire One 10-inch coming Q1 2009

Scott Lin, Acer Taiwan president said, "Acer will launch a 10-inch version of the Aspire One netbook in February or March 2009". Lin don't give more information on specifications for the larger Aspire, it will presumably offer the same Intel Atom processor as the existing model, only in a larger package and with a bigger display, adding perhaps some more RAM and a larger battery. No matter what, a 10-inch screen will provide a welcome break from all that scrolling.

As for Gateway, that brand will be used for a 13.3-inch notebook and all-in-one PCs, potentially as rivals to the ASUS Eee Top and MSI Neton. Acer have previously stated their intention to take half the netbook market in 2009.

Hopefully, we will begin to see some other features in this model, such as the inclusion of 3G support on models released here in the US, but it looks like we are going to have to wait a bit longer to get that information because no pricing or information yet.