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Acer Cloudbook Aspire One 11 AO1-132 coming soon

Acer unveils Cloudbook Aspire One 11 AO1-132
Acer unveils Cloudbook Aspire One 11 AO1-132
The Taiwanese manufacturer will likely show off its latest Cloudbook SKU this coming Computex. Some resellers are jumping the gun with core specifications and prices ahead of any wide announcements.

Winfuture and European merchants have divulged the imminent release of the Cloudbook Aspire One 11 AO1 ahead of any official announcements from Acer. The AO1-132 model will apparently be a small update over the existing AO1-131 model that is currently available for just $190 USD. Acer has been positioning the Cloudbook as an alternative to the Google Chromebook and even coined the term "Cloudbook" before Intel announced its company-wide refocusing on cloud-based services. The manufacturer includes a license for Office 365 and also throws in 1 TB of cloud storage free with every new purchase for a limited time. Chrome OS has been growing in popularity in the U.S. where it only recently started outselling Apple's Mac OS X systems.

Core specifications for the Acer netbook include:

  • 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 resolution panel
  • Intel Celeron N3050 SoC
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB eMMC w/ SD reader
  • 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
  • USB 2.0, USB 3.0, full-size HDMI, 3.5 mm audio
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Windows 10 Home
  • 292 x 202 x 17.9 mm
  • 1.1 kg

Other notable features are a spill-resistant keyboard and the potential for another Atom-based Cherry Trail SKU. The base model uses a matte panel while glossy touchscreen options will be made available. The entry-level local specifications with wireless-ac connectivity encourages the use of Cloud storage.

Prices are expected to start at about 250 Euros for the Aspire One 11 AO1-132.


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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05-26 (Update: 2016-05-26)