about Acer's new, slim Aspire One netbooks on a few occasions, and now the 531 is available in Europe.
The asking price is €379, and considering it's a thin and stylish piece
of kit, this sounds pretty good, as an Asus Eee PC S101 will set you
back €450. Still, it is €50 more than a similarly spec'd Aspire One
D150, but many people, including us, will think it's well worth it.
The Aspire One 531 is powered by an 1.66GHz Atom N280 on a 667MHz bus,
it has 1GB of memory and 160GB of storage. It measures 255 x 202 x
31mm, and weighs 1220g, so it's a bit thinner than most similarly
priced netbooks, but it's not the lightest one around.
It's half way between a fashion item, such as the S101, and a regular
netbook, and it looks like a good deal. In case your German is good,
you can take a look at a pretty thorough review at notebookjournal.de, here
. Overall, they liked it. However, like us, the notebookjournal crew thinks glossy screens simply shouldn't be used in netbooks, ever.
You can get it here