eMachines eMD620 – 14” and $429


Man, can the notebooks get any cheaper? Acer’s eMachines has just debuted their 14” notebook for a surprisingly low $429 and sporting a 1.6ghz AMD processor. You’ll be able to buy them at BestBuy on November 1. Read the following press release for more details: IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2008 — The eMachines eMD620-5777 debuts […]

Acer CEO Confirms Gateway Netbook

Acer continues to make some Netbook noise with the Aspire One Netbook, and it looks like Gateway and Packard Bell, both acquired by Acer, will be releasing Netbooks. The news was confirmed by Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci. This could end up being a branding thing, or it could mean different machines, but then how different […]

Will NetBook Prices Continue to Fall?

Yesterday’s news that Acer had cut the price of the Aspire One NetBook line by $50 was seen by some as a shocker. I think Acer was feeling the heat of Dell’s supposed $299 price tag. Dell was rumored to announce one of the NetBook world’s worst kept secrets yesterday but hasn’t yet. (Side note: […]

GBM Podcast#57: Truc Revs Up

New GBM Team member, Truc Bui, is revving up to produce some great content here for GottaBeMobile.com (not to put any pressure on or anything) and I’m excited to see what he comes up with. I’m especially excited to see his Back To School InkShows. Want to know what he’s thinking? Give a listen to […]

Looks Like the Acer Aspire One is Getting Returned

Well, my wife has been working with the Acer Aspire One for a week. It looks like it is getting returned. Three issues comprise the reasoning here. She loves the keyboard but hates the mouse buttons that are on either side of the trackpad. “It drives me nuts” is the quote there. She’s not a […]

tnkgrl Continues Her Modding Ways with the Acer Aspire One

tnkgrl just keeps on modding and, as she promised, she’s put up a post about swapping out the SSD for a 60GB 1.8” PATA drive. Check out the pictures and her process on tnkgrl Mobile and stay tuned for modding session number 3 when she promises to show off how to add internal 3G. If […]

Is OS Implementation a NetBook Differentiator?

Good friend Kevin Tofel is offering a good hypothesis in his thinking about the land of NetBooks (or whatever you want to call them.) Simply put Kevin thinks that the hoops a typical out-of-the-box user has to jump through to install additional applications other than what is included by the OEM might be a big […]

Acer Aspire One: Let The Modding Begin

Well, I haven’t seen the Acer Aspire One since my wife unboxed it as she’s using it constantly but I doubt she’ll go as far as tnkrl who is already deep into modding Acer’s NetBook (or whatever you want to call them.) If you want to see how to pop the Aspire One open and […]

GBM InkShow: Thomasin and the Acer Aspire One

Well as I posted on Saturday I did pick up an Acer Aspire One Netbook or whatever you want to call them) at Circuit City, and I finally managed to convince my lovely wife, Thomasin, to take some time after her busy performance schedule this weekend to shoot an unboxing and first look InkShow, which […]

Acer Aspire One In The House

Well, as promised, on my dinner break between shows at Wayside Theatre I headed back to Circuit City and I did manage to purchase an Acer Aspire One Netbook (or whatever you want to call them.) Price was $379. I haven’t opened it up yet as I’m hoping my lovely wife Thomasin will be in […]

Acer Aspire 1 at Circuit City

Kevin Tofel reports on jkOnTheRun that Acer’s Aspire 1 Netbook (or whatever you want to call them) is now on the shelves at Circuit City. At least in some places. Kevin saw it advertised in the weekly newspaper flyer from Circuit City. I headed over to our local CC on my way to the theatre […]

Aspire One Netbook Video and Official Site Updated

Eeepcnews.de is featuring a video look at the Acer Aspire One Netbook from Computex Taipei. >> > Notable items: The model featured is running Linpus Linux Lite and features an easy mode similar to the Eee PC.  The easy mode is split into four areas: Connect, Fun, Work, and Files. Boots in around 23 seconds.  […]

Acer Aspire One Jumping On WWAN Bandwagon

There has been a recent push for the small UMPC/ULCPC/MID/Netbook/Mini-whatever-the-catch-phrase-of-the-day-is devices to include some implementation of 3G connectivity. Joining Asus’s eee Pc and Fujitsu’s U810 (and the others who started life with WWAN), Acer’s Aspire One is also getting its own 3G connection. I know that with the Fujitsu U810 as well as the T2010 […]

Acer Gets Into The Race for the Ultra-Portable Crown

We knew Acer was planning to get into the ultra-portable, ultra-low cost pc wars and it looks like they’ve taken price point as their battle ground. Introducing the Acer Aspire One, running Intel’s Atom with all the usual features, Acer is announcing a price point of $379. Acer is also offering a range of colors […]

Acer Unveils Its Mini-Notebook

Yesterday it was Michael Dell himself unveiling a brief glimpse of Dell’s mini-notebook. Today we get to see some pics of Acer’s Aspire entry into the ultra-portable class, called the Aspire One. No real specs yet, and word is we’ll probably see more info on this at Computex. Via UMPCPortal Tags: Acer+Aspire+One

Acer Jumps Into The ULCPC Game

Looks like Acer is also catching ULCPC fever and is planning on rolling out a few mobile minded devices for the second half of 2008. According to DigjTimes, Acer will be debuting both a 8.9 inch screen model (the Aspire) and a 12.1 inch screen model (the Slim Gemstone Aspire) with a top price of […]

Acer to Release ASUS Eee-like System?

Apparently the Chinese newspaper Commercial Times has reported that Acer will follow in ASUS’ footsteps and release a small system with 8"-9" screen, sometime in late Q1 or early Q2. Of course, this is about the same time that the rumored Eee update will be made available. Acer will outsource the production of its low-cost […]

Gateway Stockholders Not Happy With Acer Acquistion

Somehow you just knew this story wasn’t over. Several weeks ago, Acer agreed to acquire Gateway to the tune of $710 million. Quite a few folks thought that was a low price. Now it seems that Gateway stockholders are also questioning the valuation and the acquisiton and two different lawsuits have been filed by stockholders, claiming that […]

GBM Podcast #31: The Sophomoric Episode

Part of being in a community is getting together with readers, listeners, watchers and friends, so in a couple of weeks, we’re doing just that – GottaBeMobile.com reader meetup.  In this Podcast, Warner, no, I mean Rob – well it really is Warner (you’ll figure it out when you listen…) talk about the fun times […]

More on the Acer Acquistion of Gateway

Interesting stuff. Acer acquires Gateway for $710 Million. Interestingly enough Gateway also has a right of first refusal to purchase Packard Bell. So, Acer could in essence end up owning both Gateway and Packard Bell. Like others I wonder what this all means for mobile users. In looking at some of the information on the […]