We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Pictures: Acer responds to Asus Eee PC

Pictures: Acer responds to Asus Eee PC

It's mini-laptop madness out there. The Asus Eee PC has for the past year held the high ground in the ultra-cheap, ultraportable laptop market, despite increasing pressure from products such as the MSI Wind, Dell's upcoming UMPC and HP's 2133 Mini-Note.

UPDATE: Acer Aspire One Intel Atom mini laptop announced

To stay ahead of the field, Asus today previewed its Intel Atom-based Eee PC 901 laptop at the WiMax Expo, which is being held alongside Taipei's annual Computex exhibition.

Click here for Computex 2008 breaking news

And now, according the this posting on UMPC Portal, Acer is about to unveil its own miniature laptop.

Details are very much of the 'a bloke down the pub whose sister cuts the hair of a cleaner at Acer' variety, but according to such sources, Acer's mini-notebook will run a Linux-based OS, and will undercut the Eee PC on price. Significantly.

All of which is good news for consumers who like inexpensive products. Or 'people', as I like to call them.

Visit Business Advisor for the latest news, reviews, tips & tricks that will improve your bottom line

See our Laptop Advisor website for expert reviews of today’s best laptops, plus read our essential advice to make sure you choose the right specs

Acer's Mini Notebook

Acer's putative mini laptop, courtesy of a post on UMPC Portal

IDG UK Sites

Best camera phone of 2015: iPhone 6 Plus vs LG G4 vs Galaxy S6 vs One M9 vs Nexus 6

IDG UK Sites

In defence of BlackBerrys

IDG UK Sites

Why we should reserve judgement on Apple ditching Helvetica in OS X/iOS for the Apple Watch's San...

IDG UK Sites

Retina 3.3GHz iMac 27in preview: Apple cuts £400 of price of Retina iMac with new model