Acer readies 10-inch Aspire One for Q1 launch

Acer’s top-selling Aspire One is set to break into 10-inch territory as early as February or March. This according to Scott Lin, Acer Taiwan president. Also on the books are 12.1-, 13.3-, and 15.6-inch LED-backlit laptops for 2009 — a 14.1-incher should hit this year with a price of NT$40,000 or about $1,200 of the green, presidential stuff.

Acer yells “me too!” while shoving Core i7-based Aspire M7720 out the door

Ah, the deluge of gaming rigs that comes after each and every major CPU announcement made by Intel. As the overflow slows to a trickle, Acer is looking to get its rig out before it just seems like old hat. The purported Aspire M7720, which was announced over in Taiwan, will arrive in a relatively drab chassis and house a potent Core i7 processor, 3GB of DDR3 RAM, a 750GB hard drive and ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics with 1GB of memory. There’s no definitive word on when the rig will actually leave the dock and head stateside, but considering that it’s already behind the eight ball, we’d put our money (speaking of, it’ll start around $1,200) on soon.[Via Electronista]