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.

HP reveals multi-touch TouchSmart tx2 convertible tablet

While HP mistakenly claims that its sparkly new (but previously rumored) TouchSmart tx2 is the world’s first multi-touch consumer notebook, we’re still decidedly stoked about this here convertible tablet. Boasting a 12.1-inch swivel display (LED-backlit) that’s just dying to have your prints all over it, the tx2 will come loaded with Windows Vista, a bezel-mounted fingerprint reader, integrated webcam with microphone, Bluetooth / WiFi, stereo speakers, a 5-in-1 multicard reader and a LightScribe SuperMulti DVD burner. HP’s also delivering the oh-so-stylish Reaction Imprint exterior, an AMD Turion X2 dual-core processor, the firm’s own MediaSmart 2.0 software, a VGA output, Ethernet and at least one USB port from the looks of things. You’re supposed to be able to add one of these to your digital shopping cart right now via HP’s own webstore or, but both links currently lead to sections of the intarwebz you don’t ever, ever want to see. Hold tight — we’ve a feeling HP will be getting really official with this one momentarily. Check Laptop’s hands-on with the unit in the video after the break.

Read – TouchSmart tx2 microsite
Read – Hands-on with TouchSmart tx2

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