Acer discontinued their 11.6" netbook, the Aspire One 751, a few weeks ago in order to make room in their lineup for the 11.6" variant of their Timeline series of notebooks. Called the 1410 (or the 1810T in Europe), the budget ultraportable features Intel's CULV platform and a 1366x768 11.6", LED backlit screen. 8 hours of battery life comes standard courtesy of the 6 cell battery and Core 2 Solo SU3500 1.4GHz ultra low voltage processor, and the rest of the specs are fairly standard, with 2GB of DDR2, a spacious 250GB hard drive, Intel GMA 4500HD graphics, 802.11N, and Vista Home Premium. Dimensionally, it's pretty small, not a lot of wasted space compared to other notebooks: 11.22" x 8.03" x 0.87-1.18" (W x D x T) and 3.08lbs. For comparison, my new Toshiba NB205 is 10.4" x 8.3" x 1.0-1.27" and 2.93lbs. Yeah, deeper, thicker, and nearly as heavy. Both have 6 cell batteries and around 8 hours of battery life, but the Acer packs a larger screen and far more computing power. Also, wider Acer has a bigger and more usable keyboard. A couple of nice features: the 1410 has an HDMI port to take advantage of its HD video playback cabilities, and Acer has made it eligible for the free Windows 7 upgrade when 7 goes retail this October.
The real kicker in all of this? The price - Acer has released this thing at $449, or $50 more than any NETBOOK. This is a pretty solid ultraportable going for netbook money. How can you pass that up? I'll take mine in black.