Acer Drops Price of Aspire One to Impulse Buy Territory Acer's Aspire One was already one of the most affordable 8.9" mini-notebooks on the market, but now they've gone and dropped the price further while adding a 6-cell battery version to the mix. The Windows XP version (120GB hard drive and 1GB RAM has been reduced $50 from $400 to $350. Their Linux system (8GB SSD and 512MB RAM) dropped $50 as well from $380 to $330. Oh, and those of you wanting the 6-cell system can pick it up for the old price of the 3-cell, $400. So is Acer worried about the competition from a potentially $300 Dell system ? We don't know, but we sure do like seeing prices going down for once. And for the time being, the Aspire One is probably the best deal in the mini-notebook market. [Laptop ]