By Claire Reilly

SYDNEY, NSW: Acer is appealing to the consumer sweet-tooth, with today’s release of a new entry-level Aspire One Happy 2 netbook targeted at “fashion conscious” users.

Speaking about the brightly coloured range was Chris Osborne, senior product manager consumer notebook, Acer. “Our newest vibrant shells are just one of the updates made to our Aspire netbook range,” he said. “It is powered by the latest Intel Atom N570 processor and is still the most compact netbook from Acer.”

The Aspire One Happy 2 netbook “comes in four new flavours,” with a colour palette comprising of “Papaya Milk, Strawberry Yoghurt, Blueberry Juice and Banana Cream”.

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Within the netbook’s candy-sweet shell, it features an Atom N570 processor, a 93 per cent full-sized keyboard and a multi-gesture touchpad. The 10.1-inch screen also features Acer’s CineCrystal LED-backlit TFT LCD display, and the netbook has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 to support visuals.

The netbook boasts Bluetooth 3.0, which is “a first for Aspire One,” as well as a built-in webcam and Wi-Fi, 3 USB 2.0 ports and a multi-in-one card reader. And with all that candy sweetness it still stays trim, weighing in at 1.3 kilograms.

One of the four “edible” Aspire One Happy 2 netbooks, available for RRP $399.