Acer will be releasing the E1-531, E1-571 Aspire laptops in Europe soon. Both of these notebooks share same design, which is simple and clean and its keyboard looks very comfortable too. Specs of E1 531 include a 14-inch screen, 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, Intel Pentium B960 2.2GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB 5400rpm hard disk drive.
Specs of Acer E1 571 are same as E1 531 but it comes with Intel Core i3 3110m 2.4GHz processor instead of Intel B960. Both notebooks also come with a DVD optical drive and ports for USB, audio jack (Line In and Out), video outputs (VGA and digital HDMI), RJ-45 for Ethernet LAN connection and memory card reader. The battery in both notebooks is a 6-cell that should provide decent runtime to the user.
Acer will be selling E1-531 and E1-571 with Linux pre-installed to keep the costs low, but the company has made it clear that it will also be offering it with Windows 8. Prices start from 400 Euros.