Although these the Toshiba Mini and the Acer Aspire one are currently two of the best selling netbook models in the market, I am going to put it straight out that the Toshiba Mini is a much better 10.1-inch netbook especially in terms of functionality and performance.
The Toshiba model has a 1.66Ghz processor while the Acer netbook has a 1.6Ghz processor. Besides this difference, both models have similar specs that include 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and a 6-cell battery. There is where the differences end.
The new Toshiba netbook has so much to offer in terms of features and many of which are not found on the Acer Aspire One. For instance, besides having a 6-cell battery, the battery on the Toshiba model can last up to 9 hours on a single charge compared to Acer’s usual 6 hours. Another unique feature is that you can also charge USB devices on the Toshiba model even when the Toshiba mini is off or on standby mode.
Another major difference can be spotted in the design of these two models. The Acer Aspire One comes in a variety of colors and have a glossy external casing. The Toshiba Mini too comes in a variety of colors but they have a matte external glossy that does not get smudges and fingerprints as easily. There is even a brown Toshiba netbook model. Overall, I think that the Toshiba Mini has a better design as it feels more solid and has a more refined, professional look.