The increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones has admittedly affected the sales of netbooks.\u00a0 It used to be that netbooks were the popular choice when users want a computing device that\u2019s very handy and very mobile.\u00a0 Now, users choose tablets for their portability and versatility. Just when we thought that netbooks have outlived their purpose, Acer unveils a new netbook product, a sign that the market for this kind of platform is still alive and kicking.\u00a0 The new product is Acer Aspire One 756 with an 11.6-inch display, larger than the standard 10.1-inch display for netbooks. The display sports a 1366 \u00d7 768 resolution, sharp enough for a netbook this size. What\u2019s significant about this new product is that it has ditched the Intel Atom processor, using instead the much faster Intel Celeron 877 or Pentium 967\/987 processor. \u00a0These are not super fast processors that will quench your thirst for computing speed but they are nonetheless faster than the Intel Atom types. \u00a0The Intel Celeron 877 has two cores with a processing speed of 1.4 GHz.\u00a0 It\u2019s fast enough for a netbook. The Pentium 967 processor brings two cores as well but will clock in at a slightly slower 1.3 GHz. For other specs, the Acer Aspire One 756 will feature up to 4GB of RAM (with\u00a0up to 8 GB of installable RAM available) while storage will be 320GB or\u00a0500GB, depending on the user\u2019s needs. \u00a0The Acer Aspire One 756 will also be packing Wi-Fi connectivity, 2-in-1 card reader, a 720p webcam, and optional Bluetooth 4.0. \u00a0This netbook will be using a 4-cell battery. \u00a0For ports, the Acer Aspire One 756 will surely satisfy the needs of users as it will offer two\u00a0USB\u00a02.0 ports, a VGA port and an HDMI output. The Acer Aspire One 756 will be available in black, blue and red according to Acer. \u00a0Details on pricing and availability are still unknown.