Acer Aspire One Launches Nationwide Online Video Contest

December 9, 2008

NEW YORK, NY – December 9, 2008 – Acer, the third largest vendor in the worldwide PC market (source: Gartner data, 1H 2008) today announced the Want One? Online Video Contest.  

The contest, created to celebrate the spirit of the Aspire One, the first netbook launched by Acer, gives participants the chance to write, direct and make their own video and submit their best work for a chance to score worldwide recognition and win fantastic prizes like an Aspire One netbook, an Xbox 360, Microsoft Zune 8 GB MP3 player, cash and more. 

The contest gives anyone with a video camera and imagination the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world. Videos should illustrate power, freedom, and style – everything that the Aspire One stands for and the winners will be decided by the public and based on total YouTube views, comments, honors and overall ratings.

For more information and full contest rules and even some inspiration, participants can check out Acer’s new television commercial at 

The winning participants, therefore, will not only have to demonstrate their filmmaking skills, but also their ability to get the word out using their personal website, blogs, online forums, and social networks like MySpace and Facebook to tell people about their video. 

Submissions must be made by January 20th, 2009, but viewers can rate entries until the contest closes on January 22, 2009. The winners will be announced on the Aspire One web site,, on February 17th, 2009.  

Unveiled in July 2008, the ultra light weight and compact Aspire One drew instant attention, receiving the “Laptop of the Year Award” in addition to the distinguished “Editor’s Choice Award” by LAPTOP Magazine. 

The Aspire One features a full keyboard, Windows XP Home Edition, Wi-Fi and 3G[1] connectivity, and is available in four colors from fine retailers such as Best Buy, Circuit City, Costco, Radio Shack and Wal-Mart. 

For more information and full contest rules, visit