You can definitely go with anything - I've seen people in my coding classes in university using a Netbook (those 7-8" baby notebooks "powered" with the Atom-CPUs).
As for if it's a good choice - no one knows. There is no review out, and (putting down my community manager hat for a minute) I'd not buy a device without having read the reviews - or at least until I have all the specs on it. The fact that Acer is not telling the brightness nor battery capacity is rining my "tech alarm bells" because whenver something is not mentioned by a big company, you can be pretty sure that it's usually going to be subpar in that area.
Depending on what's your budget there should be more compelling products out there than a device that (at least in my eyes) will have quite a bunch of flaws in the battery compartment.