Best Netbooks - Acer Aspire One D250 with AndroidTaiwanese giant Acer - the second largest computer manufacturer after HP and bigger than Dell has just launched the first Netbook in the world to use Android 1.6, the Acer Aspire One D250. Apart from its simplicity, Android is a winner according to Acer because it only takes 18 seconds to boot up and 3 seconds to switch off.
The Aspire One D250 netbook, will be launched in Japan with Windows 7 Starter. But in the rest of the world Acer will install Android, using a dual-boot system (Windows XP today then Windows 7).
The D250 has a 10.1" WSVGA screen, an Atom N280 (1.66 GHz), a classic Intel GMA 950, 1 GB RAM DDR2 (2 GB max), 160 GB 5400 rpm hard disk, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, multicard reader, three USB 2 ports, an Ethernet port, a headphone port, microphone, webcam, VGA output and 84 key keyboard.
It will feature a 6 cell 5800 mAh battery, with a 9 hour supply between charges and will weigh 1.27 kg.
It can be pre-ordered from Amazon for 349.99 $ (€235).
The guys at blogeee.net have had a look at it - it's all in French but you get the idea ! Android is quicker than Windows but you can do less with it.
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