Acer Aspire One D260 netbook - Dual boot Windows and Android

Summary:Netbooks have become sort of boring lately, with everything new starting to taste like beans. But Acer has decided to do something different with the Aspire One D260 and add an interesting dual boot feature - Windows and Android.

Netbooks have become sort of boring lately, with everything new starting to taste like beans. But Acer has decided to do something different with the Aspire One D260 and add an interesting dual boot feature - Windows and Android.

The netbook itself is pretty standard fayre:

  • 10.1 inch, 1,024 x 600 display
  • Choice of:  - 1.66GHz Atom N450 with 1GB of DDR2 RAM - 1.66GHz Atom N455 with 2GB of DDR3
  • Intel GMA 3150 graphics
  • 250GB hard drive
  • Card reader, 3x USB, Wireless N, Bluetooth, Ethernet ...
  • 8 hour battery life with optional 6 cell battery
  • Size: 258.5mm x 185mm x 24mm
  • Weight: 1.25kg
  • MiniGo adapter 34% lighter than typical adapters
  • Choice of four colors: Black Flake, Purple Flake, Pink Flake and Charcoal Flake.

What's really interesting about this device is the dual boot - offering both Windows 7 and Google Android OS. There's very little info on the Android OS from Acer at present, so I'm guessing Android 1.5. We are however promised a 15 second boot time to check email and surf the web, which is nice.

No price yet, and availability is expected July 1st.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware

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