From The Labs: The first Android netbook?

From The Labs: The first Android netbook?

Summary: Acer has put Google's Android OS on its Aspire One D250 netbook, but is it any more than a sideshow? Charles McLellan investigates

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Acer has put Google's Android OS on its Aspire One D250 netbook, but is it any more than a sideshow? Charles McLellan investigates.

Topics: Laptops, Hardware, Reviews

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Charles has been in tech publishing since the late 1980s, starting with Reed's Practical Computing, then moving to Ziff-Davis to help launch the UK version of PC Magazine in 1992. ZDNet came looking for a Reviews Editor in 2000, and he's been here ever since.

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  • Ho-Hum Boot Time As Well

    Good review Charles, and useful information. But Ho-Hum is certainly a good description of the boot time for an embedded pre-boot OS like that, isn't it? I can get pretty close to that with a full boot of many of the latest Linux distributions.

    jw
    j.a.watson@...
  • Hum-Ho

    I must admit to being somewhat underwhelmed too.
    Tezzer-5cae2
  • hem-hem ;-) For comparison

    An Asus S101 with QuickBoot turned on in the BIOS (and the tiny but delightfully fast SSD) boots Windows 7 in 35 seconds, resumes from hibernation in 17 seconds and shuts down or hibernates in 15 seconds.
    Simon Bisson and Mary Branscombe