October 14, 2009 | by Robert Nelson
The once rumored Android powered netbook from Acer has become a little more of a reality. And I only say that because while it has been listed with Amazon, at this time it is only available as a pre-order item and not yet shipping. In fact there is not yet even any estimated time frame given as to when it will ship.
That aside, the good news is that the model in question is the Acer Aspire One D250, which has already been proven to be a good netbook. This particular model will be running both Windows XP and Android. In terms of price — $349.99.
Otherwise the features are pretty standard for a netbook and include a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1GB of RAM (upgradeable to 2GB), a 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and a an 89% full size keyboard. Additionally, this unit ships with a 6-cell battery, weighs 2.8 pounds and is only 1-inch thick.
I guess now is the time to finally make up my mind, I regularly use a netbook and really like having one on hand, that said I have been pretty happy with my Eee PC 1000H but am considering putting that up for sale and picking up the Android Acer Aspire One.