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Acer Aspire One D260: Netbook that dual boots Windows 7 and Android

Android OS for menial tasks; boasts 15 second boot time
By: Don Lynn | Laptops News | Posted: Jun 10, 2010 4:03 am



With the tech world going ga-ga over tablet news at the moment, interesting netbook news has been few and far between. Acer is trying to make news with their new Aspire One D260 which dual boots Windows 7 and Android. Specs on the machine are as follows from the source link:


• 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.


Booting the Android OS (version unknown at this point) is supposed to take only 15 seconds for minor applications like web surfing and email while Windows 7 is available for "larger" apps like word processing and video work. The price is not out yet, but the D260 is expected to be available July 1st.



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