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October 14, 2009

Acer unveils new Aspire One netbook

Comes with 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED-backlit display and weighs around 2.79 pounds

By CBR Staff Writer

Acer America has launched Aspire One AOD250 netbook featuring a dual-boot operating system including Android and Windows XP Home. The company claims that the open design of Android gives Aspire One users faster connections to the internet and increased access to productivity and entertainment applications.

According to Acer, the new Aspire One AOD250 netbook is a mobile computing offering that comes with a 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED-backlit display and weighs around 2.79 lbs. It utilises the Intel Atom Processor N280 and comes with a high-density, six-cell, 5800 mAh battery, 1GB of memory, integrated 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi network connectivity, and a 160GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive.

In addition, the new laptop comes with crytal eye webcam, built-in digital microphone, Intel® 945GSE Express Chipset, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950, multi-in-1 digital media card reader, Bluetooth 2.1, and a multi-gesture keypad. It comes with a choice of four colours, ruby red, diamond black, sapphire blue and seashell white.

Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product management for Acer America, said: “The Android operating system and the Aspire One netbook is an ideal combination for end users that require a highly mobile device for data consumption. The unique dual-boot OS on the new Aspire One ensures users fast connections, the familiarity of Windows, and the added convenience of open source mobile platforms and applications.”

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The Aspire One AOD250 netbook is available for US customers with prices starting at $349.99.

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