Acer’s New Dual Android, Windows XP Netbook Arrives

August 5, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Acer has introduced its new Dual Android netbook, the Acer Aspire One D255 netbook. The Windows XP netbook is currently displayed at the Taipei Computer Applications Show. The device is configured to dual-boot Google’s Android Operating System and Microsoft’s Windows XP OS. Acer decided to use Android as a quick-boot option and Windows XP as the main Operating System. But there is no mention about what version of Android is being used.

Acer has introduced the Acer Configuration Manager for Android, which will be the software controlling the operating system that will be booting.

The netbook comes equipped with a 10.1 inch screen and has Intel’s Atom N450 microprocessor inside. It has 1GB of DDR2 (double data rate, second generation) RAM and a 160GB hard disc drive. A 3-cell lithium-ion battery is available with the device, but for an additional sum of NT$3000 (US$95) you can get a 6-cell battery.

The netbook is being sold for a price of NT$9500 (US$300). But this is a special price for computer show attendees. If you are purchasing through retail channels at a later date, a price of NT$11,900 (US$375) will fetch you the device. People attending the computer applications show will be able to order the device and pick it up later. But there is no news about the configuration being available in the global market anytime soon.

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