Acer logoThe rumours earlier in the year regarding Acer and a dual boot netbook came true today as they announced the Aspire One D250. This sports a 10.1", 1024 x 600 display, 160Gb disk, 2G Ram and the CPU is an Intel Atom. This netbook boots either Android or Windows 7 and supports instant-on booting (instant being 18 seconds in this case), and shutting down in 3. The D250 will go on sale in the UK on Oct 22nd priced at £279.

The arrangment seems to be to allow Android for for immediate tasks, such as web browsing and email, with Windows 7 for when higher productivity is needed.

 

 

Acer said it will “give the best of both worlds... the immediacy, the ultrafast connectivity and speed of Android for instant access to web browsing, emails and social interaction together with the full and reliable productivity of the Windows environment.”

Acer launched the D250 in London this week and Jim Wong, senior corporate vice president, said "“The ‘net’ in netbook means the mobile internet, and using Android  is one of the ways we want to explain this to the users - what mobile internet means."