Acer's Android/XP Dual Boot Netbook Out Now

Acer's line of Aspire One netbooks is expanding to include the company's first Android offering. The dual-boot Aspire One AOD250 comes with both Android and Windows XP Home.

The company is using the Android side of the netbook as a sort of "always on" feature that allows you to power up and perform limited functions without having to boot Windows.

Aside from being dual-boot there's very little about the AOD250 that we haven’t seen in Acer netbooks already. Specs-wise you're looking at a 10.1 inch LED-backlit display, Intel's 1.66 GHz Atom N280 CPU, 1GB of RAM and a 160GB hard drive. 

We're pleased to hear the slim-line OS has finally made it to an Acer machine, but it'd be nice to see how a completely Android netbook works out. The AOD250 is available in the U.S. in four different colors from $349.99.

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  • cryogenic
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    feature that allows you to power up and perform limited functions


    Oh, I'm so excited about being able to perform limited functions on an already limited piece of hardware, a netbook.

    The joy!!!
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  • toxxel
    CryogenicOh, I'm so excited about being able to perform limited functions on an already limited piece of hardware, a netbook. The joy!!!


    I believe you miss quoted in leaving the full statement out.
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  • JohnnyLucky
    The limited function part does not sound like a very good deal.
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