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.
Oh, I'm so excited about being able to perform limited functions on an already limited piece of hardware, a netbook.
I believe you miss quoted in leaving the full statement out.
Experience proves people still go to Windows. Booting Windows on a dual boot configuration still takes longer.
Anyone willing to have Android, can download and install it.
I'd say it's a bad deal.
i used to have a program like that, called pesto or something, very useful, but then the beta expired and i had to pay $200 or something lol
now it looks like ill do the same with andriod
I dual boot all of my systems at home, I got 3 right now. It started with opensuse years ago that I began dual booting but over the years I switched to Ubuntu. I highly prefer all computer experiences in linux over windows but I understand I'm strange like this. There are still things, such as games, that require a machine to have windows and that is why i dual boot.
The longer boot time does not bother me in the least bit. I definitely prefer the semi independent OSs on the same machine for many reasons.
That being said I'm very skeptical of Android as a desktop OS. I understand it's a modified version of linux but I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I'm going to have to research it more before I even think of running it on any of my desktops.