Acer has released its netbook Aspire D250-1613 which not only works on Windows XP but also with mobile platform, Android OS. D250-1613 is the first Android netbook by Acer which is focused on communicators and smart phones. D250-1613 is now available at amazon.com for a price of $350.
Aspire D250-1613 has a cookie-cutter netbook design, offering Windows XP as well as Android tailored for a netbook. When user boots up the system, it first goes to Windows XP, once the configuration completes rebooting the machine, then the Acer flavor of Android is loaded in about 18 seconds.
D250-1613 houses a good wide colorful display of 10.1 inches with 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. It comes with a 1.6 GHz Intel N280 Atom Processor. It also includes RAM of 1 GB memory and a hard drive of 160 GB capacity.
D250 measures 10.2 x 8.0 x 1.0 inches. A Tiny keyboard with LED-backlit display is attractive. A microscopic multitouch pad for navigation is little cramped and stripy. The model weighs 2.7 pounds and it is light. Hulu video runs smoothly in Windows XP but shows little choppy in Android browser. Top left of the screen has a quick-launch arrow for jumping over to Windows XP from Android. It has a cell battery having the capacity of 5800 mAh, can work for 9 hours.
Pros and Cons
User can have access to all contacts, calendaring, and email even in offline mode. It is really a benefit for those who doesn’t have Android Phone. You can change any local information when you are offline but as soon as you get online, it syncs with your Google account.
The main drawback of D250-1613 is that the model has no provision for a word processor, a notepad, file browser and a word processor which are most expected with a netbook.