The second largest notebook PC vendor, Acer has launched its newest 10.1″ Aspire One AOD250 netbook, which features dual-boot operating systems – Android and Windows XP Home, providing users an ability to switch between Android and Windows XP Home OS.


“The Android operating system and the Aspire One netbook is an ideal combination for end users that require a highly mobile device for data consumption,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president for product management at Acer America. “The unique dual-boot OS on the new Aspire One ensures users fast connections, the familiarity of Windows, and the added convenience of open source mobile platforms and applications.”

According to the company, Android allows Aspire One AOD250 to boot up and shut down quickly with “instant on” Internet connectivity, aiming to offer increased access to productivity and entertainment applications.

Key Features And Specifications Of Acer Aspire One AOD250-1613 With Android:

  • 10.1-inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit display offers broader viewing area for Web page navigation and data input
  • Energy-efficient Intel Atom Processor N280 (1.66GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
  • Dual-Boot Operating System – Android and Windows XP Home
  • 1GB DDR2 667MHz RAM and 160GB 5400RPM HDD
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 and Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
  • Acer InviLink 802.11b/g Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
  • Built-in Acer Crystal Eye webcam, microphone and two stereo speakers
  • Bluetooth 2.1 and Dolby Headphone Technology
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad for intuitive navigation
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • High-density, 6-cell Li-ion battery (5800 mAh) supports up to 9 hours of battery life
  • Available in Ruby Red, Diamond Black, Sapphire Blue and Seashell White colors

The new Acer Aspire One AOD250 netbook which measures 10.2 (W) x 8.4 (D) x 1.0 (H) inches and weights in at 1.27 kg is available for about $350.