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Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook makes its way into reviewers hands

October 16, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Acer, Android Devices, Netbooks

Acer Aspire One D250 Android netbook makes its way into reviewers hands

A few days ago we finally saw the official introduction of the Android netbook that has been long rumored to be coming from Acer. It was also added to Amazon as a pre-order listing but despite some excitement from Android geeks there are probably plenty of questions in regards to how well Android will perform on a netbook.

With that I have been doing some looking around and have found a few sites that have spent some hands on time with the Acer Aspire One D250 netbook. The first issue that I see is despite this being a dual-boot computer, you cannot actually boot into what ever OS you want. Instead you have to first boot into Android, and then if you want Windows, you will have to choose the “switch OS” button. Seems a little strange to me and I would really say this is more of a quick-start setup as opposed to a true dual-boot.

Anyway, the reports that I was able to find come from Register Hardware, Pocket Link, The Mirror, ZDNET UK and Laptop Magazine.

I will let you judge for yourself, but the long and short is that I am not nearly as excited about this netbook as I was the day it appeared on Amazon.