Acer unveils first Windows 7 netbook

Acer has pulled the covers off a new Aspire One netbook running Windows 7, taking a big leap up from Windows XP that is featured on the rest of its ra

The Aspire One D250 was shown off in Japan, and is expecting to go on sale over there on the same day the operating system launches – 22 October.

With a 10.1-inch screen, 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor and 160GB hard drive, the D250 is similar to many of the Aspire One netbooks in the range, but its resolution has had a boost to 1280x720.

It also has an optional long-life battery that will give you 7.5 hours of battery life, rather than 3.5 hours on the standard.

It’s expected to go on sale for ¥46,800 (around £329), alongside a number of other Acer laptops launching in Japan with Windows 7, including two from the Acer Timeline range.

It remains to be seen when we’ll see a Windows 7-packing netbook over here, but there is an Acer event in London tomorrow so here’s hoping we get some news then.

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Via: PC World