If you’re looking for a vastly cheaper alternative to the new MacBook Air, Acer will be happy to introduce you to its latest Aspire One netbook – the D255.
Its big trump card is that it features the long awaited Intel Atom N550, clocked at 1.50GHz, which means it should be capable of streaming the likes of YouTube videos and Hulu without having a heart attack, as single core Atoms do.
The Aspire One D255 also has Intel GMA 3150 graphics and it support Direct X 9, not that it’s powerful enough for gaming. It also supports DDR3 memory and 1GB is supplied for Windows 7 Starter Edition.
Storage is provided by a regular 250GB hard disk and there’s a SD card slot in there too. A variant will offer Bluetooth 3.0, as well as b/g/n Wi-Fi and it can be had with integrated 3G mobile broadband too.
Acer is claiming it will give you up to eight hours of battery life helped by the LED backlight on the 10.1in, 1,024 x 600 screen.
The One D225 can be had in black, white, red and brown and features the MiniGo adapter that has a wall mount design that’s 34 per cent lighter than typical adapters and reduces charging time by a third, according to Acer. This also supports optional interchangeable AC converters, so you can always have the right plug.
The Atom D255 equipped with the N550 dual-core Atom can be had from November with an RRP of £279.99. A version with a single core N450 Atom can also be bought with either a 3-cell battery for an RRP of £229.99, while a 6-cell battery version will cost £249.99.
Look out for a review coming really soon.