Acer Aspire One AOD270

Even though many sites have announced the “death of the netbook” and say if people want a netbook they should just buy an iPad, I disagree. Some people would like...

Even though many sites have announced the “death of the netbook” and say if people want a netbook they should just buy an iPad, I disagree. Some people would like a lightweight portable computer for $299 that can surf the web and runs Windows. If we wanted to spend $600 for the iPad then we’d just buy a normal laptop.

Anyway, there are still netbooks available and one of the best entry-level netbooks is the Acer Aspire One AOD270. It’s a 10.1″ netbook with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 processor and comes with 1GB of RAM.

 

Here are the full specs:

  • Intel Atom N2600 Processor 1.6GHz (1MB Cache)
  • 1GB SDRAM RAM
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen, Intel GMA 3600
  • Windows 7 Starter, 8 hours Battery Life
  • Processor: 1.6 GHz A110
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Memory Slots: 1
  • Size: 320 GB
  • Manufacturer: SATA
  • Speed: 5400 rpm
  • Graphics RAM: 64 MB
  • USB Ports: 3
  • USB 2.0 Ports: 3
  • Battery Type: Lithium ion
  • Rated Charge (normal use): 8 hours
  • Wireless Type: 802.11bgn

The RAM isn’t easily upgradeable to 2GB like earlier models, but you can if you want to pull off the keyboard and have a soldering iron handy.

Between the 8-10 hour battery life and 1.6GHz processor this is a great entry-level netbook for surfing the web, writing docs or watching video. Watching full-screen flash video can get laggy at times, but watching full-screen HD divx or mpeg videos are very smooth.

If you’re looking for an ultraportable 10″ netbook for $299, then the Aspire One AOD270 is what you want. It’s available in black, white, red or aquamarine.

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