At the Taipei Computer Applications Show this week, computer maker Acer has taken the wraps off yet another Aspire One netbook—the Acer Aspire One AOD255. But this one has a new trick: it runs both Windows XP and Google Android as its operating system. Android serves as a fast-booting OS for basic tasks, while Windows XP can be used as a primary operating system that (of course) can run a wide range of Windows software. An Acer Confirmation Manager enables user to choose which operating system will launch at startup.
Otherwise, the Acer Aspire One AOD255 is a fairly run-of-the-mill netbook, featuring an Intel Atom D450 processor, a 10.1-inch display, 1 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive. The unit will ship with a three-cell battery by default, but a six-cell battery will be available as an option.
Acer is offering the Acer Aspire One AOD255 to show attendees for NT$9,500 (about US$300), but the list price for the machine is NT$11,900, or about $375. However, right now, Taipei Computer Applications Show is the only place to set hands on the unit: Acer has not announced when or howit plans to bring the machine to market.