Acer launches the Aspire One D257 netbook (update: our hands on, Atom N570 too)

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16 Feb, 2011 9:07 pm

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Update 2: I should add that there’s an SKU with an Atom N570 processor. Full specs and press photos added in.

Update: Added our hands on video of the Acer Aspire One D257 below. It should have all the typical netbook specs – a dual core Atom N550 processor, 10.1″ 1024 x 600 glossy display, 1GB of RAM and Windows 7 Starter. The non-working mockup on display had a 3-cell battery put the placard mentions 8 hours of battery, which would be for a 6-cell battery model. Nothing much outstanding with the design and sports typical netbook ports. No word on pricing or availability. So much for fewer redundant models this year Acer!

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Acer has launched at new netbook at MWC – the Aspire One D257. Unfortunately it only exists in a press release and there’s no mention on what platform (Intel? AMD?) this runs on. We’re hoping it shows up in the following days. Design wise, it seems like a very subtle evolution of the D255. Some clear changes – the power button seems to have moved to the left screen hinge, the trackpad is longer invisible and the lid gets a ripple image. It’ll come in a variety of colors including blue (pictured) and bronze / brown. No word on pricing or availability either.

Acer Aspire One AOD257 specs

  • 10.1″ 1024 x 600 display
  • Intel Atom N455 / N550 / N570 CPU
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250 / 320 / 500GB HDD
  • Bluetooth 3.0 + HS (optional)
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • webcam
  • 8 hour 6-cell battery
  • multi-card reader, VGA, 3x USB 2.0, audio jacks, RJ-45
  • 1.2 kg (3-cell) or 1.3kg (6-cell)
  • 24mm thin
  • Windows 7 Starter

Source: Notebook Italia


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