It is a while since there has been anything truly new in the netbook market – aside from aesthetics netbooks are much of a muchness when it comes to specification and kit. But now Acer have brought out a new netbook, the Acer Aspire Happy, with a dual-boot operating system. Simply put, the Happy has both Microsoft Windows 7 and Google’s Android operating systems which gives you the best of two worlds. Windows 7 for the traditional computer applications that you have become accustomed to and Android for all those new mobile applications and functionality. So when at home or in the office you can boot up as normal and when out and about, or if you are just pressed for time, switch to Android for a superfast start-up and functionality without the wait that Windows users have become so accustomed to.
Available in four pastel colours, including Candy Pink, the Acer has a 10-inch WSVGA display, an Intel Atom Processor and 250GB disc drive. There is even an option to upgrade to a more powerful 1.5GHz Atom processor and 2GB of RAM – so keep an eye out for this option because it may well be worth the inevitable extra cost. The standard spec Aspire ONE Happy is available now from selected retailers – just in time for Christmas, for around £250.
- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter + Android 2.1
- Processor: Intel Atom N450
- RAM: 1GB
- Hard Drive: 250GB
- Graphics Card: Intel GMA 3150
- Dimensions: H24 x W259 x D185mm
- Weight: 1.25kg
Available from amazon.co.uk for around £249
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