Thursday, February 9th 2012

Acer's Atom N2600-powered Aspire One D270 Netbook Goes On Sale

The wait for Cedar Trail is pretty much over, at least from Acer's perspective as the company has begun shipping its first netbook based on the platform, the Aspire One D270. The model on sale is equipped with a 1.6 GHz Atom N2600 processor, it runs Linux, and has a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) LED backlit display, Intel GMA 3600 integrated graphics, 2 GB of RAM, a 320 GB hard drive, LAN, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, a 5-in-1 card reader, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, a multi-touch trackpad, a HDMI output, and a 6-cell battery enabling up to 8 hours of operation.

The Aspire One D270 comes in several color versions (black, white, blue, red, candy), is backed by a one-year warranty, and can be bought for 259 Euro.
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9 Comments on Acer's Atom N2600-powered Aspire One D270 Netbook Goes On Sale

#1
kupo kupo
Srsly, what douche keeps approving the floating hell keyboards on every new Acer? I'd rather cut the tips of my fingers open and replace the keys with fresh lemons then use Acers keyboards.
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#2
Aleksander
Acer keyboards for me are perfect
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#3
Completely Bonkers
What a nasty squashed combination of cursor keys! I know acer isnt the only one doing this, but really, MASSIVE CAPS LOCK KEY that we hardly use, and tiny weeny cursor keys that we use all the time.

Yes, and I also prefer "pebble keys" to those wobbly floaters.

Oh, and 10.1-inch (1024 x 600). That is SO early-adopter Gen0 netbook. Actually, I mean 2001 Pentium 3!

"Generation 3" netbooks need 1366x768 at a minimum and preferably higher for premium netbooks.
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#4
xaira
why is everybody complaining, to me acer makes some of the most well thought out products, except for the microscopic vent they put on the 10.1 inch netbooks...the keyboard is fine to me...for a 10.1 inch 1024x600 and 720p will have NO noticable difference what so ever

but where's the 802.11ac?

using an acer lappy right now BTW
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#5
Mussels
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by: xaira
why is everybody complaining, to me acer makes some of the most well thought out products, except for the microscopic vent they put on the 10.1 inch netbooks...the keyboard is fine to me...for a 10.1 inch 1024x600 and 720p will have NO noticable difference what so ever

but where's the 802.11ac?

using an acer lappy right now BTW
1024x600 is too small for many modern apps. try running full screen MSN (live messenger) or skype - a single window takes up the entire screen, and sometimes more.

many, many apps are designed for 1024x768 and these low res screens just dont cut it.



that said, whats the big deal about cedar trail again?
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#6
Apocalypsee
Acer floating island keys are fine, quite nice to type into actually. The only problems is things that gets stuck in between thus its hard to clean them.

Agreed on resolutions. We need at least 1366x768 nowadays. A phone gets more resolution at smaller screen so why can't these netbooks? I know costs comes into play but if phone could keep the cost down, with the touchscreen included so why can't these netbooks?
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#7
Mussels
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phones actually cost a lot more than these netbooks, look at an iphone 4 out of contract compared to a netbook - and then they make their money back on apps, which note/netbook manufs dont.


i spent $600 on a laptop recently and it came with 1366x768, and i think that is the minimum anyone should want. my 7" netbook has 1024x600 res, and its too small for most things - web browsing is barely acceptable due to most sites being optimised for 1024x768
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#8
kupo kupo
by: xaira
why is everybody complaining, to me acer makes some of the most well thought out products, except for the microscopic vent they put on the 10.1 inch netbooks...the keyboard is fine to me...for a 10.1 inch 1024x600 and 720p will have NO noticable difference what so ever

but where's the 802.11ac?

using an acer lappy right now BTW
I'd have to politely disagree. Probooks, Thinkpads, and MBPs are well thought out products that set standards for keyboard and display quality. Acer mobile products........ not so much.
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#9
radarblade
This reminds me of the original Aspire One. Sluggish as hell! Hopefully this would be faster (which it is obviously) and as far as I have seen in benchmarks it comes pretty equivalent in terms of processing to a 3.73 GHz Pentium 4.
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