Aspire One D270 2 Acers first Atom N2600 netbook goes on sale

Although Intel's new mobile Atom processors were announced at the very end of last year, retail availability of netbooks based on the new processors was meant to start by mid-January, but it's taken Acer until now to get its first product out in the market. The Aspire One D270 is not as you might be forgiven to think; sporting an Atom D2700, but rather it has Intel's entry level mobile Atom N2600 under the hood.

Although Intel's new mobile Atom processors were announced at the very end of last year, retail availability of netbooks based on the new processors was meant to start by mid-January, but it's taken Acer until now to get its first product out in the market. The Aspire One D270 is not as you might be forgiven to think; sporting an Atom D2700, but rather it has Intel's entry level mobile Atom N2600 under the hood.

Aspire One D270 1 Acers first Atom N2600 netbook goes on sale

Besides the CPU upgrade, the only really interesting thing on offer is the fact that Acer has kitted out the D270 with an HDMI port which means that it can be used for watching content on a large screen display. Everything else about the D270 is typically netbook, as you get a measly 1GB of RAM – do note that the N2600 only supports up to 2GB unlike the other Cedar Trail models – a 320GB hard drive, larger than in the past, but hardly mind blowing and a typical 1024×600 resolution 10.1-inch netbook screen.

Aspire One D270 3 Acers first Atom N2600 netbook goes on sale

You do of course get luxuries like a webcam – Acer didn't bother to specify what kind – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100Mbit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports, a D-sub connector, a memory card reader and a pair of audio jacks. The only good news is that Acer does at least include a 6-cell battery pack that is rated at up to 8h of usage; something of a bonus considering so many netbooks recently has shipped with 3-cell battery packs.

Aspire One D270 4 Acers first Atom N2600 netbook goes on sale

The 1.3kg Aspire One D270 isn't exactly impressing in terms of specifications, but it has one redeeming feature and that's is the price. Acer US is listing it for a mere US$279.99 (S$350) which makes it one the cheapest netbooks to date made by one of the large brand name notebook manufacturers. Did we mention that it comes in a choice of black, blue, silver or red?

Source: Acer