Acer, one of the world's leading vendors of small-sized, portable netbook systems, has decided to change its policy for the growing market of netbooks. The company has so far released a number of new systems, providing users with several choices in terms of performance and overall configuration. One of the newly launched models, the Aspire One D250
comes as a follow-up to the previously introduced D150, Acer's first 10-inch netbook. On that note, it has just been made available in the Philippines for about the same as the D150.
The difference between the two is hardly noticeable, as the D250 has been designed as a thinner, higher-performance version of Acer's first 10-inch netbook. It packs a rather similar overall design, but it is powered by Intel's more recent and slightly better Atom N280 processor. Aside from that, users will be faced with the same 1GB of RAM memory, a 160GB hard drive capacity, 10-inch 1024x600 WSVGA display, integrated WiFi b/g, 0.3 MP webcam and optional Bluetooth. Fortunately, the new Aspire One D250 has support for up to 2GB of memory and an optional tri-band or quad-band UMTS/HSPA modems.
According to the details made available by electronicpulp, the netbook will eventually replace Acer's first 10-inch Aspire One model, as the company decided to sell the new D250 for roughly the same as the D150, namely 23,995 Pesos (US$510). Although the D250 offers slightly better specifications, it can also be equipped with the more familiar Atom 270, which will likely reduce the overall price by some amount.
Acer's netbook line for 2009 has noticeably expanded, as the company recorded a noteworthy success last year with its only netbook, the 9-inch Aspire One. The new line includes the Aspire One 531, Pro 531, D250 and 751, which are yet to become available worldwide.