In just over a week CES 2012 will kick off, here we will undoubtedly get to see lots of new smartphones, tablets and laptops etc and today we have some details regarding a new netbook called the Acer Aspire One D270 which is said to make its debut at the show. Note: All of the specs mentioned in this article havn’t been confirmed officially, however they were sourced from NotebookItalia and look pretty legitimate to us.
We don’t have all the details regarding the D270, but we have pretty much everything that’s important, here’s what we know: Firstly and most importantly it rocks one of Intel’s new 32nm Cedar Trail processors – apparently it will feature the Atom N2600, a dual-core chip which boasts two 1600MHz cores, Hyperthreading and a 400MHz embedded graphics core. What’s great about this new architecture is that you get better performance and lower power-consumption than second-gen and first-gen Intel Atom processors.
Other specs we know of include 1GB of RAM, a 320GB hard disk drive, a 10.1-inch display and the choice between a three-cell or six-cell battery. Based on its predecessor (the D260) we expect there to be WiFi b/g/n, a multi-cardreader and a built-in webcam all running on Windows 7 (Starter Edition we presume). Hopefully it will ship with Bluetooth connectivity, HDMI-out, a higher resolution display than last year’s 1024 x 600 output and perhaps the same dual-boot Android / Windows 7 configuration which other Aspire One models have featured.
As promised we also know how much of a dent these models will make in your pocket, the three-cell battery version is said to retail at €250, whilst the six-cell model will cost €269, this equates to roughly $324 and $348 USD respectively. As you would expect we strongly recommend the six-cell option as the price difference is minimal.
Once CES 2012 kicks off we should find out more about this intriguing new netbook, we wonder whether it will feature a refined physical design when compared to the D260, also it will be nice to compare benchmark results to see just how much of a punch the D270 and its Cedar Trail processor packs.
What puts you off the D270 specs? We would like to see an affordable upgrade to 2GB of RAM.
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