Oct 13 AT 12:26 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

Pre-order your Acer Android netbook

After months of waiting, customers can finally pre-order an Android netbook from Acer. Amazon.com is currently offering the Acer AOD250-1613 for $349.99.

I’ve been waiting to buy a netbook for a long time and this looks like it will be my first purchase. The Acer Aspire dual boots Android and Windows XP so users can quickly jump back and forth between different operating systems.

This netbook will make the perfect companion for any user with an Android phone. On our recent trip to California, we had Clark’s netbook tethered to his T-Mobile myTouch 3G and it saved the day multiple times.

Technical details include:

  • 1.66GHz Intel N280 Atom Processor
  • 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM Single Channel Memory
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), 802.11b/g Wireless
  • 10.1″ WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED Display, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Dual Boot Operating Systems: Android or Windows XP Home, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (5800 mAh)

Pre-order the Acer AOD250 from Amazon.com before they sell out.

The sleekly designed Aspire One AOD250 weighs just 2.79 pounds.

The sleekly designed Aspire One AOD250 weighs just 2.79 pounds.

It is pretty amazing that Acer can offer this Android netbook for $349.99. That price is $100 cheaper than the new T-Mobile Cliq phone which sells for $449.99 with no contract.

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  • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

    Ordered! I love Amazon.

  • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

    Why on earth would I want an Android netbook?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      To hold you over till Chrome OS comes out :)

  • Demio

    Looks interesting! Might buy one for my brother since the price is right !!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/the_real_newman @the_real_newman

    i might have to get one of those. im going to wait for your review

  • sully

    I would love to have one but all of my tech cash will be going towards two new Android phones once Verizon opens the flood gates. I can’t wait till the kids are old enough to want the same things I do for Christmas.

    • Pieter

      it would be like buying yourself gifts!! every Christmas.

  • http://www.yeradis.com Yeradis Barbosa Marrero

    I hope this version use all the disk space , becasu the archos 5 is having problems with this only using few MBs

  • http://yellowrex.com William Furr

    I’d like to see a review of how well Android works in this form factor. Too bad the screen isn’t multitouch, but I bet that would raise the price significantly. Might be something to consider when comparing the Cliq to this.

  • http://schwiz.net schwiz

    Only 1 gig of ram hurts but everything else is decent, plus I would rather have win7 preloaded. Any iffo on what build of android it has and if it has google software?

  • http://www.craiggunderson.com/blog Gunderstorm

    Two things bother me about this.
    Why WinXP and not Win7?What use is Android without a touchscreen?

  • jjwred7

    How long until this thing ships to you Taylor???

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Amazon has yet to provide an estimated delivery date. I will update everyone when I get a ship date.

  • jjwred7

    In that case Taylor, get back over to forum for the begging for the G-Wave invites!!! lol

  • http://alishabdar.com Ali

    If Android works well on a netbook, we can see it competing neck to neck in the tablet market with Windows and Mac.

    But then I’m thinking what about gOS?

  • Chris G

    I have an Aspire One D250 I just bought last week…wonder if I can get this build of Android installed on mine?

  • aijam

    Do they have android market on it?

  • no

    So let me get this straight… An Android netbook costs more than most other netbooks? For what looks like about the same hardware?

    I’m sorry, but Android on a netbook doesn’t even make sense to me. It’s absolutely incredible for a phone, and many other things, but a netbook? Come on. That’s what Ubuntu is for

  • Till

    The question is why would you want any netbook with the same old specs?

    Bring on Pineview already.

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