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    News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    There's still life left in the trusty-ol' netbook, isn't there?
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    Re: News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    The quoted eight hours of battery life sounds promising, and if the US pre-order price of $280 really does translate to £215 inc. VAT, then the Aspire One D270 could become interesting as a highly-portable companion that isn't as limited as a tablet.
    Nice price. but I suspect that the UK price will be closer to £300!

    Got rid of my Acer netbook when I got an Asus tablet+keyboard dock combo - only things I miss are the larger storage (although having a 32GB uSD card in it and USB connector available handles that nicely) and the ability to choose an OS, (my Acer came with a crappy Linux install, and ended up dual-booting Meego and Ubuntu - either of which were many times better suited).

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    Re: News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    Decent sort of thing for basic needs, kids, oldies, quick on the go sysadmin etc... but I think the only killer feature now missing is an SSD, they would be far better with a small 30-60GB unit, people who need more storage have USB options. It doesn't need to be fast a gen or 2 ago SATA-II with reasonable IOPs would still kill a hard drive and make them seem that much quicker and more responsive - which is where netbooks lose out to tablets.

    Flash prices must be close to this being possible now surely?

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    Re: News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    What a waste of a 320GB hard drive.

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    Re: News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by kingpotnoodle View Post
    Decent sort of thing for basic needs, kids, oldies, quick on the go sysadmin etc... but I think the only killer feature now missing is an SSD, they would be far better with a small 30-60GB unit, people who need more storage have USB options. It doesn't need to be fast a gen or 2 ago SATA-II with reasonable IOPs would still kill a hard drive and make them seem that much quicker and more responsive - which is where netbooks lose out to tablets. Flash prices must be close to this being possible now surely?
    Totally agree - having an SSD would have made more sense (to me at least) for optimising battery life and reducing weight as well on a super-portable device.

    Just checked on Scan and typical price for a laptop 320GB drive seems to be around £60, and the cheapest SATAIII SSD is a 64GB unit at a whole £2 more! So, based on that, eminently do-able.

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    Re: News - Acer Aspire One D270 netbook arrives with 32nm Intel Atom CPU

    Still with the stupid 600 vertical pixels

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