Remember netbooks? If you haven't already been bitten by the Ultrabook
bug and don't want to spend upwards of $700 on a higher end machine, next-generation netbooks built around Intel's
Cedar Trail platform are finally starting to trickle out. Acer
was one of the biggest players during the netbook's original run, and the company's all-new Aspire One D270 is now available for pre-order.
Starting at $280, Acer's Aspire One D270 is a 10.1-inch netbook featuring an Intel Atom N2600 processor clocked at 1.6GHz, 1GB of RAM, 320GB hard drive (5400 RPM), Intel GMA 3600 graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, GbE LAN, 0.3MP webcam, HDMI output, three USB 2.0 ports, Windows 7 Starter, and a 6-cell battery good for up to 8 hours of battery life.
That's not a bad setup for the money, and while it's not as sleek or slim as an Ultrabook, at just 2.87 pounds, the D270 hardly tips the scales. As for color options, the D270 is available in Seashell White, Aquamarine, Express Black, and Burgundy Red.