Acer's Color-Bursting, Boundary-Breaking Netbook: AOD270
A limited edition of Acer's sensational new netbook has arrived in the Philippines, and it's set to bring a splash of color in a notebook market otherwise dulled by plain, uninspired offerings.
The Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival—a sleek 10.1-inch notebook computer incorporating the next-generation Intel® Atom™ processor-based Cedar Trail platform and a bold, color-bursting new design—was announced by tech pioneer Acer as a celebration of today's best in style and technology. It includes the ever-reliable Genuine Windows® 7Home Basic 32-bit , the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3650, a motif-matching multi-gesture touchpad, and a valuable set of anytime-anywhere connectivity options.Bursting with joy
By its looks alone, one can tell that the new Aspire One D270, available only for a limited time, is no ordinary netbook. It sports a head-turning cover design inspired by the bright, joyful shapes and shades of balloons, and by Acer's stunning imagination of a mobile-driven lifestyle soaring at will. The laptop feels pretty extraordinary, too: true to its form, the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival delivers incredible portability, with a slim, lightweight chassis that's no bigger than a magazine and weighs less than a six-pack of Coke.
At the center of this beautiful frame is a bright and vivid 10.1-inch LED-backlit screen. It's an energy-saving screen—engineered to consume less power and generate more savings—but with an impressive resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels and the enhanced graphics performance of the integrated Intel® GMA 3650, it's also more than capable of displaying users' favorite photos and videos to perfection. Meanwhile, for those who wish to connect the laptop to an even bigger, wider screen—an HDTV, say, or a desktop monitor—a single-cable HDMI port with HDCP support is also built-in.
If the Aspire One D270 is easy to look at, it's even easier to use. The fully loaded netbook is packed with the power of Intel's brand new Cedar Trail platform (1.86GHz Intel® Atom™ N2800), which works smoothly and efficiently within the familiar Windows® 7 operating environment. There's also a convenient 320GB hard disk drive as well as 2GB of DDR3 system memory for storing documents, multimedia files, applications, and other all-important data. An intelligently designed keyboard (measuring 93% of a full-sized one) and a multi-gesture touchpad, meanwhile, combine to give users total control as they type, touch, and track.
Indeed, the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival brings to its users an experience of pure joy. It's an experience that lasts, too: the energy-efficient battery packs enough juice to last up to 8 hours on a single charge, while a slim Acer MiniGo AC adapter that's 40% lighter than previous-generation 30W adapters ensures optimal mobility for users who are always on the go.Full range of connectivity solutions
Always keen to break the barriers between people and technology, Acer equipped the limited-edition Aspire One D270 with a full range of connectivity solutions. This includes the Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi-certified technology, which is designed to increase transfer speeds while reducing dead spots and dropped connections. Browsing the Web, managing E-mails, streaming YouTube videos, or staying up-to-date with one's social networks is therefore faster and easier than ever with the Aspire One D270.
The rest of its impressive hardware set—three USB ports, a multi-in-1 card reader, a Fast Ethernet port, and a VGA port—puts the laptop even farther ahead of its similarly-sized counterparts. A built-in webcam and a set of stereo speakers are also included for those who wish to connect with friends, family, and loved ones through Internet video calls and instant messaging (IM) applications. The preinstalled Acer Video Conference Manager, meanwhile, provides additional functionality by enhancing the quality of video conferences and enabling on-the-spot sharing of photos, documents, and screens. For users who seek an even wider set of connectivity options, Aspire One D270 models comes with the latest Bluetooth 4.0®.
The gorgeous design of Acer's new limited-edition offering should be enough to capture the attention of netbook users wanting to stand out, but the Aspire One D270 Balloon Carnival also happens to work as incredibly as it looks. And while the availability of this portable 10.1-inch powerhouse may be limited, the number of possibilities that it brings is most certainly not.