Press release or no, a new netbook has shown up as available for order online, and this time it is an Aspire One model that was created by Acer and built around the Atom D550 central processing unit, Intel's new dual-core which has a frequency of 1.5GHz.
The new CPU from the Santa Clara, California-based company was revealed just days ago and is meant to raise the performance standard in the segment of entry-level laptops.
The device that Acer has now completed is a netbook whose outer design is, more or less, unusual, while its specifications are arguably somewhat less than unpredictable.
At the center of the configuration lies, as already mentioned, the 1.5GHz dual-core Atom N550 CPU.
This chip is backed up by 1GB of RAM and is paired with the GMA (Graphics Media Accelerator) 3150 integrated graphics.
Storage needs are catered to by the hard disk drive of 250GB, as well as the SD and MMC card readers.
What's more, the company threw in all the necessary connectivity and I/O options, such as 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, USB 2.0 ports, 10/100 Ethernet and a multi-gesture touchpad.
Finally, Acer provided a 6-cell battery capable of keeping the entire machine operational for a period of up to 8 hours.
The newcomer is pre-loaded with the Windows 7 Starter operating system and is already available, in four color options no less, namely Red, Black, Aquamarine and Sandstone.
Those interested in acquiring an Acer Aspire One D225 entry-level mobile personal computer, and willing to part with $399, may check out the listings here.