The once flourishing netbook market has been cannibalized by media tablets to the point that vendors have begun shying away from netbooks, with one of them eschewing the moniker and another exiting the segment altogether. Nevertheless, Intel recently went ahead with the launch of its third-generation Atom processor platform, codenamed Cedar Trail, for netbooks. Among the first wave of Cedar Trail-based netbooks will be a 10.1-incher from Acer, it has now emerged.
The Acer Aspire One D270, a 10.1-inch netbook powered by the 1.6GHz Atom N2600 processor, recently reared its head in a number of online listings first spotted by Notebook Italia. The D270 features 1GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. It comes with Windows 7 Starter Edition pre-installed. In Europe, the price is 250 euros ($324 USD) for the 3-cell model and 269 euros ($348 USD) for the 6-cell SKU. However, a retailer in the U.S. has the 6-cell model listed for $279.99. The D270 is expected to begin shipping sometime during January.