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Acer Aspire One AOD255 Dual-Boots Windows XP and Android, Will Cost $375

Acer Aspire One AOD255 Dual-Boots Windows XP and Android, Will Cost $375

Acer's plans for Android haven't been a secret, but we have to say that this little netbook, with just enough of Google's mobile Operating System (OS) on it to seem pretty interesting, is quite the treat. It utilizes Microsoft's Windows XP as the main OS, but then it has the ability to quick boot into Android. You'll be able to achieve this with Acer's configuration manager, which is pre-installed on the system.

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OLPC XO-1.5 HS physical keyboard gets video tested

OLPC XO-1.5 HS physical keyboard gets video tested

We're still waiting to see what the OLPC team make of the Marvell Moby tablet reference platform, but until then we'll make do with the promise of dramatically improved text entry abilities on the current model.  The OLPC XO-1.5 HS (where the "HS" stands for "High School") throws out the membrane keyboard and replaces it with a proper 'board, after the Uruguay government decided they wanted to roll out the netbook to their older students.

Christoph Derndorger from OLPC News managed to grab some hands-on time with the XO-1.5 HS while he was in Asución, and the feedback is good.  Typing is far easier than with the membrane 'board, though OLPC has used a physical keyboard with an unusual arrow key layout; rather than the traditional T-formation, they're all lined up in a single row.

Video demo after the cut

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Samsung N220 Plus Premium Unveiled, Adds Bigger Hard Drive and More RAM

Samsung N220 Plus Premium Unveiled, Adds Bigger Hard Drive and More RAM

The Samsung N220 may not be the highest or fastest selling netbook out there, but it is still a pretty capable machine. Especially if you're in the market for a netbook. And while we're sure that Samsung is more than please with it, that's not stopping them from creating an upgraded model. Keeping a lot of the same features, and yet improving in areas that matter most to some folks out there, the N220 Plus Premium is just another good addition to the Samsung netbook line-up.

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Verizon Samsung N150 netbook packs international 3G

Verizon Samsung N150 netbook packs international 3G

Verizon has outed its latest 3G-enabled netbook, the Samsung N150, which for $49.99 (after a $100 mail-in rebate) and the promise to stay faithful to the carrier for two years, can be yours today.  Toting a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor paired with 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard-drive and both WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, the 10.1-inch N150 has not only EVDO Rev.A 3G support but triband UMTS/HSPA (850/1900/2100) and quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE for use outside of the US.

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