Wondering just how that Acer Aspire D250 that dual boots Windows 7 and Google Android works? Wonder no more. Pierre at Blogeee managed to get his hands on one, and he’s posted an unboxing video.
The video will make a lot more sense if you happen to speak French. But even if you don’t. you get a good look at the laptop (which looks pretty much like any other Acer Aspire D250) and the boot sequence.
In a nutshell, the laptop boots first into Google Android, which takes just a few seconds to load. From Android, you can get online, load a web browser, and perform some other activities. You can also launch Windows 7 from within Android. There does not appear to be an easy way to boot directly into Windows 7. You have to go through Android first. So if after playing with Android for a while you decide you’re never going to use it, you’re going to either want to suspend or hibernate your computer instead of turning it off to avoid loading Android at boot… or get your hands on a Windows 7 installation disc and wipe Android.
On the other hand, if you decide that Android meets all of your needs and you never want to load Windows 7, you don’t have to. You still end up paying the license fee as part of the price of the laptop, but you don’t have to actually use the software.
You can check out Blogeee’s hands-on video after the break.
via Netbook Choice