Acer announced this morning that it will offer Windows 7 Starter edition on one of its Aspire One netbooks. The Aspire One D250 has a 10.1" LED-backlit display – the same as current Aspire One units, except for the higher 1,280 x 720 resolution. The device features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 processor and GMA 950 graphics chipset, 2GB of RAM and a 5400RPM 160GB HDD.

The Aspire One D250's remaining specifications include USB, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity, an all-in-one card reader, a webcam, and a multi-touch trackpad. Acer will offer its new netbook in Japan with up to a six-cell battery that provides a maximum life of 7.5 hours.

The company expects to launch its Windows 7-equipped Aspire One D250 parallel with the new operating system's October 22 release date, at a price of ¥46,800 – which is roughly $553.