The dual core Intel Atom N550 netbooks are coming thick and fast now, and the latest model to be announced is the Acer Aspire One D225.

Now, if you don't want to dance the dual-core dance, you can instead opt for the old N450 - but you're a Pocket-lint reader and therefore a forward thinker, so there's no chance of that.

The N550 is a 10.1-inch netbook with a 1024 x 600 display. As well as the dual-core chip, you've also got DDR3 RAM and an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, that supports Microsoft DirectX 9.

You'll get 250GB of HDD space to store all of your media, and transferring to and from it shouldn't be a problem with Bluetooth 3.0 as an option.

Connectivity is taken care of by Wi-Fi and 3G (again, optional) and you'll also find a webcam and fast Ethernet on board too.

You'll get up to 8 hours of battery life and the Aspire One D255 comes with the Acer MiniGo adapter that has a wall mount design and is a third lighter than typical adapters; saving a third on charging time.

Available from November in four colours: black, red, brown, or white; prices start from £229, although you're looking at a minimum of £279 for the N550 model.

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