Acer has unveiled a new version of its Aspire One netbook running Windows 7 and plans to put it on sale simultaneously with the new operating system's debut next week.

The Aspire One D250 has a 10.1-inch screen, which is the same size as current Aspire One computers but the resolution has been increased to 1,280 pixels by 720 pixels. The computer features a 1.66GHz version of Intel's Atom N280 processor and a 160GB hard-disk drive.

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The basic battery will last up to 3.5 hours, but Acer will offer an optional long-life battery that can run as long as 7.5 hours.

In Japan, the Aspire One will ship on October 22 with Windows 7 Starter edition and cost ¥46,800 (£350). A prices and launch date for the UK was not immediately available.

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