Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire one D250-series
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Acer Aspire One
3 June 2009
Conclusion: Since it first debuted, the One has added several options like a 10-inch screen, numerous hard drive choices, and a 6-cell battery, while keeping its price competitive with the rest of the field.
Pros: Very inexpensive. Multiple storage options. Six-cell battery available. Intuitive Linux interface. Second SD slot for storage expansion. Intel Atom platform.
Cons: Mouse buttons are adjacent to the touchpad. Keyboard is smaller than the competition.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire One is a magnificent machine with only a few minor downsides. If you’re concerned about the lack of upgrade capabilities on the netbook, the massive Aspire One fanbase will be able to help you out. Several user-made applications have been developed by users to eliminate some problems specific to the Aspire One. One particularly notable bit of freeware is a program designed specifically to reduce fan noise from the machine, available here .
Pros: Has one of the better keyboards out there, Display is bright and usable, Sufficiently powered for everyday tasks, Looks great!, Decently priced: Now $350 at Best Buy
Cons: No on-board bluetooth; you have to buy your own USB bluetooth adapter, Shipped SSDs have been criticized for slow speeds, RAM socket inaccessible unless you disassemble the machine; that means adding RAM is immensely difficult, Some minor glare issues with the display
Excerpt: Acer is yet another laptop manufacturer fired up with the Netbook craze. Acer calls their version the Aspire One. Like the MSI Wind and the higher-end ASUS EeePC, this one too runs on the all new power saving Intel Atom processor — the 1.6 GHz N270. The Aspire One we received had a 120 GB hard drive, a three cell battery and a 9-inch screen. In terms of size, it is the smallest of all the Netbooks we’ve seen, but not by a lot.
Summary: The Acer Aspire One comes in many flavours and the Linux version is easily the cheapest of all the Netbooks. At Rs 20,999, the one we reviewied - the 9-inch one with a 3-cell battery and a 120 GB hard drive makes excellent sense. Overall, this is an impressively put together Netbook, and is well worth the price tag.
Excerpt: You can’t escape the buzz about “netbooks” these days. For the uninitiated, a netbook is the term being given to laptops that have a 10-inch screen size or less, a weight of under 3lbs and a price tag of around $400.
Excerpt: Here's another one of those cheap as chips notebooks, fondled here by Kat and Dan. The Acer Aspire picks up where the eeePC left off last week, and by all accounts, it's worth every one of the 23,500 pennies it costs. Oh ok, it's Friday, I won't make you do the maths. That's £235. Like that?
Summary: The electronic ink had barely gone cold on our review of the Aspire D150 when Acer sent us a new version that looks startingly similar. The D250 has the same rich and colourful 10in screen, the same dashes of bright plastic on the hinges and the same robust if unexciting and slightly small keyboard. What, then, is new enough to justify yet another netbook release?
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