Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire one D250-series
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Acer Aspire One – Review
25 July 2009
Excerpt: These days, it seems that a lot of people looking for a small netbook for their daily activities or just they need a second one for business travels. What if you looking for a laptop for your teenager, college or high school kids? Well, we'll just try to point you in the right direction. (more...)...
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire One is a new release from Quanta Computers. It comes in slender, elegant-looking notebook based on Intel Atom Platform. It has N270 Intel Processor and Intel 82801GB Controller. The 3-cell battery is just enough 3 hours use while the 6 cell lasts up to 7 hours. There is a choice of seashell white and blue sapphire colour.
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
Summary: Despite these shortcomings, the Acer Aspire One is a fine little machine. If you need more hard drive headroom or slightly speedier performance, Lenovo's IdeaPad S10 may be a better choice. But Acer's Aspire One is one of the best category bargains around. Just stay near a power outlet or invest in the extra six-cell battery.
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. A netbook is basically good for common PC tasks such as email, surfing the [...