Conclusion: While not without its limitations, the Acer Aspire One D255 is a capable system that will meet the needs of many users at a fraction of the cost, size, and weight of a full-sized laptop PC. But do its price and capabilities keep it competitive against tablets?
Summary: Dual high-flyer. Dual core is moving into Netbooks. That the battery run times don't shorten as a result, and instead increase is shown by our tested device. Why the mobility nevertheless casts a shadow can be discovered in this review.
Pros: Good battery life, Low weight, Space saving and light power adapter, Low power consumption, Quiet hard drive, Low heat emission, Acceptable processing speed, Low weight and power consumption.
Cons: Reflective TFT, Weak contrast, Display too dark, Low resolution, Bad input devices, Cooling fan permanently active, Few interfaces, RAM & HDD difficult to change, A non-reflective and brighter display would be important for use outdoors on sunny days.
Excerpt: This low-cost netbook stands out for its dual-core CPU, though the speed boost over a single-core chip isn't huge. Still, it's a good choice for those who need to squeak out a little more performance within a very tight budget.
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire One D255 (price not yet announced) is Acer's first dual-core netbook, and one of the first 10-inchers anywhere to use Intel's new Atom N550 processor. The netbook's benchmark performance is moderately better than single-core competitors.
Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook; Portable and Affordable!
25 February 2011
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire One D255 netbooks come in dual-core and single-core CPU variants. Today we have the latter with us, which offers everything that a good entry-level netbook should and the best part is, it carries an amazing price tag. Let’s see what it’s got.
Conclusion: The Acer Aspire One D255 isn’t the best looking netbook out there, but like Acer netbooks we’ve seen in the past, it does incorporate some of the newest hardware at a price that’s hard to beat. The partnering of Android with Windows 7 still doesn’t appeal to us.
Pros: Price, dual core Atom makes it a smooth operator
Cons: Android seems to lack purpose, some build quality complaints