Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One D255-series
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Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook; Portable and Affordable!
21 May 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. Design In terms of aesthetics, the netbook looks pretty neat, especially because of its slim design and light-weight form factor.
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? With more tablets being released weekly, it's anybody's call what the future holds.
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.
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. The Android OS is tempting but ultimately doesn’t really offer enough to get excited about. We’d rather boot straight into Windows 7, which offers much better performance.
Pros: Price, dual core Atom makes it a smooth operator
Cons: Android seems to lack purpose, some build quality complaints