Acer Aspire ONE D255

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Acer Aspire ONE D255

Get fantastic mobile connectivity in just the shade that suits you with the 10.1" Aspire One D255. The design is stylish and ultra-thin. Get online an...

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published 30/03/2012 | happysh2009
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"A Portable and Stylish Netbook Keeps Freezing"

Acer is a multinational information technology and electronics corporation. Its products include desktop and laptop PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones, peripherals and e-business services, etc. headquartered in Taiwan Acer is the fourth largest PC maker in the world. The one I’m writing about is a netbook made by Acer, given the full name, Acer Aspire One D255.

Packaging:

Acer Aspire One D255 is packed in a small recycled box and easy to open. There is a picture of the netbook on the front box. Inside the box there are a netbook, a charger and a quick start guide. The netbook has 5 options of colours: black, red, pink, green and blue.

Main Technical Details and Features:

Screen size: 10.1" LED LCD (1024x600).
Weight: 1.25kg.
Battery: 6-cell Li-ion battery
Battery life: 8 hours
Product Features: Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.66GHz, 512KB cache), 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 2-in-1 card reader, Windows 7® Starter 32-bit.

Price and Availability:

In the UK you can buy Acer Aspire One D255 from many retailers including Amazon, PC World, Currys, just to name a few. You will find prices vary considerably. As a guide the current price is £349 at Amazon UK website.

My experience:

I bought my Acer Aspire One D255 on December 2010 for my Caribbean holiday in Samana and I paid £229. Now I have been using the netbook for one and half years and it is my third Acer product. However I’m not satisfied with the performance of Acer Aspire One D255.

What I like:

My first impression of this machine is that it is well made. It looks quite attractive with the red body. The screen is not big but you don’t feel cramped. The keyboard is well designed and very responsive. I don’t feel tired even I type for long time. It’s just 1.25 kg, so I can take it easily go around. The wireless connection works very well too. Acer Aspire One D255 has a webcam so I can keep in vision touch with my friends and families when I travel abroad.

What I dislike:

First, the battery life is not last for 8 hours. I suppose it is only for 5 or 6 hours. Second, I listen to BBC news on it and I feel the sound is terrible. Last but not least there seems something wrong with the touch pad. Every time I use the touch pad the machine shuts down without any problem. When I use my Logitech wireless mouse this kind of things rarely happens.

Conclusion:

All in all I’m not very satisfied with my Acer Aspire One D255 and would not recommend it to anyone who wants a high quality netbook at a reasonable price.

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  • RICHADA published 26/04/2012
    A great pity because our Acer laptop has been....wel, ace! R.
  • Jake_Speed published 12/04/2012
    This sounds like it could have been a lot better.
  • JasonJRogers published 03/04/2012
    Great Review!
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Product Information : Acer Aspire ONE D255

Manufacturer's product description

Get fantastic mobile connectivity in just the shade that suits you with the 10.1" Aspire One D255. The design is stylish and ultra-thin. Get online anywhere you get a cell phone signal. Smart usability and easy "carry-ability" make this netbook ideal for everyday computing on the go.

Product Details

Product Description: Acer Aspire ONE D255 - 10.1" - Atom N550 - Windows 7 Starter - 1 GB RAM - 250 GB HDD

Product Type: Netbook

Operating System: Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter / Android 2.1 Dual Load, Windows 7 Starter / Android Dual Load

Processor: Intel Atom N550 / 1.5 GHz / 1 MB Cache, Intel Atom N450 / 1.66 GHz / 512 KB Cache

Memory: 1 GB DDR3, 1 GB DDR2

Storage: 250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 250 GB HDD

Display: 10.1" LED backlight CineCrystal 1024 x 600 / WSVGA, 10.1" LED backlight 1024 x 600 / WSVGA

Graphics: Intel GMA 3150

Networking: 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS , 10/100 Ethernet

Battery: 6-cell - up to 8 hours, 3-cell - up to 4 hours

Colour: Sandstone brown, Diamond black, Brown, Ruby Red, Seashell white

Dimensions (WxDxH): 25.9 cm x 18.5 cm x 2.4 cm

Weight: 1.25 kg

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Localisation: United States, United Kingdom

General

MPN: LU.SEU0D.090, LU.SDE0D.093, LU.SDN0D.045, LU.SDN0D.010, LU.SDE0D.045, LU.SDQ0D.014, LU.SDG0D.011, LU.SDP0D.021, LU.SDJ0D.019, LU.SDR0D.023, LU.SDK0D.021

Product Type: Netbook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Microsoft Windows 7 Starter / Google Android 2.1 Dual Load, Microsoft Windows 7 Starter / Google Android Dual Load

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Atom N550 / 1.5 GHz, Intel Atom N450 / 1.66 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 1 MB, L2 - 512 KB

Chipset: Intel NM10 Express

Features: Hyper-Threading Technology

64-bit Computing: Yes

Memory

RAM: 1 GB ( 1 x 1 GB )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR3 SDRAM, DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 1066 MHz / PC3-8500, 667 MHz / PC2-5300

Form Factor: SO DIMM 204-pin, SO DIMM 200-pin

Slots Qty: 1

Empty Slots:

Storage

Main Storage: 250 GB HDD / 5400 rpm, 250 GB HDD

Interface: SATA 3 Gb/s, SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Display

Type: 10.1"

LCD Backlight Technology: LED backlight

Resolution: 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Features: CineCrystal

Colour Support: 16.7 million colours

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 3150

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0

Camera: Integrated webcam

Sound: Speaker , microphone

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio, DirectSound

Resolution (MP): 1.3 Megapixel

Resolution: 640 x 480, 1280 x 1024

Input

Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Features: Multi-gesture touch pad, Acer FineTip keyboard

Communications

Wireless: 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS

Wireless Controller: Acer InviLink Nplify

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet

Features: Acer SignalUp

Battery

Technology: 6-cell Lithium Ion, 3-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 4400 mAh

Run Time: Up to 8 hours, Up to 4 hours

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Output: 40 Watt

Connections & Expansion

Interfaces: 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ VGA ¦ LAN ¦ Headphone output ¦ Microphone input

Memory Card Reader: Yes ( SD Card, MultiMediaCard )

Software

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Software Included: Adobe Acrobat Reader, Google Toolbar, Adobe Flash Player, Skype, Windows Live Essentials, Acer ePower Management, Acer Assist, EgisTec MyWinLocker, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, Norton Online Backup, Microsoft Silverlight, McAfee Internet Security Suite (Trial), Acer Crystal Eye, Acer Video Conference Manager, eSobi, Acer eRecovery Management, Acer Identity Card, Acer Registration, Acer Updater, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Android Instant-On (OEM)

Miscellaneous

Colour: Sandstone brown, Diamond black, Brown, Ruby Red, Seashell white

Included Accessories: Power adapter

Compliant Standards: RoHS, WEEE, PSE Mark

Localization: United States, United Kingdom

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 25.9 cm

Depth: 18.5 cm

Height: 2.4 cm

Weight: 1.25 kg

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Traveller warranty - 1 year

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