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Acer Aspire One D250 review

Verdict

Google's Android OS provides a disappointing distraction from an otherwise average netbook

Review Date: 22 Oct 2009

Reviewed By: Sasha Muller

Price when reviewed: £260 (£299 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
3 stars out of 6

Features & Design
4 stars out of 6

Value for Money
4 stars out of 6

Performance
2 stars out of 6

Details
Part Code S2.S730D.001
Review Date 22 Oct 2009
Price ex VAT £260
Price inc VAT £299
Overall rating 3 stars out of 6
Features & Design 4 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6
Performance 2 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 1 yr return to base
Physical specifications
Dimensions 259 x 184 x 33mm (WDH)
Weight 1.240kg
Travelling weight 1.5kg
Processor and memory
Processor Intel Atom N270
Motherboard chipset Intel 945GSE Express
RAM capacity 1.00GB
Memory type DDR2
SODIMM sockets free 0
SODIMM sockets total 1
Screen and video
Screen size 10.1in
Resolution screen horizontal 1,024
Resolution screen vertical 600
Resolution 1024 x 600
Graphics chipset Intel GMA 950
Graphics card RAM 128MB
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 1
HDMI outputs 0
S-Video outputs 0
DVI-I outputs 0
DVI-D outputs 0
DisplayPort outputs 0
Drives
Capacity 250GB
Hard disk usable capacity 233GB
Spindle speed 5,400RPM
Internal disk interface SATA/300
Hard disk Hitachi HTS545025B9A300
Optical disc technology None
Optical drive N/A
Battery capacity 4,400mAh
Replacement battery price inc VAT £0
Networking
Wired adapter speed 100Mbits/sec
802.11a support no
802.11b support yes
802.11g support yes
802.11 draft-n support no
Integrated 3G adapter no
Bluetooth support yes
Other Features
Wireless hardware on/off switch yes
Wireless key-combination switch no
Modem no
ExpressCard34 slots 0
ExpressCard54 slots 0
PC Card slots 0
USB ports (downstream) 3
PS/2 mouse port no
9-pin serial ports 0
Parallel ports 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 0
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0
3.5mm audio jacks 2
SD card reader yes
Memory Stick reader yes
MMC (multimedia card) reader yes
Smart Media reader yes
Compact Flash reader no
xD-card reader yes
Pointing device type Touchpad
Audio chipset Realtek HD Audio
Speaker location Front edge
Hardware volume control? no
Integrated microphone? yes
Integrated webcam? yes
Camera megapixel rating 0.3mp
TPM no
Fingerprint reader no
Smartcard reader no
Carry case no
Operating system and software
Operating system Windows 7 Starter
OS family Windows 7
Battery and performance tests
Battery life, light use 7hr 57min
Battery life, heavy use 3hr 42min
Overall application benchmark score 0.30
Office application benchmark score 0.34
2D graphics application benchmark score 0.30
Encoding application benchmark score 0.29
Multitasking application benchmark score 0.28
3D performance (crysis) low settings Fail
3D performance setting Fail
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User comments

Market isn't the end of the world..

There are plenty of alternatives, like AndAppStore.com, which can provide apps for Android.

I'm guessing that Acer see Android as a cheaper alternative to splashtop, hence why it's a little feature light.

By Al_Sutton on 24 Oct 2009

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By batteries99 on 11 Nov 2009

They added Insyde Market

Well seeing that lots of people here are caring about the fact that Android Market was not added, i am glad to say that the developers did slap up a new app website JUST for this netbook.

Google Search "INSYDE MARKET" and you'll see it. first result.

ALL free apps working on the ANdroid Netbook.

By milkmandan on 17 Dec 2009

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