Acer Aspire One D250 review
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)
Features & Design
Value for Money
|Review Date||22 Oct 2009|
|Price ex VAT||£260|
|Price inc VAT||£299|
|Features & Design|
|Value for Money|
|Warranty||1 yr return to base|
|Dimensions||259 x 184 x 33mm (WDH)|
|Processor and memory|
|Processor||Intel Atom N270|
|Motherboard chipset||Intel 945GSE Express|
|SODIMM sockets free||0|
|SODIMM sockets total||1|
|Screen and video|
|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|
|Hard disk usable capacity||233GB|
|Internal disk interface||SATA/300|
|Hard disk||Hitachi HTS545025B9A300|
|Optical disc technology||None|
|Replacement battery price inc VAT||£0|
|Wired adapter speed||100Mbits/sec|
|802.11 draft-n support|
|Integrated 3G adapter|
|Wireless hardware on/off switch|
|Wireless key-combination switch|
|PC Card slots||0|
|USB ports (downstream)||3|
|PS/2 mouse port|
|9-pin serial ports||0|
|Optical S/PDIF audio output ports||0|
|Electrical S/PDIF audio ports||0|
|3.5mm audio jacks||2|
|SD card reader|
|Memory Stick reader|
|MMC (multimedia card) reader|
|Smart Media reader|
|Compact Flash reader|
|Pointing device type||Touchpad|
|Audio chipset||Realtek HD Audio|
|Speaker location||Front edge|
|Hardware volume control?|
|Camera megapixel rating||0.3mp|
|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|
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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