Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review

Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review - 6/7

One of the new favourites on the block, the Acer AOD250 doesn’t immediately stand out amongst the pack. With a 10.1″ screen, 1024×600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor, 1 GB RAM, and 160GB HDD; you could be forgiven for thinking the AOD250 is just like any ol’ netbook. And it is really, except that its available at an excellent price. At the lowest end of the chain and with a super reasonable price tag, the AOD250 is available for a measly $289. That’s bang for your buck. And the AOD250 with 6 cell battery recently became available for $299.95!
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Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – Top Features

  • Great Design – The AOD250 is a sleek little machine, weighs less than 3 pounds and is thinner than its predecessor – the 150.
  • Display Quality and Webcam – This netbook has an extremely bright monitor, the glossy screen displays colours perfectly, and the image delivered by the webcam is crystal clear.
  • Accomodates ports – Even though its thin, the AOD250 still features a VGA, three USB ports, ethernet and a four-in-one memory card reader apart from the headphone and mic slots.
  • Low price – This is one of the lowest priced netbooks on the market, and it still features mid-range specs. Definitely great value for money.

Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – Drawbacks and things to keep in mind

  • Cramped touchpad – Although the keyboard is comfortable to use, the touchpad is not quite big enough. It works smoothly enough though.
  • Nothing new – This is basically a thinner version of its predecessor, and while we appreciate the few decimal pounds knocked off, they come at a price. Also while the netbook runs fairly well, its not any kind of improvement on the AOD150.

Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review -Ratings

  1. Price and Value for money – 1.0 Star. The AOD250 scores full marks here. Even though it is an average netbook, it comes at a way-below average price.
  2. Speed and Performance – 1.0 Star. You may be surprised to see a full rating, but the AOD250 performs better than most other netbooks with the same specs. Way to go on squeezing all the juice out of this one Acer.
  3. Screen – 1.0 Star. We were very impressed with this netbook’s 10.1″ screen. The screen displays colours excellently, even at awkward viewing angles. A definite winner here.
  4. Keyboard, Touchpad, Useability – 0.5 Star. The keyboard is slightly small even though its quite comfortable to use. The touchpad buttons are crisp, but we’re disappointed with the size.
  5. Portability and Battery Life – 0.75 Star. The 3-cell version of the AOD250 only gives you the bare minimum, but the 6-cell version has a very respectable 6+ hours of battery life.
  6. Looks and Design – 1.0 Star. We loved the AOD150, and we love the AOD250. It features the same glossy black bezel around the screen and weighs only 2.2 lbs! (without the charger)
  7. Connectivity and Extensibility – 0.75 Star. The WiFi is above-average. It features a standard set of ports, which is impressive because of its sleekness.

This gives the Acer Aspire One D250 an overall rating of 6 out of 7 Stars.

Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – Our Recommendation

The Acer Aspire One D250 has a lot of strengths – great monitor, great design and above average performance. It also has some weaknesses, noticeably the undersized touchpad and not-so-great speakers. But its unbeatable when you take into account the price. If you don’t expect top-notch features, and are happy with a netbook that is just perfectly adequate, go and ahead buy the AOD250.

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Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – What have buyers on Amazon said?

Pros:

  1. “It has bluetooth and great wireless reception”
  2. “Dolby headphone technology sounds amazing”
  3. “This is the best little computer I’ve ever owned!!!”
  4. “The big thing for me was being able to install Windows 7. It took it beautifully! No glitches, everything worked perfectly on the first try.”

Cons:

  1. “Glossy finish shows fingerprints”
  2. “Keyboard a little small”
  3. “I initially loaded a lot of programs on it. It seriously slowed down the system.”

You can pick up the AOD250 at amazon for $299.95. (6 cell battery lasting 7.5 hours)

Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – Technical Specifications

  • OS: Windows XP (SP3)
  • CPU: Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Storage Space: 160GB HDD
  • Screen: 10.1 inch  WSVGA CrystalBrite LED display, Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
  • Connectivity: VGA output, 3 USB ports, Ethernet jack, Headphone & microphone slot, 4-in-1 card reader, Bluetooth
  • Battery: 3 cell Li-Ion battery (the 6-cell is available for ONLY $10 more)
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs (with charger)

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