Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review - 6/7
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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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)
- 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.
Acer Aspire One D250 Netbook Review – What have buyers on Amazon said?
- “It has bluetooth and great wireless reception”
- “Dolby headphone technology sounds amazing”
- “This is the best little computer I’ve ever owned!!!”
- “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.”
- “Glossy finish shows fingerprints”
- “Keyboard a little small”
- “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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