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Acer Aspire One AOD255-2509 10.1-Inch Netbook (1.6 GHz Intel Atom N450 Processor, 1GB DDR2, 160GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter) Diamond Black

by Acer
3.9 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

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  • The new Acer Aspire One AOD255 has a N450 single-core processor from Intel. Engage in online activities easier and longer with up to 4-hours of battery life.
  • 10.1" Acer CrystalBrite LED display (1024 x 600 resolution) provides an optimal web browsing experience for great Internet productivity while on-the-go.
  • The Intel Atom N450 Processor lets you do more and stay mobile longer with better video and system performance as well as low power consumption.
  • Access your email and browse your favorite websites wherever you are with integrated 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED network connection and fast Ethernet LAN.
  • Windows 7 Starter makes the things you do every day easier and with Office Starter 2010, experience new ways to deliver your best work!
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Acer AOD255-2509 comes with these high level Specs. Intel Atom Processor N450, Windows 7 Starter, 10.1" WSVGA LED-backlit Display, Mobile Intel NM10 Express Chipset, Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 1024MB DDR3 Memory, 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Built-In 1.3MP Webcam, Two Built-in Stereo Speakers, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), Up to 4-hours Battery Life, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, 2.43 lbs. | 1.1 kg (system unit only)

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 10.1 inches
Screen Resolution 1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution 1024 x 600 pixels
Processor 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive 160 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel GMA 3150
Chipset Brand Intel
Card Description Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand Name Acer
Series Aspire One
Item model number AOD255-2509
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Starter
Item Weight 2.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.3 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.28 x 10.17 x 0.95 inches
Color Diamond Black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 1
Computer Memory Type DDR2 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 1
Hard Drive Rotational Speed 5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Source AC Adapter
Voltage 230 volts

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3.9 out of 5 stars 69 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #26,280 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,697 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 4.6 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available August 30, 2010

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Color: Diamond Black
I just got this netbook yesterday and it was supposed to be a Christmas present from my boyfriend, but I just couldn't wait to open it. I haven't put it down since!

It's small and compact, and is pretty quick. In the item description, it states that the hard drive is 160 GB. When I got the computer, I read the box and it states that the actual formatted capacity is less and may vary depending on preloaded materials and operating environment. When I actually looked at my computer's hard drive, it was 133 GB. I just wanted to share that because I know that some people will use this for pictures, video and music. I am using it almostly exclusively for surfing the internet, emails, and Microsoft Word.

The keyboard is 93% of a normal sized keyboard. Yesterday it was pretty difficult to type because I wasn't used to it, but today I'm doing a lot better! The only problem with my typing is that I keep forgetting that you can't put your wrists down on the touchpad because that moves the cursor and I end up typing where I don't want to type. I did purchase a wireless mouse, which works great, but unfortunately you cannot disable the touchpad built into the notebook.

The battery life is approximately 4 hours, give or take. I would like to have a 6 cell lithium ion battery instead of the 3 cell, but I don't know if they have 6 cell available for this particular netbook.

The one downside is that you have the choice of small print or medium print. If you choose to use the small print, it is so small that your eyes need to rest after about an hour. Besides that, when on the internet, you cannot read a lot of the words because the letters actually blend into one another. So, I use medium print.
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Color: Diamond Black
This is one of the lightest netbooks around at 2.2lbs (1.03kg = MacBook Air!) for 3-cell configuration. The adapter is very portable and slim at .4lbs (187 grams). It is an elegant, elongated wall wart that plugs into the wall. The plug can even be turned 90 deg to fit your outlet. I think it's the best thing about this Acer product, and they are using it for their newer 11.6" CULVs 1430 and 1830, too. I hope other makers follow this trend and eliminate the thick AC cable at the wall end.

The AOD255 itself is also very thin: at a time when Sony, Dell, and HP gets fat and lazy with 3+lb netbooks that measure 1.2" (3cm) thick, Acer cuts it down to 1" (2.5cm) from front to back (3-cell). At netbook scales, these minute differences in weight and size makes all the difference. To be fair, HP's latest netbooks are lavishly detailed and finished, at the cost of bloated size and weight; the Dell Mini 10 (1018) is passively cooled with only minimal hard drive noise, but looks (and weighs) like it ate the AOD255 for lunch. Toshiba NB500/520 is also needlessly heavy and bulked up, touting Harmon Kardon speaker quality (hint: it's not so good as those speaker grills look). Netbooks makers, Asus (see the EeePC 1018) and Acer excepted, seems to neglect the miniaturization opportunities afforded by the Atom platform. And people wonder why tablets and smartphones are in vogue.

When I bought this I thought it would be the closest I'd get to the VAIO X in terms of portability, a fair compromise at 1/4 the price, and approx. 40% more weight. Why did I want to return it then?

The Fan Noise.

The vent is wider at the bottom of the case, with 3 slits at the top clearly obstructing the airflow, creating a whole lotta turbulence noise, but no wind I can feel.
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Color: Diamond Black
I bought this gift for my wife a couple of weeks ago from another online site.
So far it has been an excellent investment.

Pros: Lightweight, easy to install, faster than Vista. Mine boots in under a minute. Price was excellent. According to some reviews online this is the first Acer Aspire netbook to come out with a dual core Intel Atom processor. It was released in Oct of 2010.

Cons: A little bogged down with pre-installed software. No optical drive (DVD/CD). Initial install setup time is around 20-30 mins, you cannot simply turn it on and use it.

Other Thoughts: Ok, only had it for two weeks now, but will change this if necessary. First I uninstalled Mcafee, Norton, and Office trial. Googled Windows 7 apps, read reviews and installed: Google Chrome Browser, AbiWord, Gnumeric Spreadsheet, VLC Media Player, Panda Antivirus,, 7 zip, foxit pdf reader. These programs were recommended for a faster experience on Windows 7 Starter and they certainly deliver. Using Chrome is comfortable and fast. Foxit is faster than Adobe. Also consider installing enhancemyse7ven to keep your new pc optimized. This pc is still new but it seems reliable so far. It's probably as fast as XP which came out 8 years ago. The battery seems to last long. It boots up in about 57 seconds (at least mine does). I originally was going to install a Linux OS like Ubuntu but after seeing how well Win 7 starter was working, I decided to keep it. If anything changes I will update this review.
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Color: Diamond Black
Good Points:

* Minimal Bloatware. Other than the usual games you don't want and the MS Office offer, there isn't much to remove. Thank you, Acer.
* Decent construction, nothing spectacular. Typical netbook plastic but it does seem strong.
* Screen can literally lay flat. Many consider this an advantage although I don't see why.
* Bright screen that's easy to read.
* Dead on wireless that never dropped lower than 65% at 60 feet from my wireless router. Always stayed strong and located some signals I didn't know in the area.
* DDR3 RAM instead of DDR2 and it does make a difference, albeit minimal.
* For a 10 inch screen I don't have to scroll as much as I thought. Resolution is just about right.
* Where's the power brick? It's built in to the plug wall connector instead of dangling halfway down the cord. Nice design!
* Extra long power cord is a nice touch. It's even longer than my Lenovo cord.
* This puppy can't weigh much more than 3 pounds fully loaded with battery.
* Can hit 4 hours on battery (but see notes below). Adding a 6 cell battery allegedly can jump it to 8 to 10 hours but costs an additional $80.
* Watching videos is not a problem. Decent video card for Atom.
* Comes installed with Netflix trial, New York Times reader, Barnes and Noble reader and EBay. B&N didn't work and I uninstalled EBay but the other two are just fine.
* MS Office Starter is there and that's all I need. No reason to pay for the full blown program when all I use is Word. I'll live with the ads.
* McAfee Internet package is pre-installed and requires no intervention. Whether that is good or bad is questionable, but it does save the hassle of having to install the trial.
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