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Acer Aspire One AOD255-2691 10.1-Inch Netbook (Diamond Black)

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  • The new Acer Aspire One AOD255 brings the power of dual-core performance to a Netbook with next generation Intel Atom processing power. 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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Product Information

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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor2.1 GHz Intel Atom N450
RAM1 GB DDR2
Memory Speed 667 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel Graphics Media 3150
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator3150
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberAOD255-2691
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.28 x 10.17 x 0.95 inches
Color Diamond Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage240 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB0041K3CGO
Best Sellers Rank #11,817 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.2 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 10, 2010
  
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Amazon.com Product Description

Get fantastic mobile connectivity with the Acer Aspire One D255 in diamond black (model AOD255-2691), which features an ultra-thin design that travels light. Combining the power of the Intel Atom N450 processor and NM10 Express chipset with a 3-cell battery, you'll enjoy up to 4 hours of battery life on the go.

Aspire One D255 in diamond black
The Acer Aspire One D255 in diamond black.
4 hours of battery power

You'll be able to easily video chat wherever you roam thanks to the Crystal Eye webcam integrated into the LCD's bezel, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images even in low-light situations. And the built-in digital microphone delivers superior voice quality keeping background noise level low and minimizing echoes. Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the multi-gesture touchpad for an intuitive navigation to view web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

The attention-grabbing Aspire One D255 is only 1-inch thin and weighs just under 2-1/2 pounds. The 93-percent standard size keyboard with bigger keys enables easy typing wherever you are. And the 10.1-inch Acer CrystalBrite LED display (1024 x 600 pixels) provides an optimal Web browsing experience for great Internet productivity while on-the-go.

A 1.3-megapixel HD webcam with integrated digital microphone deliver smooth video and superior voice quality so you can maintain in contact wherever you are by means of real-time chat. Other features include 250 GB of hard drive storage, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, three USB ports, and a multi-format memory card reader. Charge up using the Acer MiniGo AC adapter, which is 34 percent lighter than typical adapters.

Aspire One D255 Atom powered
The AOD255 pairs an energy-efficient Intel Atom processor with a 3-cell battery for up to 4 hours of power.

 

Aspire One D255 multi-gesture

This Aspire One comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

Key Features

  • Up to 4 hours of battery life with included 3-cell battery (4400 mAh)
  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit CrystalBrite screen (1024 x 600 resolution)
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor (512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) combines performance and energy efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
  • Multi-gesture Touchpad for circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, and page flip. (Learn more)
  • 250 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 1 GB DDR2 RAM (667 MHz; 1 GB maximum with Windows 7 Starter)
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 video processor with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support
  • 1.3-megapixel Crystal Eye webcam with a built-in digital microphone that helps keep background noise levels low and minimizes echoes. Acer Video Conference Manager software supports 1280 x 1024 resolution online video calls.
  • 84-key FineTip keyboard, 93 percent of standard-size
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers). This laptop uses Acer InviLink Nplify technology that enables multi-stream input or output for faster and more reliable bandwidth, and it also offers Acer SignalUp technology for enhanced antenna efficiency.
  • Three USB 2.0 ports
  • Multi-in-1 memory card reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC) as well as miniSD and microSD cards (with optional adapter)
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • VGA video output
  • Stereo speakers
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system (Learn more)
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.43 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty
  • Energy Star certified

What's in the Box

This package contains the Acer Aspire One AOD255-2691 netbook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 40-watt MiniGo AC adapter, and operating instructions

It also comes with the following software:

McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version); Norton Online Backup; Acer Recovery Management; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (reduced-functionality and advertising; Office 2010 product key can be purchased to activate preloaded suite)
Acer multi-gesture trackpad

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The Acer Multi-Gesture Touchpad

A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.

Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter makes small notebook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do -- less waiting, less clicking, and less hassle connecting to networks.  Windows 7 Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.  Some features include:
  • Features like Jump Lists, Pin, Snap, and Windows Search all make using a small notebook PC simple and easy
  • Joining home networks with other PCs running Windows 7 is easy and simple
  • Connecting to printers and devices is easier than ever
  • Supports the latest hardware and software
  • Internet Explorer 8 improves the safety of web browsing

Product Description

Acer AOD255-2691 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, 250GB 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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It is very light weight.
Ocean_Faith
I've had this little netbook for about a week now, and it is exactly right for our purposes: email, browsing, YouTube, MiniClip games, and word processing.
Karen Baker
Windows 7 starter is kind of stupid as you cannot even change the background on this machine.
Deimos

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Karen Baker VINE VOICE on October 14, 2010
Color Name: Ruby Red Verified Purchase
I've had this little netbook for about a week now, and it is exactly right for our purposes: email, browsing, YouTube, MiniClip games, and word processing. It comes with Office 2010 starter (just word and excel) which is all we need. I'm not a techie and have no specifics to share, but this thing just WORKS. Right out of the box, you spend 10 minutes setting up, charge it up, and go. The first time you use Office you need to install it. I followed the recommendation of some other reviewers and (1) uninstalled some bloatware it came with (Acer games, NY Times Reader) and (2) installed Chrome and made it the default browser. IE was taking forever to load anything, but Chrome is much lighter and works perfectly. And the wireless is impressive-- it works even way down the long narrow hallway in my thick-brick-walls 1850's apartment building from where the router is placed-- our old Vaio couldn't handle it. The red is a nice warm cranberry/barn red shade-- a little pizzaz but it doesn't look like a toy. It's very light. It has no disk drive, but I see here on Amazon that inexpensive external ones are easy to find.

Two small gripes: (1) battery life is pretty short. Three hours at the most. It does charge up quickly though. (2) The keys are that sort of 'mushroom' format, they look just made for crumbs to sneak under and get stuck, and with kids in the house I feel the need to be protective. But obviously I need to do that anyway. And for less than $300 we won't be devastated even if the worst happens. Overall I could not be more pleased with this purchase!

I recommend the HP Mini case to go with this, black with silver swirls. It's just the right size, well made and very cushiony and protective.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By D.C. on October 23, 2010
Color Name: Diamond Black Verified Purchase
This one is replacing a 2-yr-old Acer with a 9" screen, 1GB RAM/160GB HDD which I bought at Best Buy for $300+! I leave my full-size laptop at home because the Acer's more portable. I don't install hardly any applications on it; I save that for the home laptop. I only use it for internet access on location or on the road, and I can offload digital images from my camera's memory cards while traveling. It has a built-in SD card slot, and I also pack a USB CF card reader. This way I don't have to bring/buy extra cards for extended trips/vacations. Once home, I connect my Lacie Rugged portable HDD to it to offload the images, then connect the Lacie to the home laptop to process the photos. At home, the Acer resides in the garage as a utility laptop for internet browsing, Googling info for projects, user manuals, etc. I've never had a problem with the first one, and this one's even faster, bigger, brighter, yet still small enough to bring anywhere without weighing you down. Compared to my iPad, it's about the same dimensions except about twice as thick. Yet it's has full laptop functionality for less than half the price. It just doesn't have the iPad's coolness factor, and the touch screen. The only complaint I have is that the keyboard surface is so flat and smooth, that it's difficult to discern the touch pad and the individual keys by feel.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Joe Navy on October 27, 2010
Color Name: Aquamarine Verified Purchase
This horribly designed shell has a very small opening on the left hand side for ventilation. The thing over heats and freezes constantly, I thought there was possibly a way to kick up the fan speed from the BIOS but unfortunately the crappy BIOS is very limited. If you keep a chill pad with fans underneath it at all times, you will be fine... but isn't that why you bought this, for portability and ease? Don't waste your time and money.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ocean_Faith on November 28, 2010
Color Name: Ruby Red
Perfect little laptop. Ladies get this one!! It is small enough to put in your tote bag or large pocketbook while going on a trip. Remember that you have to re-confirm your trip?? No problems, this baby will do the job. It is internet ready!! The 4 hour battery is great. At the airport, you can check your email or write a letter. I suggest, that you get the external cd/dvd player. Add all your software (MS Office) and such. Forget Mcafee, download for free ADWARE by Lavasoft. It is free and does the job. It is very light weight. Get the sleeve to protect this laptop. I bought it because I needed a laptop for a class my company was sending me to. This baby did the job just fine, thank you.
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42 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Deimos on November 12, 2010
Color Name: Diamond Black
First off I just needed a cheap computer to watch youtube/news and do email. I use Apple's Imac and Macbook pro for everything because they actually work all the time, don't crash or give me any grief. On to this toy. The Acer Aspire One with Windows 7 starter I thought was going to be better than previous models mainly due to Vista not destroying the computer to start with. Upon it up for the first time the setup (Win7) went ok but then the Acer software installer window comes up and begins raping your little system full of BLOATWARE!!! I'm talking Windows live essientials, Office 2010, Macaffe, Norton, and an endless string of worthless Acer programs. It slowed the netbook down to a crawl and lets face it, it's not to fast to begin with. You cannot stop the installation or do anything other than let Acer's auto launchers spam the hell out of you and spend an hour deleting it all afterward. So after removing the insane amount of garbage Acer auto installed on my pc it was finally time to use it. Windows 7 starter is kind of stupid as you cannot even change the background on this machine. Windows 7 is not much more than Vista with a few new cute features. It still has the same security problems, horrid browser (IE), and all the same frustration you have come to love (hate if you use a mac) with windows since 95. The bloatware installation almost made me bring it back (Go to hell Acer!) The performance of the netbook after all the garbageware was removed was decent but a lot of web pages load slowly where as my Macbook Pro and Imac load them instantly and all computers are on my personal home network.Read more ›
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