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Acer Aspire One AOD255E-13444 10.1-Inch Netbook (Diamond Black)

by Acer

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Diamond Black
  • No need to look any further for the perfect Netbook, the Acer Aspire One AOD255E has it all! Engage in online activities easier and longer with up to 8-hours of battery life & experience fun, powerful features in a ultra-thin design that travels light.
  • 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 N455 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!. Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
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Technical Details

Color: Diamond Black
  • Processor: 1.66 GHz Intel Atom
  • Number of Processors: 1
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • RAM Type: DDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 250 GB 5400 rpm
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Product Details

Color: Diamond Black
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 10.2 x 1 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.9 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004GCIYXS
  • Item model number: AOD255E-13444
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 15, 2011

Product Description

Color: Diamond Black

Amazon.com

Get fantastic mobile connectivity with the Acer Aspire One D255E in diamond black (model AOD225E-13444), which features a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, comfortable typing keyboard, and an ultra-thin design that travels light. You'll also enjoy excellent mobile computing power thanks to the Intel Atom N455 processor as well as up to 8 hours of battery life on a single charge from the included 6-cell battery.

Variety of colors
The Acer Aspire One D255E comes in a variety of colors.
8 hours of battery power

The attention-grabbing Aspire One D255E is only 1-inch thin and weighs just 2-3/4 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. Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the multi-gesture touchpad for an intuitive navigation to view web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. Charge up using the Acer MiniGo AC adapter, which is 34 percent lighter than typical adapters.

Atom powered, 4-hour battery
This AOD255E pairs an energy-efficient Intel Atom processor with a 6-cell battery for up to 8 hours of power.

 

Multi-gesture trackpad

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.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

Note that this netbook does not include an optical drive, but you can use optional external DVD/CD drives that connect via USB.

Key Features

  • Up to 8 hours of battery life with included 6-cell battery (4400 mAh)
  • 10.1-inch LED-backlit CrystalBrite screen (1024 x 600 resolution)
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N455 processor (512 KB L2 cache, 667 MHz FSB) combines performance and energy efficiency to explore the Internet and stay connected while mobile.
  • 250 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 1 GB DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; 1 GB maximum capacity with Windows 7 Starter)
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 video processor with Microsoft DirectX 9.0 support
  • 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).
  • Multi-gesture Touchpad for circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, and page flip. (Learn more)
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the display bezel for easy video chats and conferencing (1280 x 1024 resolution).
  • 84-key FineTip keyboard, 93 percent of standard-size with bigger keys for easy typing.
  • Mono speaker
  • 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.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Dimensions: 10.2 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 2.76 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty
  • Energy Star certified

Ports and Connectivity

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • VGA video output
  • 2-in-1 Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC)

What's in the Box

This package contains the Acer Aspire One AOD225E-13444 netbook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, 40-watt MiniGo AC adapter, and operating instructions

Learn More

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.

Acer multi-gesture trackpad


Microsoft Windows 7 Starter

Your PC, Simplified.

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, less hassle connecting to networks. And Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at download.live.com.

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Description

Acer AOD255E-13444 comes with these high level Specs. Intel Atom Processor N455, Windows 7 Starter, 10.1" WSVGA LED-backlit Display, Mobile Intel NM10 Express Chipset, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 1024MB DDR3 Memory, 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Built-In 1.3MP Webcam, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), Up to 8-hours Battery Life, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, 2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg (system unit only), Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

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Fast and lightweight.
Amazon Customer
The Laptop works well although it came with PRE Installed Windows 7 Program which made it VERY slow and i formatted and installed Windows XP.
Kahabi G Isangula
Then you stick your screwdriver through a hole to pop out the bottom panel .... So ... Why not just put the screws on the bottom panel?
D. Weber

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By The Salt Lake Gal on February 23, 2011
Color Name: Diamond Black Verified Purchase
When I was out looking for a laptop, one of the tech guys warned me that no matter what (non-apple) brand or type of laptop I chose, after 1 year the battery life would diminish by half, and then after the second year it would decrease by half again. So a 4 hour laptop battery would last only 1 hour after 2 years. I dont know if this is true, but in my experience my old windows based laptops never had long battery life.

So I looked a long time for a netbook with a long battery life. I was willing to give up computing power and processor speed for battery life, and I only wanted to run the MS Office suite and a browser. If you are like me, you'll find your needs nicely met with the AOD255E, which lasts for a full 8+ hours and recharges quickly. I charge it about once a week, and I use it about 3 days per week.

Not sure why, but battery life seems to be a function of both the processor (how the processor efficiently uses battery power) and the number of battery cells. This netbook uses an Intel Atom 455 and a 6 cell battery and gets at least an 8 hour charge, so far. I dont know if Acer designed for this combination or if they just merged these two features together, but so far it has resulted in good results.

It comes with Windows 7 starter. I dont really want to upgrade to the full version of 7 because I like the spare starter version. Not a lot of bells and whistles, but also very quick to load and quick to operate. Out of the box this netbook is sloooooow, but I bought the 2 GB ram upgrade suggested by Amazon, which I confirmed with Crucial was the correct one. Because the AOD255E is such a new model, Crucial did not have pictures of the netbook, so they couldn't send me pictorial directions on swapping out my memory chip.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Bob Day on March 23, 2011
Color Name: Diamond Black Verified Purchase
1) Yes, Windows 7 Starter *does* support 2GB of memory. It says so on Microsoft's website.

2) A 2GB memory module that works is Crucial's part number CT1596442, which is an 8 chip (4 on each side), single rank, PC8500, DDR3, 2GB module. Its Micron part number is MT8JSF25664HZ-1G1D1.

3) I removed the keyboard by releasing the *four* tabs at the top ("North") side of the keyboard using a very small screwdriver and levering up with an old driver's license (which was a little stiffer than a credit card). I then was able to slide a much thinner plastic card I had underneath the top of the keyboard and then work the card around underneath the keyboard (a playing card also might work well for this).

4) There is an excellent video on YouTube for an Aspire One D255 titled "Acer Aspire One D255 Ram Upgrade" that shows the steps pretty well. The internal layout of the D255 shown in the video appeared to me to be essentially the same as that of the D255E (I happily discovered!).

5) I like this netbook a whole lot, especially with the nice speedup that's a consequence of upgrading the memory to 2GB from 1GB.

Addendum -- Crucial part number CT25664BC1067, has two flavors. The one Amazon appears to be supplying, at least to some people, is CT25664BC1067.16xx. This is a 16 chip dual rank module that will not work in an Acer Aspire One D255E. The CT25664BC1067.8xx version is an 8 chip single rank version and is an alternate name for the CT1596442, the one that Crucial is selling for the D255E. Apparently, the D255E does not like dual rank. The number of chips is neither here nor there. The term "rank" refers to how the chips are connected together on the module.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Greene on February 28, 2011
Color Name: Diamond Black Verified Purchase
This is taken directly from their support site "While the Aspire One AOD255 series supports a total of 2GB of DDR3 RAM, due to the design of the netbook the RAM on the Aspire One AOD255 series is not replaceable and Acer does not support upgrading or replacing the RAM."

This should be noted in the description, not that it stopped me since I was able to determine how easy it really is to replace the RAM. Not that I am going to do so, since it would void my warranty. ;)

For those who wish to void their warranty and install 2GB's of RAM, it should take you about 10mins tops to swap it out. ;)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Erica Reid on March 17, 2011
Color Name: Ruby Red
I needed a netbook that would be light enough for me to cart when I needed to do school work. I have a tethering program on my Blackberry so this makes things easier for me when I am in a location with no wifi. I got this netbook because I currently have one of Acer's laptops and was very impressed with it. They said that the battery is supposed to last about 8 hours with light use in the description but when I finally got to work today and unplugged the power I found that the battery power read off 2 hours and 59 minutes on a fully charged battery. Now, I am not sure if the battery drains slow because my break was only about 20 minutes but when I powered the computer off the battery said 1 hour and 48 minutes. Interesting! I also find that the glossy screen makes it hard to see what is on the screen when sitting outside, so this is another detraction. Internet Explorer froze too many times to count, but I cannot add that as a detraction because it's not necessarily the machine, it's the browser. When I get home I will be glad to install firefox and deactivate I.E. Other than the fabrication of the battery power I think this is a solid little machine for typical uses of the internet and maybe Office, which I have not installed yet. I do not plan on upgrading the RAM or installing a DVD drive so I cannot really speak on how easy those processes will be. However, if you are looking for a hard core machine that allows you to graphic design, etc then I would consider getting a high powered desktop, not even a laptop, to execute those actions. If you can look past the battery power, which is no better than a normal laptop and a slightly slower overall machine then this is the netbook for you. In my experience, I don't believe there is a such thing as a high powered netbook anyway. I would definitely buy.Read more ›
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