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Acer Aspire One AOD257-13685 10.1-Inch Netbook (1.66GHz Intel Atom N570 Processor, 1GB DDR3, 250GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter) Espresso Black

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Espresso Black
  • Intel Atom N570 Processor 1.66GHz
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • 250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Starter, 4 hours Battery Life
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Product Description

Color: Espresso Black

Product Description

Acer AOD257-13685 comes with these high level Specs. Intel Atom Dual-Core Processor N570, 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), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Built-In 0.3MP Webcam, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (2200 mAh), Up to 4-hours Battery Life, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, 2.65 lbs. | 1.2 kg (system unit only)

The new Aspire One AOD257 is the ultimate fun and ultra-portable companion bringing you efficient performance, sensational style and convenient connectivity anywhere you go. Superior Intel® Atom dual-core processing power, 10.1" energy-saving LED-backlit display, comfortable typing keyboard and 802.11b/g/n wireless keeps you connected so you can check your social networks, browse the Internet, check email, share photos, chat over webcam, and enjoy a variety of entertainment wherever you are.


Key Features

  • Intel® Atom™ Processor Dual-Core N570(1.66GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
  • 10.1” WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite™ LED-backlit Display
  • Windows® 7 Starter
  • Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
  • 1GB DDR3 Memory
  • 250GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet
  • Multi-in-One Digital Media Card Reader
  • Built-in 0.3 Megapixel Webcam
  • Two Built-in Speakers
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • 3- USB 2.0 Ports
  • 3-cell Li-ion Batteryup to 4-hour battery life
  • 2.65 lbs. | 1.2kg (system unit only)
  • Color: Espresso Black Comes with Black cover and Espresso Palmrest

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Dual-Core Performance, Elegant Appeal

Experience crisp, clear HD content anywhere!
The new look of the Acer® Aspire One AOD257 is sure to turn heads with its smooth and suave design. The glossy cover features a unique "water ripples" pattern that screams self expression.

The Intel® Atom™ N570 Dual-Core Processor lets you do more and stay mobile longer with low power consumption, and provides better video and system performance.

Windows® 7 Starter makes the things you do every day easier and with Office Starter 2010, experience new ways to deliver your best work! Buy Microsoft® Office 2010 to activate a full-featured Office suite preloaded on this PC.

Mobile Performance Keeps You Connected

Enjoy console-quality gaming and fun with preloaded full versions of games!
At just 1" thin and weighing just over 2 1/2 pounds, this ultra-portable Netbook makes it easy to browse the Web in an Internet café or check email before catching a flight, keeping you connected without the heavy load and providing up to 4-hours of cable-free battery life on a single charge!

10.1” Acer CrystalBrite™ LED display (1024 x 600 resolution) saves energy and provides an optimal web browsing experience for great Internet productivity while on-the-go.

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.

Enhanced Features Make the AOD257 Even Better

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Stay fully connected with friends and the latest buzz wherever you go.
Built-in 0.3 Megapixel Webcam and Digital Microphone deliver smooth video and superior voice quality so you can maintain in contact wherever you are by means of real-time chat.

The wide Multi-Gesture Touchpad gives you precise control and mouseless, fingertip convenience when navigating through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

Multi-in-1 Card Reader and (3) USB Ports provide convenient file sharing and connectivity between a digital camera or other mobile device.

The 250GB Hard Drive provides plenty of capacity to store your digital albums, music and documents. Sufficient storage that's easy to upgrade, just pop in an external SD card.

Product Information

Color: Espresso Black
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Screen Size10.1 inches
Screen Resolution1024 x 600
Max Screen Resolution1024 x 600 pixels
Processor1.66 GHz Atom N570
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive250 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorIntel GMA 3150
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media Accelerator 3150
Graphics Card Ram Size64 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 4 hours
Brand NameAcer
SeriesAspire One
Item model numberAOD257-13685
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.28 x 10.17 x 1.01 inches
Color Espresso Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery TypeLithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power SourceAC
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight4.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJune 1, 2011
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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229 of 241 people found the following review helpful By MagnumMan on July 13, 2011
Color: Burgundy Red
Netbooks have never really thrilled me mainly because of processor limitations and cramped keyboards but I decided to give the Acer D257 a shot mainly because my local Walmart was pushing the out the door for less than $230 to make room for a new supply coming in (odd since mine is date stamped for less than a month ago).

From the outside first appearances will tell you it's a netbook just like any of the others out there, but looks are deceiving.

Your first hint that something is different is in the top lid design. What appears to be a ripple design is actually embossed and can be felt when running your hand over it. For those of you that like to put cover stickers on top, you can kiss that idea goodbye.

Most will immediately notice the weight, or lack thereof. With the 3 cell battery installed my postal meter shows it coming in at 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Add another 8 ounces if you opt for the 6 cell battery (and you probably will, more on that later).

You've seen the specs before -- 1.66 Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, VGA port, card reader, 10.1 inch TFT screen, Windows 7 Starter, 3 USB ports, blah, blah.

Again this is deceiving but even I didn't spot the differences until I started using it. The first difference is the DDR3 1GHz RAM. Most other units tone down their RAM to either 800HMz DDR2 or use slower DDR3 variations.

And this does show in performance, but it's still a little light. 2GB is more appropriate but I'll discuss that issue later. Due to issues with upgrading RAM I went ahead and installed a 4GB flash card in the slot and told Windows to use it as extra RAM.

Overall, RAM usage stayed in the 60 to 70% range when surfing and/or watching videos.
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful By J. Peng on November 26, 2011
Color: Espresso Black
I got this on Black Friday this year for a very good price...however, even at almost 40% off the retail price, I cannot recommend this laptop to anyone.

Right out of the box, the laptop would freeze up every 2-3 hours for no reason, no error message, no blue screen of death. Did I get a defective one? Nope. A google search for "acer d257 freeze" will show you that this is NOT an isolated incident, and the common theories among owners are either a wireless adapter issue or cooling issue is causing the crashes.

Updating drivers and BIOS did nothing to help my problem. Removing all the bloatware and upgrading to Windows 7 Professional did not solve the problem. Apparently, the only working solution people have found is to install linux (which further supports theories that this is a driver issue). I love Linux, but that is not an acceptable solution. This laptop has been out since June, it is disappointing that no update or patch has been released on Acer's website to fix this problem.

Given how common this problem appears to be, Acer should never have released this onto the market without the proper testing. People have reported complaining about this, having it sent back to the manufacturer and returned several weeks later only to STILL have the same problem. While everything else is almost perfect with this laptop, repeated crashes are simply unacceptable.

After less than 24 hours, killer deal or not, I returned this.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 23, 2011
Color: Espresso Black Verified Purchase
The computer is OK and working fine except that the battery is not holding the charge. I can charge it fully, store it and the next day the battery is dead. I tried to recalibrate it by fully charging it and letting it drain completely and then charged it again to no avail. I think I either got a bad or previously used battery. I would have given it five stars if not for the defective battery.
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Carlos on July 8, 2011
Color: Espresso Black Verified Purchase
this is a great netbook and defnitley a steal at the price and insted of me going on on and on about my peryosonal things i do ill just give you a pros and cons list


- Nice keyboard
- Good Feel
- windows 7 starter easy to use
- Really Fast
- Nice and Bright
- better than my sister Toshiba that she paid 50 more dollars for
- a lot of storage
- light weight
- best deal out there
- nice speakers

(note all or most can be dealt with fairly easy)

-Glossy Screen show finger prints
- no product manual for it
- 1 1/2 hour tops battery life
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By GueroLeal on November 21, 2011
Color: Espresso Black
I just bought this at walmart, because it's the only mini laptop they had and I really needed one. I have owned dells, gateways, HP's, Compaqs, Sonys just for the record, and this computer works just as good as the top brands. This computer is awesome, its very thin, and works quickly, I don't game or anything, I just use it for general purposes, and for work... I love it, The style is great and the price was great for all It comes with... I am satisfied, but I still wish it had a CD drive... These mini laptops are awesome, there very lightweight and have a sleek style, and they work great, I work at a computer place and I'm constantly using this computer to download drivers, software and other things... I am a happy customer...
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Bflat1 on June 22, 2011
Color: Burgundy Red Verified Purchase
I went back and forth between different models until I got sold on the AOD257 for the processor. It ships with a 3 cell battery, that was the first "oops" for me, but it is clear in the description that they use that one, so that was my fault. I think the basis of my dissatisfaction with this unit rides on my assumption that they'd keep the good points of the previous models and move forward with improvements. Going from a 6 cell to a 3 cell isn't an improvement.

Neither is making the memory hard to upgrade. Acer doesn't even show this model on their support website, and when I got through to a chat guy, he said they don't recommend users upgrading the ram. Previous models had a nice little hatch where 4 screws later you had a 2 gig, this one appears like I'm going to have to pry the keyboard off and get to it that way. I wouldn't know, since there are no schematics or manual online or shipped with it.

My innermost box was crumpled up a bit. There wasn't a lot of extra room or padding in the box, but it might have been that way before shipping. The computer was ok, but it did make me worry. Sound is tinny, quiet, and has a little distortion to it but sounds much better in headphones. Red cover shows fingerprints pretty easily, but unless you're on the lam, it doesn't really matter. The battery is hard to remove.

That said, it runs ok so far. Starts quickly and is very light. Power button takes a firm push, probably a positive. The screen seems bright and clear and the colors are rich.

I'm sure I'll like it, but it's going to bug me until it has the full 2gig of ram.
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