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Nice Little Power House
, April 10, 2012
This review is from: Acer Aspire One AOD270-1410 10.1-Inch Netbook (1.6GHz Intel Atom N2600 Processor, 1GB DDR3, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter) Espresso Black (Personal Computers)
This review is for the Acer Aspire One D270-1375 manufactured Feb 2012. It is a top performer, even with 1GB RAM and Windows 7 Starter. I put it under tremendous load and the Intel N2600 never went past 25%. It runs 4 cores (2 Hyperthreaded). I can't find any limits to Windows Starter and now it's my favorite OS of all time. I was going to max out the RAM to what the OS and CPU can handle, but the RAM is soldered on the motherboard, impossible to upgrade past 1GB. It uses RAM efficently, essentially working with 3GB, 1 physical, 2 virtual. I had to change antivirus programs to unload lots of ram. The video performance is top of the line, never slowed down or stalled, even with Netflix, chat, and sound and webcam all running at same time. It does have a mic in lower right corner of screen and it shows up in device manager. I can only guess the 1GB RAM is fixed to conserve battery power, each chip uses watts. They say the battery lasts 8 hours. The Intel N2600 CPU uses only 3.5 watts and the netbook does not need fans, it's fanless and hardly even begins to get slightly warm. I was going to return it for RAM limits but for all I will use it for, even under greatest loads, it runs like a champ and does not come close to reaching it's limitations in CPU and video. So I am going to keep it. Very happy with this little netbook
Thanks to the help of DesertCat I got 2GB RAM installed in this Acer AOD270-1375. You will need the service manual to do it yourself, available online.
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