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Nice Little Power House,
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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Initial post: Apr 10, 2012 12:11:58 PM PDT
One part of this review is not correct: "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."
That is true of the Asus N2600 netbook but not of the Acer N2600 netbook. Asus has it soldered on, the Acer model uses a standard DDR3 SODIMM that is in a removable socket. Accessing the memory to swap it out is not easy and may be beyond what many people want to attempt, but it is possible to upgrade to 2GB. I did it myself on the Acer.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 12:20:11 PM PDT
I removed the keyboard and entire top surface, there is no DIMM to remove on top of motherboard. I looked under it and could not see the DIMM. I could not remove the bottom cover. There is review posted on the D270 and others had reached the same conclusion. My review is not the same exact model here are Amazon, got it from famous TV retailer Q.. I'll look for the service manual or send in service question, but the DIMM is ready to be sent back.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 10, 2012 1:11:20 PM PDT
Awesome! Thanks a lot, I got it upgraded to 2GB RAM, found the service manual and it's hidden under base cover. Took 15 minutes to make the change. The BIOS reads 1GB but Windows sees and uses 2GB.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2012 9:27:38 PM PDT
M. Grubert says:
Have you been able to connect it to a TV via HDMI ? So far it seems like it can only output 1024x600 on the HDMI port which is not very helpful.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 16, 2012 9:44:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 16, 2012 9:45:44 PM PDT
I don't have digital TV to try out that feature. You can try looking up the specs of the intel video controller.
In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 5:43:32 AM PDT
LYNTON COOKE says:
Where did you find a service manual for the AOD270? There's nothing on the Acer site.
In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 10:54:50 AM PDT
go to manualowl and search for "acer d270"
In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 2:49:22 PM PDT
LYNTON COOKE says:
Thank you very much for the manualowl link. What an amazing site!
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 23, 2012 8:38:27 AM PDT
Tech Bookworm says:
Micr, thanks for the link and passing on your knowledge! I wish this netbook came with a manual so we knew all of the cool things it does.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2013 11:26:26 AM PST
Sandy Lemberg says:
The review says at the beginning that it is for the 1420 and at the end is talking about the 1375. The renders the review pretty useless.
Thanks to this commenter for clearing up some of the confusion.
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