|Screen Size||10.1 inches|
|Processor||1.66 GHz Intel Atom N280|
|RAM||1 GB DDR2|
|Hard Drive||160 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel GMA950|
Acer AOD250-1613 10.1-Inch Black Android/XP Netbook - Up to 9 Hours of Battery Life
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- 1.66GHz Intel N280 Atom Processor
- 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM Single Channel Memory
- 160GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), 802.11b/g Wireless
- 10.1" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED Display, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
- Dual Boot Operating Systems: Android or Windows XP Home, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (5800 mAh)
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Acer's Aspire One AOD250-1613- Dual booting Windows XP and Android. Android, as an operating system for a Netbook is a pretty fresh and new idea, so I'll give it a run.
Unpacking the box, the Acer Aspire One came with your standard warranty, battery, AC adapter/charger, manual, and of course the Netbook itself.
For initial impressions, this Netbook is light. Much lighter than my ASUS 1000HE. Sadly, it is still sporting a normal Netbook keyboard (no chiclet keys).
At the bottom of the Netbook, there are removable panels for the chance to upgrade RAM and quite possibly the HDD. I remember earlier Netbook models being unable to upgrade RAM, which was a pretty big bummer. Fear not, if you wish to upgrade to 2GB of RAM on the Aspire One or even an SSD as your new HDD, it shouldn't be too difficult. This Netbook also features a mini-SATA slot, so if you want even more HDD space, you can slap in another SSD in as well.
With a quick view of the sides, (left side) you have your standard Audio I/O ports, VGA port, LAN port, 1 USB port, (right side) Memory card reader, 2 USB ports, Power port and a safety lock port.
Opening up the Netbook, it looks like any other Aspire One, the trackpad features multi-touch functionality supporting pinch-zoom and scrolling.Read more ›
I had great hopes of finding something on the Android "instant boot" that I could use, some sort of notepad or scratchpad where I could just type, and have my words saved to XP for editing later. So far, no such luck. I will keep hoping for that app. For now it is quicker to just boot XP and wait the extra minute.
As for the other features, It's an impressive little book. Definitely portable, and I love the long battery life. The keys, though small, have a nice feel.
The only tinkering I did was to add the memory (worth it), get rid of the bloatware, and download something to make the touchpad less jumpy [...]
Now I'm good to go, and satisfied that I made a good choice.
The hard drive is partitioned thrice, with the largest bit going to Windows XP, 4GB to Android (should you choose to install it with the bundled-in configuration tools) and another secret partition that contains the factory disk. With no optical drive, this is really the only way to restore any sort of Windows XP install, but that is to be expected. Some programs to manage all this data and the obligatory bloatware/adware round out the set, but these are easily ignored or removed.
Windows XP runs well enough on the machine, and most light tasks can be capably executed. The machine won't run everything well (forget Photoshop) and the odd netbook screen resolution means certain full-screen apps might not always render properly. It accomplishes what it sets out to, though, as media players, word processors, network apps and lightweight browsers bump along without a hitch.
Those who choose to dual-boot Android on this machine will be at first intrigued and then quickly bored, as the true limitations of this custom (yet infantile) cellphone OS shine through. Though it boots rather quickly (ten seconds!), you won't be able to accomplish much, as it only comes with software suitable for basic web and book-keeping tasks: a calendar, a browser, a gallery and basic media player.Read more ›
I will readily admit that I know nothing about android and today is my first experience using it. I will leave it to the experts to discuss the good and the bad of android on the netbook. However, I can attest to the rapid boot up time.
So, as the title says "So far so good!"
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I purchased the Acer Netbook because of the choice of having a non-microsoft web browser. Unfortunately android is often not fast at all, unless the speed at which it can bring up... Read morePublished on February 14, 2010 by C. French
So I chose this netbook after reviewing a few different computers with comparable specs and pricing, but what made me choose this model is the same thing that's my favorite... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Matthew S. Trombley
I bought this as a Christmas gift to myself. I have been thrilled with it since I got it. The battery life is great and it is sooo portable. Read morePublished on February 7, 2010 by Jason M. Martin
Does exactly what it's supposed to. It's not a super computer. I hate reading netbook reviews by people expecting the world out of a netbook. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Christopher Reynolds
I was pleasantly surprised about the Android part of the computer after reading various reviews. I have had no glitches with it to date, after using it for over a week now anyway. Read morePublished on January 9, 2010 by Amazon Customer
Just received this unit in time for our last trip. The size is perfect to fit into most carry on bags and still have room for my stuff. Read morePublished on December 24, 2009 by M. D. Halsey
Super slick interface, I've been downloading apps and installing them. I won't review the netbook because there are already very good reviews. I'll tell you how to install apps. Read morePublished on December 18, 2009 by Garrett L. Shaw
The only reason I bought this was for Android and it has been disappointing. Setting up a Google account always results in "Cannot reach Google server". Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by Tom Messick
I am satisfied with this netbook. Upgraded to Windows 7. Works well. Battery life is good.Published on November 20, 2009 by T. Rajan
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