Acer Aspire One D250-1958

Specifications

Acer Aspire One D250-1958Notebook: Acer Aspire One D250-1958 (Aspire One D250 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 250 euro
Average Score: 64.6% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 53%, features: 70%, display: 50% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One D250-1958

75% Acer Aspire One D250 with Android
Source: Reg Hardware English
Installing a second operating system on a PC is nothing new. Plenty of manufacturers have done so before, building a slimline Linux distro into their machines to provide a much more rapid start-up than Windows can manage: full access to the internet within seconds of pressing on power key. This is a nice netbook, and having a quick-boot alternative to Windows is nice to have. But it's far from essential and neither is it a full OS. The true Android netbook, it ain't.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 75%
50% Aspire One Review
Source: It Pro English
Judged on its own, the Aspire One is a decent netbook, with a great screen, and with a 6-cell battery as standard, it offers reasonable battery life. However, Android proves to be a somewhat disappointing experience, while Windows 7 feels a tad sluggish, leaving this as an interesting machine but not one we'd rush to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 50%
50% Acer Aspire One D250
Source: PC Pro English
The first time we laid our hands on Acer's Aspire One D250, we were quietly impressed. A slimline netbook with some nice design touches, it was only the stiff competition that left it floundering. Now, however, the D250 can lay claim to one feat none of its competitors can. Not only does it have Windows 7 Starter Edition installed, it's also the first Android netbook.
Google's Android OS provides a disappointing distraction from an otherwise average netbook.


Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 33% features: 67%
60% Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Source: PC Mag English
The Aspire One is one of many netbooks under Acer's arsenal and has had a huge hand in helping the company rise to the number two spot in PC shipments worldwide, according to IDC. But with plenty of newcomers entering the netbook market with systems featuring bigger keyboards, larger screens and more features, the Aspire One model is starting to look, well, dated. The Acer Aspire One (D250-1958) is sure to be a best-selling netbook because it's cheap, but the typing and navigating experience needs a drastic overhaul.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire One (D250-1958)
Source: PC Mag English
The Aspire One is one of many netbooks under Acer's arsenal and has had a huge hand in helping the company rise to the number two spot in PC shipments worldwide, according to IDC. But with plenty of newcomers entering the netbook market with systems featuring bigger keyboards, larger screens and more features, the Aspire One model is starting to look, well, dated. The Acer Aspire One (D250-1958) is sure to be a best-selling netbook because it's cheap, but the typing and navigating experience needs a drastic overhaul.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire One AOD250 (Android)
Source: PC Mag English
Netbook sales have helped catapult Acer to second place in PC shipments worldwide, according to IDC. And the Aspire One AOD250 is easily one of Acer's best selling netbooks to date. It's hardly the ideal netbook, though, as plenty of others have caused it to lose some momentum by promising—and delivering—bigger keyboards, larger screens, and a bevy of other features. Well, this little netbook is about to push back. Despite booting both XP and Android in one netbook, the Acer Aspire One AOD250 (Android) falls short in terms of features and design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

77% Acer Aspire One D250
Source: Connect - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 58% features: 73% mobility: 98% ergonomy: 79%
Taschenrechner
Source: iX Magazin - 6/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2010
Rating: display: 50%
Touchscreen verzweifelt gesucht
Source: c't - 7/10 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 02/01/2010
Rating: display: 50% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 50%
84% XP oder Win7? Netbooks im Test
Source: PC Praxis - 1/2010 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
60% Acer Aspire One AOD250 (Android)
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Acer Aspire One D250
Source: CHW Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Recensione Acer Aspire One D250
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/13/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


N270:

Power efficient, cheap and slow Netbook single core CPU. Because of the in-order execution, the performance per MHz is worse than Core Solo or Celeron M processors.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


64.6%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Eee PC 1000
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire One D260, GMA 950
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte Touch Note T1028G
Atom N280, 1.5 kg
» Wipro E.go WNB7XFD182
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Samsung N135-JA01NL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-12R
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Simmtronics Simmbook
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba NB200-131
Atom N280, 1.18 kg
» Samsung NB30
Atom N450, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB200-11M
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio VPCW12S1R
Atom N280, 1.1 kg
» Medion Mini E1217
Atom N270, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005 HGO
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HCL Me 06
Atom N270, 1.6 kg
» Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1199eg
Atom N280, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D250-1613
Atom N280, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N325BL
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» HP Mini 110-1131dx
Atom N270, 1.2 kg
» CTL 2Go Classmate PC E10
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Mesh Computers Edge10 R
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» HP Mini 110-1134CL
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
» Hercules eCAFÉ EC-1000W
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Dell Mini Nickelodeon
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba mini NB205-N330
Atom N280, 1.4 kg
» Dell Latitude E2100
Atom N270, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire One ZG8
Atom N270, 1.1 kg
» Asus Eee PC 1005HA-M Win7
Atom N270, 1.28 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-11-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)