Acer Aspire One D250

Specifications

Acer Aspire One D250Notebook: Acer Aspire One D250 (Aspire One Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 71.26% - average
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 59%, features: 59%, display: 73% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 66%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One D250

60% Acer Aspire's One D250
Source: PC Authority English
Google’s Android OS provides a disappointing distraction from an otherwise average netbook. 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. As it stands, the novelty merely serves as a brief distraction from the D250's competent but unremarkable charms. There are better netbooks available for less.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60%
60% Acer Aspire One D250 with Android
Source: V3.co.uk English
We looked at the Acer Aspire One D250 a few months ago – that model came with the Windows XP operating system. This new edition has been updated to include the newer Windows 7 Starter edition, but in addition it runs the Google Android operating system, as an alternative to Windows. Having the Android operating system doesn’t add much to what’s already a decent computer, except for increasing the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Acer Aspire One D250 with Android
Source: Channel Web English
We looked at the Acer Aspire One D250 a few months ago – that model came with the Windows XP operating system. This new edition has been updated to include the newer Windows 7 Starter edition, but in addition it runs the Google Android operating system, as an alternative to Windows. Having the Android operating system doesn’t add much to what’s already a decent computer, except for increasing the price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Acer Aspire One D250 review
Source: PC Advisor English
This new version of the Acer Aspire One D250 with Windows 7 and Android is around £280 – or you can find the first Windows XP version for £199. Put kindly, we’d say that Acer's Android-on-a-netbook project is work in progress right now, with so little actually possible on the Google Linux side. If you need to get things done, you’re still going to have to work in Windows.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
70% Acer Aspire One D250 review
Source: PC Advisor English
This new version of the Acer Aspire One D250 with Windows 7 and Android is around £280 – or you can find the first Windows XP version for £199. Put kindly, we’d say that Acer's Android-on-a-netbook project is work in progress right now, with so little actually possible on the Google Linux side. If you need to get things done, you’re still going to have to work in Windows.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/24/2009
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
Acer Aspire One D250 Android review
Source: CNet English
The latest version of the 10.1-inch Acer Aspire One D250 is a netbook with a difference. It's the first mini PC we've seen that comes not only with Windows XP installed but also with Google Android, an operating system designed primarily for mobile phones. By including the Android OS, Acer intended to give users of the Aspire One D250 Android faster access to everyday computing applications. While it boots quickly though, the presence of Android soon causes more problems than it solves
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%
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, Medium, Date: 10/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 50% price: 67% performance: 33% features: 67%
Acer Aspire One AOD250-1613
Source: Computer Shopper English
Bringing us the first netbook with Google’s much-talked-about Android operating system, Acer has cemented its place in the mini-laptop marketplace. The $349 Aspire One AOD250-1613 comes with both Android and Windows XP in a dual-boot configuration, but once we test-drove the machine, we questioned how just useful this really is to the average user. The AOD250 has a curious second operating system (Google's Android) and long battery life, but its ergonomics are flawed, and Android is less exciting than we hoped.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2009
Rating: mobility: 80% ergonomy: 40%
60% Acer Aspire One D250 review
Source: Techradar English

Can this Aspire One netbook keep a proud line alive? The Acer Aspire One D250 is an extremely portable machine. Not only is it one of the thinnest netbooks we've seen but, for a system boasting a 10.1-inch screen, it's also very light. Weighing just 1kg, this a great netbook for frequent travellers. The Acer Aspire One D250 is a very capable netbook. It boasts the portability - certainly in terms of weight - of much smaller machines, which makes it suitable for those frequently on the road.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
72% Acer Aspire One D250 review
Source: CNet English
Just a few months ago, Acer launched the first 10-inch version of its Aspire One netbook, the D150. It's a good machine, but it has its limitations: a terrible touchpad, bulky dimensions (due to its six-cell battery) and a keyboard that's positively cramped compared with the competition. The Acer Aspire One D250 is a respectable netbook that fixes some of its predecessor's most limiting flaws. The problem is, however, that it doesn't offer any ground-breaking features to make it stand out in the burgeoning netbook market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 72%
Acer Aspire One D250 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Acer used a small keyboard, small touchpad, and worst of all a small battery on what is otherwise a fantastic netbook. Considering how crowded the netbook market has become over the last year I really expected Acer to deliver more with their 10-inch netbook. Yes, it costs less than $300, but that price looks less impressive when other netbooks have better keyboards, better touchpads, and MUCH better battery life for less than $400.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 40% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%
Acer - Aspire One D250 review
Source: IT Reviews English
  There's no doubt that the D250 is a step forward compared to the original Aspire One. We were, however, hoping for more of a leap forward from Acer. Yes, the use of Intel's latest N280 CPU and the excellent screen are both plus points, and it's priced with rival offerings, but we're left wondering why Acer didn't furnish it with 802.11n WiFi and, perhaps more importantly, why it didn't take the opportunity to design a slightly bigger keyboard. And with the Asus Eee PC 1000HE offering vastly better battery life and a more usable keyboard, the Aspire One D250 just misses out on a Recommended award.
Leistung 80, Ausstattung 40, Display 80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2009
Rating: performance: 80% features: 40% display: 80%
72% Acer Aspire One D250 (Atom N270 1.6GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, XP Home, red)
Source: CNet English
  As prices keep dropping in the Netbook Wars, staying competitive among a slew of me-too Atom-powered mini-notebooks is a challenge. While paying $500 for a Netbook was common just a year ago, today, stripped-down yet still functional Netbooks are now pushing $300, led by Dell and its bare-bones Mini 10v. Acer's Aspire One helped define the Netbook to the masses, undercutting the competition at $350, and the latest version drops the price (while slimming down the chassis) with the $298 Aspire One AOD250. For the price, it's hard to find fault with Acer's even cheaper version of the 10.1-inch Aspire One, as long as you're not expecting top-of-the-line features
72, Leistung 70, Ausstattung 70, Mobilität 70
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 70%
80% Acer Aspire One D250
Source: vnunet.com English
  Mini-notebook screen sizes have been creeping up ever since the 7in Asus Eee PC launched in 2008. Now 10in screens are the norm, and that's exactly what you'll find on the Aspire One D250. The Aspire One D250 is well-built and comes with a good range of features. It's by no means perfect, though, and as with all mini-notebooks, it's important to remember that only suitable for relatively basic computer tasks. A good hard disk and processor with decent battery life, but few distinguishing features given the price.
80
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/17/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One (D250-1165)
Source: PC Mag English
  With most netbooks measuring over an inch thick, Acer found another way to improve its best-selling netbook: Make it thinner and lighter while (most important) not raising the price. With the Aspire One (D250-1165), Acer has eliminated a considerable amount of the plastic of its predecessor, the Aspire One (10-inch), making it slightly lighter and only 0.8 inch thick. It's merely an aesthetic overhaul, though; it keeps the original Intel Atom parts and the below-average (89 percent) keyboard. Still, the street price remains constant at $300 ($350 for the six-cell configuration). The Acer Aspire One (D250-1165) is now thinner and lighter than its predecessor without raising prices.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One D250
Source: Reg Hardware English
Usability is paramount when it comes to netbooks, and given the updated keyboard found on Acer's Aspire One 751 it's hard not to feel a little hard done by that the company has opted to use the old Aspire One A110 keyboard on the D250. The new machine is not without its charms, but with the similarly specified Eee PC 1000HE boasting 802.11n, a better keyboard and a barn-storming nine-hour maximum battery life, we suspect many will opt for Asus' offering, especially since it costs the same. Naturally, the Eee PC 1000HE's long battery life means a bigger battery and, in turn, a heavier 1.45kg netbook – it's almost twice as thick, too - it's up to you whether you think it's worth the extra 350g
80
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/04/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165
Source: Computer Shopper English
Following in the attractive, glossy-blue footsteps of previous Acer netbooks, the Aspire One AOD250-1165 continues the product line's tradition of low price, lightweight design, and travel-friendly features. Of course, that description applies to most netbooks, so any netbook looking to break away from the pack today needs something special to distinguish it. Acer's latest Aspire One netbook has a thin design and lightweight price, making it a top contender for budget-minded travelers.
79
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Acer Aspire One AOD250
Source: Laptop Mag English
Acer’s flagship netbook gets smaller and lighter. Overall, we’re very impressed with the Acer Aspire One AOD250. It performs very well, and at $298 ($349 with a 6-cell battery), it’s competitively priced compared to both the ASUS Eee PC 1008HA ($429) and the MSI Wind U123 ($379), which, while $80 and $30 more expensive, respectively, have faster processors and long battery life. Still, we’re at a loss as to why Acer felt it needed a nearly identical system in terms of price and performance, albeit one that’s marginally thinner and lighter. We would much rather give up that extra 0.3 inches of thickness for a wider keyboard and touchpad. But, as far as netbooks go, the Acer Aspire One AOD250 is every bit as good as its predecessor, in an even smaller package.
80
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Round-Up: Vier Netbooks mit dem gewissen Extra
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/15/2010
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
76% Test: Acer Aspire One D250 (LU.S670B.446)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 100% performance: 62% features: 68% display: 75% mobility: 89% ergonomy: 74%
80% Netbooks in freier Wildbahn
Source: e-media - 11/09 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One D250
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
60% Acer Aspire One (D250-1958)
Source: Jambitz Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 60%
Recensione Acer Aspire One D250
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2010
Rating: price: 80%
85% Samsung NP-P710
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2009
Rating: Total score: 85%
Test: Acer Aspire One D250 Android
Source: Datormagazin SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/11/2009
Rating: mobility: 80%

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.


1.1 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 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


71.26%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» 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
» Acer Aspire One D250-1958
Atom N270, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2009-05-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)