Acer Aspire One D255 powered by Intel Atom N550 1.5GHz debuts in USA
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The latest debutant from the Acer Camp is the sparkling new Aspire One D255 launched in the USA. With a usual 10.1-inch screen, It is Acer’s one of the very first dual-core netbooks will satisfy the netbook lovers with a better, speedier performance than the usual single core Atom powered netbooks. The chip, called Atom N550, is one of Intel’s recent batches of dual-core chips built into the system to boost performance. It has a clock speed of 1.5GHz, manufactured based on the 45nm architecture, and supports DDR3 memory module which will sure speed up your applications – but do not expect the speed of Core or even Celeron CPUs as the Atom chips are generally slower than the mainstream ones at the same clock rate mainly to save cost and energy usage.
Available in refreshingly bright shades of red, black, brown and aquamarine, the other insides of the new Aspire One D255 are just as worthwhile with a modest 1GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel’s integrated GMA 3150 graphics along with a 250GB hard drive to boast of.
However, Acer gave the netbook a distinct classy glossy look. The sides are more streamlined, the curves are easier on eyes, and the keyboard and trackpad look nice too.
Connectivity is assured owing to the 802.11n Wi-Fi, and battery life is surprising with around 8 hours promised, a feature which is safely over the normal average. I doubt though, that the system will achieve up to 8 hrs under normal usage with the 6-cell 4400mAh battery. Nonetheless, if you don’t want even that much, and at the same time want to save some mullah – go for the 3-cell 4400mAh option that promises up to 4 hrs of juice.
Priced at $330, the new Aspire One D255 seems like a pretty good catch to lay your hands on.