Acer Aspire One D255
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Aspire One D255 (Aspire One D255 Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N550
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 349 euro
Average of 12 scores (from 14 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire One D255
Dual high-flyer. Dual core is moving into Netbooks. That the battery run times don't shorten as a result, and instead increase is shown by our tested device. Why the mobility nevertheless casts a shadow can be discovered in this review.
Source: PC Pro
Other netbooks offer more features, and AMD Fusion models are better at video, but those looking for a solid all-rounder need look no further. Acer’s Aspire One D255 delivers dual-core power at an excellent price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 50% features: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Source: IT Reviews
As with most of the Aspire One range, the D255 is a relatively fast and efficient netbook with the added bonus of a new dual-core CPU and a comfortably large keyboard. However, the battery life is low, and the ‘hook' of having an Android OS alongside Windows 7 Starter may only have limited appeal
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/30/2010
Source: Hardware Central
While not without its limitations, the Acer Aspire One D255 is a capable system that will meet the needs of many users at a fraction of the cost, size, and weight of a full-sized laptop PC. But do its price and capabilities keep it competitive against tablets? With more tablets being released weekly, it's anybody's call what the future holds.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
Available in a wide range of colours, this compact and well-built Acer netbook offers not only dual-core computing but also the unique advantage of switching between Android and Windows 7 at will. Unfortunately, both Acer's Android 2.1 implementation and the D255's battery life in this configuration leave much to be desired, so at its current price you're probably better off looking elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2010
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 70% features: 70% mobility: 60%
There are always compromises to be made when you build to a budget, and Acer has done well with the Aspire One D255 in order to avoid the netbook feeling unduly cheap or underpowered. With a street price of $329.99 it’s affordable and offers decent longevity away from the mains. Anybody with ambitions beyond basic browsing and media playback should look to something more powerful, but for mainstream use the D255 is perfectly sufficient.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/28/2010
Rating: price: 80% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
Every product has its strong points and this one does too. Price being the strongest point here, even the form factor, light weight and overall looks are pretty good. I’d say that if you need a very portable netbook with very good battery life (7 hours 30 minutes), at Rs 14,999, the D255 is an excellent pick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Computer Shopper
If you're looking to buy a netbook, chances are good that price is your number-one purchasing factor. This low-cost netbook stands out for its dual-core CPU, though the speed boost over a single-core chip isn't huge. Still, it's a good choice for those who need to squeak out a little more performance within a very tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 79%
Source: Laptop Mag
The Acer Aspire One D255 comes preloaded with an extraordinary amount of trialware. It has both McAfee Internet Security and Norton Online Backup running by default. Until you register or uninstall both of these programs, they are extremely annoying as they periodically pop up alerts notifying you to purchase full versions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
Source: Computerbild - 9/11
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% features: 86% display: 82% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 93%
Source: Notebookinfo DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 55% performance: 66% features: 66% display: 36% mobility: 66% ergonomy: 53% emissions: 50%
Source: Computerbild - 25/10
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 74% features: 83% display: 84% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 97%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 46% display: 77% mobility: 97% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 86%
Source: Mobile News - 1/11
Review Type Unknown, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
Source: Techno Zoom IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150: Integrated (shared memory) graphics card in the intel Atom N4xx CPUs. Minimally faster than an old GMA 950 and therefore not suited for 3D games or HD videos (only MPEG2 acceleration).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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).
N550: Dual core Atom with a TDP of only 8.5 Watt. Because of the slow clock speed of 1.5 GHz it may be sometimes even slower than a N465 Atom CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
74.42%: 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.