Acer Emachines EM Series

Acer eMachines EM350Processor: Intel Atom N270, Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 1.1kg, 1.4kg
Price: 200, 250 euro
Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Acer Emachines EM250-1162

Specifications

Acer Emachines EM250-1162Notebook: Acer Emachines EM250-1162
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% eMachines EM250 Netbook
Source: Techtree.com English
The eMachines EM250 sells for Rs. 15,000. That's a good price -- actually the most ideal price-point for a netbook in our opinion. But this low price is achieved by sacrificing the cost of a licensed copy of Windows. So, you'll either have to shell out more if you want Windows or use a freely available Linux OS on it.  The EM250 is a decent netbook overall, except for the fact that you'll have to get used to the smaller keyboard. If you're going to do a lot of typing, then we'd rather recommend an HP mini 110 for around Rs. 3000 more. 
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Emachine EM250 KAV60 Netbook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
For Rs. 15,600, this netbook is surely very reasonable, no doubt about that. The CPU heavy tasks like encoding and watching HD video are not the hottest, but doesn't lag that far behind. The file system operations are swifter. Keyboard tactile feel is superb, but again the size could be a deterrent for some. Overall it’s a good looking piece too, which will do for those looking for a really cheap mini laptop that can hold its own.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/11/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer eMachines EM350

Specifications

Acer eMachines EM350Notebook: Acer eMachines EM350
Processor: Intel Atom N450
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer eMachines em350 Netbook
Source: Tech2.in.com English
So essentially, the only comparison between the two is in terms of aesthetics, build quality and most importantly, price. While both are able to run office applications and casual computing such as Internet surfing, chatting, emails, seamlessly, you can't expect to run heavy applications or do too much of multi-tasking. All-in-all, we'd say that it's a simple but smart-looking netbook at a good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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 %

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

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).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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).

» 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.

N450:

Intel Atom CPU for Netbooks with integrated memory controller and GMA 3150 GPU. The performance of the system should be only minimally faster than the previous Atom N280 / GMA 950 combination.


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.

1.4 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.


73.33%: 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

» Toshiba NB520-10P
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» MSI Wind U135DX-4615W7
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» HP Compaq Mini CQ10-688NR
Atom N455, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10U
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101H-WHI024G
Atom N455, 1 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM4UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Gigabyte T1005M-CF1
Atom N550, 1.5 kg
» Samsung NS310
Atom N550, 1 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S100
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Asus Eee PC R011PX
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC10-JP05DE
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung N148-DP05IN
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-A03
Atom N570, 1.2 kg
» Gateway LT2085u
Atom N570, 1 kg
» Asus Eee PC X101-WHI018G
Atom N435, 0.9 kg
» HP Mini 210-3022sf
Atom N570, 1.35 kg
» Gigabyte S1080
Atom N570, 0.85 kg
» Acer Aspire One Happy 2
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NC210-A01PL
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257-N57DQrr
Atom N570, 1.3 kg
» HP Mini 110-3652sf
Atom N455, 1.3 kg
» Samsung NS310-A01UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba NB520-10H
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
» Medion Akoya E1228
Atom N570, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire One D257
Atom N455, 1.1 kg
» Samsung NC210-A02FR
Atom N550, 1.2 kg
» Advent Zuni
Atom N455, 1.2 kg
» Samsung NC110-AM1UK
Atom N550, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)