Acer Emachines EM250-1162
SpecificationsNotebook: Acer Emachines EM250-1162 (Emachines EM Series)
Processor: Intel Atom N270
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950
Display: 10.1 inch, 10:6, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 250 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Emachines EM250-1162
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%
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%
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 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).
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.
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 %
70%: 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.