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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, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 250 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Pricecompare

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, 1024 x 600 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Price: 200 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Pricecompare

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: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.

While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.

There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.


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

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). 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.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.4 kg:


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.
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Stefan Hinum, 2010-08-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)