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Acer Aspire One D257

alaTest has collected and analyzed 702 reviews of Acer Aspire One D257. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire One D257 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire One D257

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Acer Aspire One D257 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but many are critical about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire One D257 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 8 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Starter & Acer Aspire One D257 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 8 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Starter &

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire One D257

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 user reviews of Acer Aspire One D257 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and portability are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability. Opinions are divided on the durability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire One AOD257-13685 10.1-Inch Netbook (Espresso Black)Acer Aspire One AOD257-13685 10.1-Inch Netbook (Espresso Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Mike (netbooklive.net)

Acer Aspire One D257 review- a solid 10 inch netbook right now

 

Acer mini laptops have progressed a lot during these last years, the Taiwanese company becoming one of the most important computer manufacturers in the world. Aside from the regular notebooks, which are current...

While it can't be called a perfect device, having some faults and weak points, the number of strong points overwhelms these and make the AOD257 a possible best-seller in our opinion. The netbook packs a strong hardware configuration for a device of its...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

not bad, horrid hdd

 

The price and win7 over win8 make it worth the price. especially if you replace the HDD(with almost any other brand) and add an extra gig of ram. I'd actually give it ~3.5 eggs (-1 for HDD, -0.5 for fluff-ware)

Small ; Cheap ; Windows 7 (win 7 starter, but can be fixed. at least its not win 8..) ; Upgradable

The 250 HDD provided was made by Hitachi, which means it's almost useless.. (so ~ a year of life in it, if lucky) but i had a SSD laying around so i just mirrored it ; Insane amounts a preinstalled fluff-ware (~2 hours of uninstall. seriously, it's...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: zach w. (newegg.com)

not bad, horrid hdd

 

The price and win7 over win8 make it worth the price. especially if you replace the HDD(with almost any other brand) and add an extra gig of ram. I'd actually give it ~3.5 eggs (-1 for HDD, -0.5 for fluff-ware)

-Small -Cheap -Windows 7 (win 7 starter, but can be fixed. at least its not win 8..) -Upgradable

-The 250 HDD provided was made by Hitachi, which means it's almost useless.. (so ~ a year of life in it, if lucky) but i had a SSD laying around so i just mirrored it. -Insane amounts a preinstalled fluff-ware (~2 hours of uninstall. seriously, it's...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Eric r. (newegg.com)

Does exactly what it claims to

 

It's a great little notebook for the price. It won't wow you with high res visuals but it can do everything a student needs on an average day.

-Compact -Light -Perfect for surfing the web or writing reports -Decent internet connectivity -Good battery life for its size -Perfect for students

-Lags a little bit when too many browser tabs are open -Not very powerful -Probably wouldn't be able to handle games

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: GooSe (newegg.com)

Nice little Netbook

 

I was looking for a netbook with 2-4gb of ram and 250GB was enough hard drive space along with atleast Windows 7 Home Premuim but couldn't justify the $200 increase in price to get those features when I can spend $100 and get them seperatly. I...

Small size, LED LCD is very crisp and nice, keyboard is not cumbersome, easy access to RAM and HDD and for the hardware the netbook screams. Ram, harddrive and OS is upgradeable. Great for throwing in my saddlebags on the motorcycle and going

1GB ram, but I purchased a 2GB stick which is the most the OS will support. Only a 3 cell battery for about 2.5 hours of life. OS is only starter and not home premium

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: stv (newegg.com)

Acer Costomer Service

 

The only reason I am submitting this review is Acer's response to a faulty hard drive that developed almost immediately on an Aspire AOD257. I had to hunt a bit for the telephone customer service number, but once I reached them (a person), she was very...

In my experience (1 laptop 3 years, 1 netbook 2 months) Acer is a fairly good quality and inexpensive computer brand. It is what it is, and if you feel more comfortable paying more for a more illustrious brand, be my guest

Bloatware. I always install a fresh operating system ; Newegg limits text length in these screens. I wanted to say more about Acer in "Other Thoughts

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: TUK101 (newegg.com)

Works good once the memory is upgraded

 

This is a descent netbook when you upgrade the memory to 2gb. Before that it was hobbled by a lot of lag and really could not multi task at all. Loading web pages took forever and MS office wouldnt even run. With 2 gb of memory in it now, it runs...

Upgrading the memory is not for the inexperienced. You literally have to remove the motherboard to expose the memory slot

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Juiceman (newegg.com)

Works as expected

 

I just gotta throw it up to Newegg here, I ordered Wed. evening and it came Fri. after noon. Extremely fast delivery, and everything was nicely packed in plenty of peanuts, no damage to outer box or anything. Thank you again Newegg!

This is the first netbook that I have bought for myself. I find it a nice and fast and doing what I expected it to do. It was very easy to install Windows 7 Ultimate from an external usb drive and get everything up and running. I enjoy the texture on...

I give this 4 stars only because it could definitely do with 2GB of ram, doing normal task takes up about 60% or more of your 1GB stick. I have already ordered a 2GB stick that I will replace with the stock 1GB. It was only $12 so its definitely worth...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Stevers (newegg.com)

Awesome little netbook

 

It would be perfect if the screen were one inch larger and it could handle 4Gb of RAM but it can't, (I did try). Still I love it!

Excellent construction quality, the screen is bright and sharp, the Atom N570 is snappy ; It only comes with 1Gb of RAM but I upgraded to 2Gb myself and it really made it much faster so you really need to do that if you get one ; Other than that I have...

Really needs 2Gb of RAM to run windows ; Atom CPU still not as fast as I'd like, but that's not Acers fault

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: WilliamSKelly (newegg.com)

Max (RAM) Confusion

 

My ideal config is hardware upgrades to the RAM, Hard Drive and Battery (4GB of RAM and a 7200RPM Drive, at least 500GB as well as the 6-cell battery) and installing Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. Intel's spec claim it's Atom N570 is dual core, 64-bit and...

Let me start by saying that I love this netbook BUT I'd do with more RAM for sure. The factory says the max is 2GB but I don't buy it... I think this statement has to do with Win 7 Starter than with the hardware itself. I'm gonna try a 4GB stck of DDR3...

The Wi-Fi isn't overwhelming and it'll freeze when streaming video sometimes. Like I said I think this is due to it having only 1GB of RAM

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4400
Battery life (max):4 / 6 / 8
Battery performance:2200 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6

Camera

Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:WEE / WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver / White
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display number of colors:16.7 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064 / 0.256
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel GMA 3150

Keyboard

Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:84
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1 / 2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / Stereo
Battery Type:AC
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 / Windows 7 Starter / Windows 7 Starter\nAndroid
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.1 x 7.2 x 0.898 / 10.1 x 7.24 x 0.945
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150 / HD Graphics
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Power Requirements:100 - 240 V / 100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 bg/n / 802.11a/b/g/n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N / No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:40
Power supply:40 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):10
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Number of Processing Die Transistors:123 / 17
Processing die size:66 / 87
Processor:N435 / N455 / N570
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:AMD Athlon / Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N435 / N455 / N570
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:A0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6.5 / 8.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):N / No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:49491 / 55637
Processor code:SLBX9
Processor package size:22 / 22 x 22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE2,SSE3,SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD, Supervisor, User / HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Starter / Microsoft Office Starter 2010\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter \nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Starter

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.2 / 7.24
Height:0.898 / 0.902 / 0.906 / 0.941 / 0.945 / 1
Weight:2 / 2.2 / 2.65 / 2.87
Width:10 / 10.1