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Acer Aspire One D255

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 reviews of Acer Aspire One D255. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the price and size are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the software and sound, while reviews about the connectivity and reliability are different.

usability, performance, portability, size, price

sound, software

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire One D255 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire One D255

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 user reviews of Acer Aspire One D255 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size and price. The portability and performance also get good comments. Views are divided on the reliability, while some have doubts about the software.

usability, performance, portability, price, size

software

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

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire One D255 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom Dual-Core N550 Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Wifi, Webcam, 8hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter&AnAcer Aspire One D255 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom Dual-Core N550 Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Wifi, Webcam, 8hrs battery life, Windows 7 Starter&An

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire One D255

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 user reviews of Acer Aspire One D255 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the touchpad and reliability, and there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

reliability, touchpad

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: For ACER ASPIRE ONE D255-2509 Laptop LCD SCREEN Panel LED GlossyFor ACER ASPIRE ONE D255-2509 Laptop LCD SCREEN Panel LED Glossy

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook (N550)

 

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.

Good battery life, Low weight, Space saving and light power adapter, Low power consumption, Quiet hard drive, Low heat emission, Acceptable processing speed, Low weight and power consumption

Reflective TFT, Weak contrast, Display too dark, Low resolution, Bad input devices, Cooling fan permanently active, Few interfaces, RAM & HDD difficult to change, A non-reflective and brighter display would be important for use outdoors on sunny days

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

 

What difference a dual-core? As we've seen from the ASUS Eee PC 1215N , just because an ultraportable might be called a netbook, it doesn't mean it's necessarily short on power. Still, the Acer Aspire One D255 doesn't get NVIDIA's Optimus GPU to...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire One AOD255-1203

 

The Acer Aspire One AOD255-1203 is any day the cheapest dual-core netbook, yet you get a full-size keyboard and more than 7 hours of battery life.

Dual-core Atom. Slimmest and lightest netbook. Aggressively priced. Over 7 hours of battery life.

Upgrading memory is difficult.

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire One D255 Review

 

One of the first netbooks with Intel's mobile dual-core Atom processor offers slightly improved performance but not the best user experience.

Smaller and lighter than other netbooks, Strong battery Life, Above-average performance, Runs cool

Jumpy cursor, Keyboard a bit cramped, Washed-out webcam, Annoying trialware

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Netbook Review: Acer Aspire One D255

 

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...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best-value netbook

 

The Acer Aspire One D255 is one of the cheapest netbooks you can find with Intel's new dual-core Atom N550 processor. Although single-core versions of the netbook are available starting around $270, reviewers test and recommend the dual-core Aspire One...

New dual-core CPU, good battery life, comfortable keyboard

Memory panel is hard to access, touchpad can be inaccurate, lots of bloatware

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (computershopper.com)

Acer Aspire One D255 Review and Ratings

 

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.

Dual-core CPU ; Six-cell battery ; Low price ; LED-backlit display

Mostly average performance scores ; Cramped keyboard

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Nicole Scott (netbooknews.com)

ACER D255 Dual Core N550 10″ Netbook Review

 

The Acer Aspire One D255 – Acer's first dual-core netbook, and one of the first 10-inchers anywhere to use Intel's new Atom N550 processor. Looks wise it has a thin profile & is lighter then the average netbook weighing in at 2.6 pounds. The exterior...

The price is the most compelling feature of this netbook, as it comes in at $329 (see Amazon.com). The battery life is over 8 hours of web surfing & it is very thin and light. But if it were my $329 I would want a track pad that was usable and if I...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Peter Cartwright (netbooknews.com)

Atom N550 Acer Aspire One D255 Reviewed, 8+ Hour Battery Life

 

LaptopMag has a review out on the new Acer Aspire One D255 with a dual core Atom N550 processor. The chassis is the same as older models so if you're familar with their flat chiclet keys then you'll know what to expect – LaptopMag found it slightly...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: What Laptop (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire One D255 review

 

Long battery life ; large keyboard ; build quality

Colours look washed out, Android is unnecessary

A great netbook, but the inclusion of Android seems a little unnecessary

Feb, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:2200 / 4400
Battery life (max):3 / 4 / 5 / 8
Battery performance:2200 / 4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:Energy Star / Energy Star, Wi-Fi\n / WEEE / Wi-Fi
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown / Copper / Red / White
Product type:Netbook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display number of colors:16.7 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter power:40
Power supply:24.4 / 40 / 48 / 5.5 / 8.5

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.064
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Keyboard

Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:84
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1066 / 667
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA / Stereo
Battery Type:3-cell / 6-cell
Compatible operating systems:Android / Android 2.1 / Windows 7 Home Basic;\nWindows 7 Starter;\nWindows XP Home Edition.
Dimensions (WxDxH):10.2 x 7.28 x 0.945 / 7.28 x 10.2 x 0.945
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Graphics:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter:GMA 3150
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Power Requirements:100/240V
Power supply type:AC / AC/DC
Weight:2.8
Weight (imperial):2.8
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11b/g / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WiFi 802.11bgn / WLAN 802.11bgn

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No

Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / No / Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:40
Power supply:24.4 / 40 / 48 / 5.5 / 8.5

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel NM10
Conflict Free processor:N / No
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
Processing die size:66
Processor:N450 / N455 / N550
Processor cache:0.5 / 1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:1 / 2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.66
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:N450 / N455 / N550
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom N400 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:A0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):5.5 / 6.5 / 8.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: 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 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: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42503 / 49491 / 50154
Processor code:SLBMG / SLBX9
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

BIOS password: Yes
Cable lock slot:Kensington
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Bundled software:Android / BD-R, BD-RE, BD-RE DL, BD-ROM, CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW DL, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW / Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / ePower Management\neRecovery Management\nAdobe Flash Player 10\nAdobe Reader 9.1\neSobi\nGoogle Toolbar \nNorton Online Backup / Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Starter / Windows XP Home Edition
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MiniSD, MMC, SD / miniSD, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:160 / 250
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.2 / 11.2 / 6.22 / 7 / 7.28
Height:0.945 / 1
Height (rear):0.945
Weight:2 / 2.43 / 2.69 / 2.76
Width:10 / 10.2 / 11.3 / 7.28