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Acer Emachines EM250

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Acer Emachines EM250. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) for all reviews. Opinions about the keyboard and battery are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the software and touchpad. Many are critical about the reliability.

price, portability, performance, battery, keyboard


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Acer Emachines EM250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Acer Emachines EM250 from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Opinions about the usability and screen are generally positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback.

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98% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer eMachines eM250-1162 Netbook - 10.1" LED / Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz / 1GB Ram / 250GB HD / 802.11g/g Wireless LAN / Webcam / Windows 7 StartereMachines eM250-1915 Netbook - 10.1" LED / 1.60GHz Intel Atom N270 / 1GB Ram / 160GB Hard Drive / Windows XP Home

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eMachines EM250 Netbook


A slim netbook that's also cheap, but how will it fare against new generation models?

Slimmer design than the Acer Aspire D150, fairly light-weight, decent response touch-pad with multi-touch gestures, good pricing

Small keys on keyboard may not appeal to many, no Windows OS pre-installed

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Nice machine for a Student


I got this NetBook for my 11yr old just entering 6th grade. Works great for him so far. Probably not the fastest machine out there, but has everything he needs to Websurf-Facebook-etc... Perhaps he might do some homework on it as well. Price was right...


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Complete Awesomeness


XP! I love win7 and all, but XP runs like a jewel on it ; The ram is upgradeable to 2gb, but 1gb seems to work just fine ; The screen res is awesome

Battery Life... 3 whole cells... :( [buy a 6-cell on eBei ; eMachine's games ; Norton Anti-Virus ; eBei program ; Just some junkware that needs ridded of

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Do your research to make sure it is for


There was only one particular reason I bought this thing; to watch The retail sales clerk is paid to say yes it can. It barely can. It redefines slow I am guessing a lot of it has to do with it having windows xp as an operating system instead...

Cute, Good Battery Life, Lightweight


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Travel size


I like the fact that this on comes with Windows XP so I won't have to re buy all the software I need.

Adequate Storage, Comfortable Keyboard, Compact, Fast, Lightweight

Lack built-in CDDVD

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companion computer


I purchased this netbook as companion to my 17" laptop. It has served its purpose very well. It has delivered what it was advertised to do. I carry this netbook when I don't want to carry the much heavier laptop. It fills the gap between the laptop and...

Adequate Storage, Comfortable Keyboard, Compact, Lightweight

None so far

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just o.k.


ive had my netbook for cpl weeks now and i believe im gonna take it back and trade it in on an upgrade. this emachine is an ok one,its just a lil too slow for me,but for the money you cant beat it!!!

Good Battery Life, Lightweight

Freezes Up, Slow

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Unbelievable for [$] !


Low light webcam really works as advertised.

Adequate Storage, Compact, Lightweight

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Fast, lightweight, easy to use


I bought this a few days ago and it is perfect. No problems whatsoever. Bought it on sale for $[$]. Easy to take along everywhere.

Adequate Storage, Comfortable Keyboard, Compact, Fast, Good Battery Life, Lightweight

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Very Very Nice Machine!


My wife uses it for: (i) surfing the net; (ii) email; and (iii) tennis desk management for local tennis tournaments, using the USTA 'TDM' program which depends on Microsoft .NET 3.5 which comes installed on this XP-SP3 machine. I actually prefer XP-SP3...

Adequate Storage, Comfortable Keyboard, Compact, Fast, Good Battery Life, Lightweight