Acer Aspire One 10.1" D255E Netbook Review

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Acer Aspire One 10.1" D255E Netbook  rated Great by 3dGameMan.com

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The Acer Aspire One 10.1" D255E Netbook comes with a dual core Intel N455 CPU, 1Ghz of DDR3 memory, 160GB HDD, 1024x600 resolution, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 802.11b/g/N WLAN, webcam and more.. It might not be the prettiest or faster netbook on the market, but it extremely affordable and handles basic tasks very well.


 

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Anonymous

I was given one by a friend but it came in parts cause it looked like someone had tried and failed in taking it apart but luckily it wasn't broken other then the power jack port and a few chipped pieces on the outside and some missing keys and some extra parts had been taken out such as the ram and hard drive and one other i didn't recognize but i found where it went. One question I had if anyone can tell me is i found what looks like some rust on the hard drive case so is it still usable or do i have to get a new one or is this thing not even worth fixing.

Anonymous

Overall the notebook is really awesome.The netbook reviews for this series is really good. I have recently upgraded the RAM, because i wanted better performance. Overall the performance of the abtterry is awesome//

Anonymous

This net book / laptop SUCKS !
Don't even bother buying this crap .
Sucks , lags , CAN'T WATCH 720P VIDEOS !!
Waste of money , REALLY DON'T BUT THIS .

Anonymous

You can game on this machine, a few games that are playable with it still looking decent are, Minecraft with the settings turned way down (still fun and looks pretty good). America's Army III works well with the settings turned down. Portal 1 works nicely with settings turned down. Half Life works great with the settings down. Elder Scrolls Morrowind runs well with low/medium settings. Halo 1 can run on these types of small netbooks. And of course any 2D game will run well on a small machine. Basically, 2003 or earlier as well as some new games with the settings turned down will look and feel great. Also, I have been using this machine for 10 months as my only computer and it has stood up to the task flawlessly. (I did install some software to allow themes on it to get Aero transparency,and a different wallpaper.) Soon I will be upgrading to 2GB RAM, and can't wait to see how it runs then!

Anonymous

wat do you mean minecraft can you just play minecraft on google or do you need a cd

Anonymous

I have one. it can barely play counter strike 1.6. super choppy and slow even on the lowest settings.

Anonymous

For Acer Aspire one D255E, Where could we get 4GB ram from?

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Anonymous

I picked up the version with a 250GB HDD and a 6 cell battery and a free upgrade to Windows 7 Home premium in a sale for the same price as the cheaper models, and its great. Sometimes it chugged slightly until I fitted a 2GB DDR3 chip and removed the original 1GB.

I find its great for browsing and even 720p YouTube vids, it was well worth the money. I needed something more portable than a larger full sized laptop, I have a good desktop for everything else but the little Acer is great for shoving in the car glove box or for taking up less space in a small travel suitcase with less weight.

Anonymous

Can I watch movies on this netbook? nobody can give me a straight answer. I'd also like to install VLC player on it. Will it play movies at full screen? 720p movies? anybody?

Anonymous

I just bought one from Walmart since it was the absolute cheapest model computer they sold. Any laptop seems to be something of a "luck of the draw" when trying to avoid a lemon, so I bought the display unit that dozens of kids have been beating on for 6 months and is still working fine.

I thought I'd hate it, but I actually like it. My last laptop/notebook/whatever was a Compaq Presario F700, which went back and forth to the service department constantly. Out of the box my Presario was pretty much useless, being bogged down with so much HP software that something as trivial as opening a text document seemed to take forever. I would have to devote and entire day to remove it all after utilizing the recovery partition. So when I saw this which ran Windows 7 on the same RAM and a slower processor, my expectations weren't good.

Honestly, for what it is, it's incredibly responsive. Firefox 4 loads instantly (IE seems to lag a bit), it boot's quickly, and it really hasn't failed or took an unreasonable length of time to do any task I've asked it. Seems like it would be quite the smooth laptop as long as you keep it light. For the last 6 months I've been booting from a Live Linux CD (bad hard drive), so it's not as difficult for me as it might be for some.

Anonymous

i just bought this and it runs games like minecraft very well

Anonymous

i just bought this computer acer aspire one d255e and i want to upgrade the ram (memory) on it, i just dont know what brand or, what kind of ram to get for it, besides that i want the 2g upgrade for it. any help would be awesome.

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nvm i lied

Anonymous

funny how my 1st post got delete because i did an in-depth comparison on why to buy a laptop over a netbook

Anonymous

You should note that the screen on this notebook (and some other models) is extremely flimsy and easy to break.

Push against the bottom of the screen where the Acer logo is and you'll notice that is flex's quiet a bit.

I found this clip while i was looking for videos on youtube on how to replace the screen. My sister broke her Aspire One D255's screen when it fell on the floor. It caused the screen to split from the bottom, near the middle where the Acer logo is, all the way to the top in a branching pattern.

Anonymous

Hi

Netbooks would be great if they put in dedicated gpu (ion/ion2), dualcore atom, fast ssd, non glossy screen and body. Sold them without OS. And most important 12-13inch screen and a dvd reader/burner and bluetooth. And lower the price. Netbooks/tops are expensive here in the eu. I do not understand..

Anonymous

DVD, GPU, 13" yeah.... That is a MiniLaptop, not a Netbook... Net-Book= Use for Internet, Chat, Mail, Cam and that's about it...

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You know, this is enough for using the internet typing and using instant messenger's like windows live messenger..
These netbooks aren't created to watch movies on or game on..
The ion netbooks are there for people who want to watch movies on the netbooks too.
But for where this is intended for it is awesome.

Game for fun =D

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oh wow rodney, you do laptops now!
do some asus laptops >.>

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Anonymous

I just got one yesterday at Fry's for $189. Not very fast, but it's good for what it's designed for: Email, light browsing. IE9 helps. Looking forward to the RAM upgrade video.

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They are making decent Netbooks now, the Asus 1215n has a duo-core processor and a dedicated Ion graphics with 512mbs of memory for $485 US, I was considering it but I bought the Dell Alienware Gaming Netbook M11x R2 i7 940um for $1000 and upgraded it with 8gb DDR3 Seagate Momentus XT 500gb. It's dedicated graphics Nvidia 335m is a 6.5 on the windows rating & I still get a good 2.5 hrs of gaming on the battery. Off gaming switches to the Intel Graphics which is 3.7 but increases the battery life to 6 hours. It's only a 12" display 1366 x 768 but does well on all new and old games I play. So I am satisfied, but still tweaking her.

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Anonymous

From computer peripherals to laptop. I bet next time he will review an oven!

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Yea,, but it would have to be a computerized oven ;)

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With Honeycomb running your temperature email reminders to you while you play Angry Birds... lol :D

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I have an Asus EeePC and it works very well. The glossy exteriors are a pain to keep clean.

Anonymous

I would really get aggravated with the laptop's speed. If we spent $200 more for a sub $400 laptop, we could get an i3 laptop on sale, or a Sony Pentium dual core.

Also when you spend more money to buy an SSD and a 2gb RAM - why not just spend the extra money on a better netbook/laptop in the first place?

The only time i see this netbook as a choice is:
1. if you are on a very tight budget,
2. a gift for a child, and
3. if you barley ever use a computer and have one just incase. (which would save you space in your house)

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I prefer Asus Eee PCs.

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bad experiences with acers..

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I haven't yet and I hope I don't, but I've had a bad experience with a HP laptop in the past. Although, that's not to say they haven't improved since then. Sometimes it's the luck of the draw. Same company might have messed up one product, but that mean all their products are bad. So kinda have to look at the big picture, if ya know what I mean.

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Hey Rodney, can you attempt to run a game, such as Crysis, anyway? I want to see how badly it lagged on that netbook.

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I might, once I do the SSD and memory upgrade. Although I really don't have much interest in using this as a gaming system. LOL

BTW: If you want a cheap gaming laptop, check out the new AMD fusion notebooks and laptops. You can get the from $300-$500.

Anonymous

DROPBOX FTW

Anonymous

I really want to know how to upgrade this Netbook. I have a similar one (D260) and find that upgrading it is quite difficult.

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I'm hope to have the Acer Aspire One 10.1" D255E Netbook upgrade video later this week or next, if all goes well. Upgrading many of these tiny netbooks requires removing the keyboard and then go from there. It should make an interesting video.

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I'd like to see that video.

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"How do you rate this product?"

[_] 100% Kickass!
[_] Kickass
[_] Great
[_] Great Buy
[_] Needs Work
[x] It sucks!
[x] Waste of Money
[x] I Hate It!!!

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It might not be superb, but remember this is a sub $200 netbook. So you really can't expect it to be something it's not ;) A SSD and 2GB of memory will help A LOT, which I'll be doing.

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Well, i dont recall you mentioning the price. 200$ KINDA sounds nice for what it is, but, most of them cost around 400$ or more to do something that most cell phones can do with their eyes closed. I honestly prefer a decent 600$ 15.4 inch laptop to any notebooks. And there are notebooks that are awful and yet so much more expensive. I honestly dont get it why people get them or why is there a market for it. But you are going to put a SSD and another 1Gb of RAm on this "cute little baby Acer". It will raise a lot the price of the thingy and it wil be still underperforming. You will never raise the Windows 7 score do to the CPU of that netbook. In the end, it doesnt matter what you put in it. It will be a waste of money, wich i could use to buy some decent "100% Kickass Product!" t-shirts for me and my girlfriend...

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You can purchase this netbook for $180CAN or less.

Anonymous

Where can you get it for 180CAN or less. In the stats it is selling for around $270

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It's not that bad. They are cheap, small and good for kids and some women. I personally would spend more for a nice Laptop, but personal preference really.

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ROTFLMAO

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lol... "... and some women."

Anonymous

You can see really easily that this video is not sponsored, since Rodney says what he thinks. :]

Anonymous

I bought one for my fried with 2Gb and 250gb. Is one of the most cheaps netbooks of Brazil.