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Acer Aspire One D255E
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Acer Aspire One D255E 2 Core Intel Atom 1.5GHz 1GB 250GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Atom 1.5GHz 1GB Nov 2012
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7 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This Acer portable PC received a "Gameman's Pick" award from 3dGameMan.com.

Good Size

One Acer Aspire One D255E owner who bought the product considered that it was a good weight.

Reasonably Priced

One Acer Aspire One D255E owner said in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Bobatkins.com said “Well three reasons really, which are size, weight and cost” in their review.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We checked 1,714 expert and user reviews for Acer notebook PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Acer Aspire One D255E is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Light

The Aspire One D255E is one of the lightest medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Aspire One D255E (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that is a comparable age to the Aspire One D255E is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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18 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Expert review website parentesis.com scored this Acer portable PC 60%. If all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this notebook PC is in the bottom 3%.

Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 1 gigabyte, the Aspire One D255E has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest internal memory of laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire One D255E is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

Other 1GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Asus CH-WHI024S[plb_1356964_price] which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire E3-112[plb_2553465_price] (2GB and higher rated), or the Fujitsu LifeBook AH512[plb_1582933_price] (2GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Aspire One D255E of only 10.1 inches is one of the smallest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average display diagonal of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire One D255E is 15", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

Other 10.1" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus CH-WHI024S[plb_1356964_price].

If you are looking for a bigger display diagonal then you might want to consider the TravelMate TMB113-M[pl_1547480_price] (11.6" and higher rated), or the Aspire One AO725[pl_1491127_price] (11.6" and higher rated) both from Acer or the Asus X202E[plb_1529075_price] (11.6" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Acer Aspire One D255E does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire One D255E.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Latitude 13 3340[pl_2418540_price] both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2421965_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 250 gigabytes, the Aspire One D255E has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Aspire One D255E. Laptops of this age and spec have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2671099_price] (256GB), or the XPS 13[pl_2277291_price] (256GB) both from DELL or the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] (256GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Aspire One D255E does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Aspire One D255E also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the 13[pl_1304263_price], or the Inspiron 17 5000[pl_2404184_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2417689_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the L850-1L4[pl_1320414_price], or the Satellite L70-B[pl_2364560_price] both from Toshiba or the HP Pavilion 17[plb_2369293_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD), the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2435190_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude E6440[plb_2465947_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Acer Aspire One D255E has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This Acer portable PC has an Intel Atom processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Aspire One D255E the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Aspire One D255E has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Aspire One D255E. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Aspire One D255E have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.5GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_1445636_price].

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Aspire E1-572[pl_2252647_price] (1.6GHz and higher rated), or the Aspire S3-392G[pl_2212626_price] (1.6GHz and higher rated) both from Acer or the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz and higher rated).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 250 gigabytes, the Aspire One D255E has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Aspire One D255E the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the Acer Aspire One D255E's memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire One D255E have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Aspire One D255E has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Small Megapixel Count

The Acer Aspire One D255E has one of the smaller megapixels counts (only 0.3 megapixels) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest megapixel count of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Aspire One D255E is 0.3MP, the biggest is 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 0.78MP.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Aspire One D255E do not have a touchscreen. The Acer Aspire One D255E is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touchscreen to this laptop and we think the S400CA-CA035H[pl_1465624_price], or the TP500LA[pl_2381507_price] both from Asus or the Acer Aspire V3-572P[plb_2414236_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Aspire One D255E have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP. With a front camera resolution (numeric) of only 0.3 megapixels, the Acer Aspire One D255E has a quite low front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Aspire One D255E.

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Only L2 Processor Cache

The Acer Aspire One D255E has a L2 processor cache which is better than the L3 processor cache found on most portable PCs of this age and type.

A L2 processor cache is actually the worst processor cache level across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Across comparable types of laptop the best processor cache level is L3.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Acer Aspire One D255E supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 3 bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 bluetooth version. The bluetooth version of all notebook PCs of this type and age ranges from 2.1 to 4.0 EDR.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Aspire One D255E

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Acer portable PC was released over four years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

The Acer Aspire One D255E has a fairly typical battery life (max) (8 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8h battery life notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 6470b[plb_1452705_price], and the Toshiba Z930[plb_1431001_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_2155569_price] (8.2h), the X1 Carbon Touch[pl_1537041_price] (8.2h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2058579_price] (8.2h) all from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Camera
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Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
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Ethernet LAN
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DC-In Jack
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1 Award

3dGameMan.com Gameman's Pick

Expert Reviews

(3)
21 March 2011

3dGameMan.com

Video Review: 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,... Read more…

17 March 2011

Why a netbook rather than a laptop. Well three reasons really, which are size, weight and cost. The Acer Aspire One AOD255E-13647 10.1-Inch Netbook weighs under 2.5lbs, is less than an inch thick... Read more…

28 June 2011

Esta netbook es para los universitarios que están buscando un equipo que les permita tomar apuntes, hacer trabajos y navegar por Internet; este modelo cuenta con 250 GB de disco duro para...

El diseo compacto y ligero, la pantalla con tecnologa LED y la duracin de la batera
El teclado es poco cmodo y no tiene Bluetooth para compartir documentos con tus amigos

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Manufacturer Part Numbers acer d255, acer d255e, acer lusfr0d037
Barcodes 04717276390860

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2 core Intel Atom 1.5GHz 1GB 250GB HDD 10.1"
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Bigger Internal Memory
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