Acer Aspire One D250, 10.1-Inch LED LCD Netbook, Intel Atom N270, 1 GB RAM, 160 GB, XP Home & Android, £199 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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I was looking for a netbook with a better performance than my old acer one D150. And i found this one on amazon, seems a good price.
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#1
How is this going to perform better than your old netbook when it has the same processor and the same hdd and the same memory..... it has a pretty screen, maybe better batt... cant expect performance to be better though surely??
#2
the processor isnt the same, however my old one has only 512M mem with linux.
and the looking is better than the old one =)
#3
This is the model I'm using right now. I've found it to be great and much improved with Windows XP
#4
It's a pound or two cheaper than elsewhere!

I know UKHD is about bargains but surely there are better alternatives for £200?
#5
Would be interested to see some benchmarks on battery life.

Battery life should definitely be improved from the first version with the use of LEDs for the back light, the first version had quite poor battery life.
#6
Southerner
This is the model I'm using right now. I've found it to be great and much improved with Windows XP
Is it good enough to run DVD .ISO images ?
#7
Without meaning to deride your new netbook in any way, surely it would have been a lot cheaper to fit a couple of gigabytes of RAM and a better battery to your old machine?

I have 2Gb of RAM in my Advent and the difference in performance is noticable. :thumbsup:
#8
I've been looking at this for a few days now and wondering whether I should get one. Just for info, it dropped in price by c.£10 at the weekend so this is a better deal than last week! The main competitor is an Asus 1001HA-BLK007X for £198 (http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=1001HA-BLK007X).

Anyone care to recommend one? I feel that the battery will be better on the Acer.
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kjn;8139745
I've been looking at this for a few days now and wondering whether I should get one. Just for info, it dropped in price by c.£10 at the weekend so this is a better deal than last week! The main competitor is an Asus 1001HA-BLK007X for £198 (http://www.asuslaptop.co.uk/proddetail.php?prod=1001HA-BLK007X).

Anyone care to recommend one? I feel that the battery will be better on the Acer.


[FONT=Verdana]The Acer netbook would have the better runtime based upon the size of the battery cells on the two of them - however from what I remember of this model the keyboard is the same size as the one on the older Acer netbooks (the 8.9" models) but also the trackpad is quite small.

Also IF I remember this one correctly (it's been a while since I've seen one) it's a lot easier to access the RAM, hard disk and wireless card via removable panels underneath the netbook - the ASUS netbook only has a single access panel for the RAM only, with you needing to crack open the case to access the hard disk & the wireless card.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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#10
Thanks Scotty Boy, even closer to actually spending some money now! Rep added.
#11
Buy more RAM for the D150 - much cheaper than buying a new machine
#12
ngard81
How is this going to perform better than your old netbook when it has the same processor and the same hdd and the same memory..... it has a pretty screen, maybe better batt... cant expect performance to be better though surely??


D150 is an N270 @ 1.6G, the D250 is an N280 @ 1.66G. Negligable differenece in performance i believe.

So yes, the only real difference is a larger screen (and probably less battery life).

More memory is the only way to go on these, and since i believe the max it will recognise is 3Gb, again a limitation...

Paul
#13
[FONT=Verdana]Acer Aspire One D250 with Android • Register Hardware
http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/11/14/review_netbook_acer_aspire_one_d250_android/

Acer Aspire One D250 Android Review on CNET UK
http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/laptops/0,39030093,49304344,00.htm

Acer Aspire One D250 Android notebook review - Pocket-lint
http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/4518/acer-d250-android-netbook-review

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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#14
kjn;8139811
Thanks Scotty Boy, even closer to actually spending some money now! Rep added.


[FONT=Verdana]No probs mate, glad to have been of some help.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#15
toibs;8139825
D150 is an N270 @ 1.6G, the D250 is an N280 @ 1.66G. Negligable differenece in performance i believe.

So yes, the only real difference is a larger screen (and probably less battery life).

More memory is the only way to go on these, and since i believe the max it will recognise is 3Gb, again a limitation...

Paul


[FONT=Verdana]Unfortunately the Intel Atom N270 and N280 models can only handle a maximum of 2GB of RAM, which is down the hardware architecture used (there are only a handful of models that exceed that limit i.e. Compaq Mini 311c) - it's the newer Intel Atom CPUs and motherboards that are allowing for access to up to 4GB of RAM, as has been seen on the nettops out there (i.e. Acer Revo 3610).

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#16
I just received my Samsung N140 from ebuyer today. Can be had for 235. Seems great so far.
#17
2StepSteve;8139492
Battery life should definitely be improved from the first version with the use of LEDs for the back light, the first version had quite poor battery life.
The first version (A110/A150) has an LED-backlit display as well. Poor battery life is mainly due to the poor battery, and the use of ancient chipset graphics which presumably this version also has - I'd go for one with an Nvidia Ion graphics chip which is of course a lot more powerful as well as energy-efficient, and gives you HDMI out.

The earliest A1x0 panels flickered at low brightnesses, leading to Acer bringing out a BIOS with a brightness table that increased the lowest brightnesses to avoid complaints. You can replace the BIOS with one from a Gateway netbook to restore the original brightness table (and fix a bug in the original BIOS), which will improve battery life and make it better to use in low light - many early panels (mine included) will not flicker at the lowest brightness levels.

I have also just bought a supposedly 5500mAh/11.1V 6-cell battery from eBay for £32 - around 3 times the capacity of the 2200mAh/10.9V one supplied. Bigger and heavier, but not the beast that the 9-cell ones are.
#18
Yeh I have a beast 9 cell battery on my netbook, and to be honest it really helps it to keep cool since it is lifted all the time. Also I usually get 6-7 hrs with wifi usage....
Personally I would just wait a little longer for the newer range of netbooks to get a bit cheaper then stick my A150 on ebay.
#19
The six-cell lifts it a bit too I think - haven't played with it much yet. Was impressed that it has a rubber strip on top to contact the lid as it restricts lid opening slightly.
#20
Got one of these off Argos Ebay Clearance store a couple of days ago. £150 refurb.

Removed the bloatware, installed the updates and used Google Chrome and it is pretty slick.

It came with a 3 cell battery, I picked up an identical one as a spare. Both lasted around 2 hours 15 minutes on general use (browsing)......

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