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TrustedReviews underwhelmed by Acer Aspire One D150

March 17, 2009 at 6:22 pm


TrustedReviews have reviewed the 10-inch Acer Aspire One D150. Despite the price and specifications being in line with its peer group (Samsung NC10, Asus 1000HE, MSI Wind), they found that the overall execution didn’t match up both in terms of design and ergonomics. Other models offer better battery life and ergonomics, especially in terms of their keyboards.

One of the main issues they had was that the keyboard was no different to its 8.9-inch cousin, not good enough for a 10-inch model. However on the positive side, they felt the screen was one of the best they had seen in a 10-inch netbook. Full list of key points after the break.

The Acer Aspire One D150 is powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280, 1GB DDR2 RAM and a 160GB hard drive. Wireless connectivity is delivered by Wireless-G Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.0, while wired networking is catered for by 10/100 Fast Ethernet, so you’re not stuck with just Wi-Fi.

Key points from review:

  • The 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display is very good. It has a glossy finish, but is exceptionally bright and has good horizontal viewing angles. It’s among the best seen.
  • Audio is not that great, failing to match up to Asus’ example in its Eee PCs.
  • Retail version will ship with a 4,400mAh battery which should give over four hours of use with wireless turned off, or around three and a half hours of web browsing.
  • Comes bundled with a very good slipcase.
  • The invisible scroll zone restricts the usable area on the trackpad.
  • Exact same keyboard as found on the original 8.9in Aspire One.

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