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Acer AOD255E-13111 Review – Atom N455 Netbook

February 11th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Today netbooks are easy to carry and easy to work too. Many students and professionals are seriously making their choice with the popular netbooks. Acer has come up with a valuable netbook that is suitable for students and professional and this netbook is Acer AOD255E-13111. This machine is sleek and quite attractive with its sparkling red color. Importantly, this net book comes with easy expansion features and easy working features at an affordable price. Unlike many other netbooks this is having 1GB DDR3 RAM and this can be enhanced up to 2GB. Its hard drive is also arranged with huge storage space unlike other netbooks and arranged with 250GB capacity. This netbook is powered by Intel Atom N455 processor and got Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 too. An individual cannot expect anything more than this with the inexpensive price tag.

Intel Atom N455 Processor Details:

This Intel Atom N455 that powers Acer AOD255E-13111 is an entry level inexpensive CPU and suitable for small laptops and netbooks. This processor is clocked at 1.66 GHz and got 512 KB L2 Cache.  This processor got integrated memory controller for DDR3 main memory and the GMA 3150 Graphics card. Altogether, this configuration is very well suitable for basic computing tasks. Gaming is not suitable over this processor and overstrain will result on it. This processor got TDP rating as 5.5 Watts and this will reduce the power consumption up to 20%. This processor is best ideal choice for netbooks and helps well to reduce the cost of the machine quite significantly.

Acer AOD255E-13111 Pros:

  • Light in weight.
  • This is an inexpensive netbook with a possibility for future expansions.
  • It has Intel GMA 3150 graphics card.
  • It has built-in 1.3-megapixels HD webcam along with microphone.
  • Its 250GB hard drive is reasonably huge.
  • Its appearance is attractive with red color.

Acer AOD255E-13111 Cons:

  • Battery backup is not satisfactory.
  • No optical (DVD) drive.
  • Only 1 GB RAM
  • No Bluetooth.

Specifications:

Processor:

This netbook is powered through Intel Atom N455 processor that is clocked at 1.66GHz. This processor got 512 KB L2 cache and 667MHz FSB.

System Memory and Hard drive:

This netbook comes with 1GB capacity DDR3 RAM at 667MHz and this RAM can be enhanced up to 2GB successfully.

Hard drive of the machine is pretty huge unlike some other popular netbooks and arranged with 250GB SATA hard drive. This hard drive spins at 5400 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

The screen size of this netbook is 10.1-inches with WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED-Backlit display.

There is an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 graphics card for this laptop to ensure perfect multimedia experience for the buyer.

Connectivity:

Acer AOD255E-13111  is arranged with 10/100 Ethernet LAN for the wired connectivity needs. For wireless connectivity, it has 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi as a built-in feature.

Software:

  • Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Microsoft Office 2010 Starter (purchase of Product Key required to activate full Office 2010 suite)
  • McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial
  • Norton Online Backup.

Battery:

Acer AOD255E-13111  comes with one 3-cell Lithium-ion battery for the unplugged usage.

Additional Ports and Expansions:

There is one 2-in-1 digital media card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.

Input Devices:

There is a keyboard suitable to netbook and typing would be easy through this keyboard though the space is limited. This netbook got one multi gestured touch pad with good responsiveness.

Warranty:

This netbook comes with one-year limited warranty over parts and labor along with Toll-Free Tech support.

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    March 17th, 2012 at 05:11 | #1

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    March 18th, 2012 at 03:30 | #2

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