Product Type: Acer Netbook
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Acer Aspire ONE D255-2DQkk
Acer Aspire ONE D255-2DQkk
Member Name: doriee
Acer Aspire ONE D255-2DQkk
Date: 24/01/12, updated on 24/01/12 (184 review reads)
Advantages: fast, lightweight
Disadvantages: no disc drive
They keys on this net book are most of the keys that are on a full sized keyboard there are all numbers and a QWERTY keyboard set out, all F number are present and arrow keys, some of the other keys such as end and print screen at on different keys rather than like a normal keyboard where they have their own key, the keys are rounded at the corner and because they are the thinner keys it is easier to move from one key to the next if you are a fast typer like me you will know what I mean, sometimes on bigger set keys I spell a lot of words wrong. The start up button is a silver button located above the keyboard. The touch pad is very sensitive and if you touch it to hard it will sometimes do what you never intended to do and also if you have more than one finger on it in different places it will also do something different, but most of us know how to use a touch pad mouse anyway, the touch pad is very fast and thankfully the mouse is able to keep up with it but for some reason sometimes you lose the curser on the screen and you have to wiggle about on the touch pad to find it again.
Every so often your going to need to give this net book a good clean especially if your using it as often as every day, there are several ways you can do this, you can take an very lightly damp cloth and just run it over the screen keys and casing however you need to make sure this is barely wet otherwise you could cause some unintended damage, another way it to just give the casing and screen a quick dusting because of it's shiny casing you do see any specks of dust or any marks on this. I eat and drink while on my laptop and I find there are lots of crumbs and food go between my keys and I don't want it to go mouldy and my keys stop working soi bought one of those tiny keyboard Hoovers to get all the little bits out that fall down the sides and then wipe over the keys with a cloth, you will need to clean the keys as they carry an extreme amount of bacteria.
There isn't too much you have to do to set this net book up, it automatically comes with everything you would need to get the internet up already on it all you have to do is set up the writing size and various things like that and of course put in your account details for example mine is under my own name and how old I am, things like that and then you just have to connect to your wireless connection. Starting this up the windows loading screen comes up within a few seconds, it only takes roughly a minute to load the net book to the main windows screen which is great for if you are in a hurry and don't have time for a slow loading time, the net book will automatically pick up your internet connection that you originally installed when putting the wireless net-book on of course this also depends on how fast your internet connection is, if you have a bad overall connection it will also be bad on the net-book.
Despite the websites saying this will support windows 7 this is very misleading as the highest it will support is windows XP which in my opinion is the best windows anyway, this will only support windows 7 if you buy this version of the net book with it already installed. This was one of the last net books/laptops and computers to be sold with windows XP on it so when I browsed through it I was please to see they had put a massive amount of Microsoft software on it, this included MS word, excel, power point, movie maker and a lot more as well even though I knew I would only use MS word this pleased me a lot. One of the first things you will want to do is replace the internet explorer browser with the google chrome browser because it is faster and more efficient, the pages load within seconds and every click is very smooth and fast, like the internet should be
I download a lot on my net-book ranging from programmes to games to music to films. Downloading programmes such as I-tunes, VLC player these are really fast to download taking only a few minutes to fully install and complete the process but of course again this mainly is due to your internet connection. Getting music and films on this net-book is also very quick taking no more than 20 minutes to get a full tv series and again of course this does vary and depend on the internet connection. Playing games on this net-book is really good, the graphics card isn't overly large but it is big enough to support gaming on face book and other silly games such as bejewelled and gold miner, however these games run extremely smooth without any lagging except I found that on castle vile on Facebook when your castle area expands a lot it takes a long time to actually load the game so I gave up on it. As for games such as World of Warcraft or mine craft I found that this wasn't very suitable as it took to long to load and when it did load actions were delayed and it look a while to move around the maps. As for watching films this doesn't have a disc drive which is why it is so compact and small however you can download programmes such as VLC player and this allows you to watch films on it which is what I do, The VLC player is a little slow to start up the film but no buffering is required it will start straight away with no jumping or lagging, it is also in sync, the sounds is very crisp but I always plug mine into my stereo so that I can listen to it as if it was on my Television.
This does not have a built in disc drive which allows it to be compact and small although you can buy an external disc drive that plugs into your net book via USB this is automatically picked up by your net book there i no installation needed, this will allow you to watch films, play games or do other things such as transfer music or pictures to a disc or other important files in case anything does happen to your net book. The durability of this net book is great it is really sturdy and mine has been dropped more times than I'd acre to say, the amount of food and drinks that have been splashed on it and it's still going strong, however if you do happen to spill a drink over this make sure you wipe it straight away but if it gets under the keys or behind the screen then you are not going to be using this net book any more. The battery life is really good, if this is fully charged which only takes a couple of hours to charge it to 100% the battery will last up to 8 hours but of course will be cut short if you are play games but if your just doing general browsing or on Facebook the battery will last next to 8 hours. However do be warned the wire isn't as long lasting as the laptop and you'll find this will break after about a year and you'll have to replace it.
You can buy this from pretty much anywhere that stocks pc's/macs/laptops and net books such as super markets, argos, pc world and more. This was originally £250 but I bought mine refurbished for £180, refurbished is basically a new used item. Someone has bought this item, opened it and returned it because they simply didn't want it, it has then been sent back to the manufacturer, wiped and then put back to it's original settings and then in fresh packaging.
RAM - 1GB
Hard drive - 160GB
Webcam - 1.3 megapixel
3 USB Ports
Memory card reader
screen size - 10.0"
height - 24 mm
width - 258 mm
depth - 185 mm
Graphics card intel graphics media accelorator 3150
8 hour battery life
Summary: for the average browsing
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