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Netbooks Galore: A Tale of Seven 10-inch Netbooks!

Netbooks Galore: A Tale of Seven 10-inch Netbooks!



Acer Aspire One AOD250

Acer Aspire One AOD250

Folks who are familiar with Acer will know that while their products tend to be priced on the lower end scale, their quality remains consistently decent. The original 8.9-inch Acer Aspire One was one such model. Priced at a really affordable price, the netbook took the market by storm, and is quite possibly one of the key factors of Acer grabbing a nice chunk in the worldwide market share for netbooks.

The Acer Aspire One has been around for quite awhile now, and the latest update to the Aspire One series, the AOD250 model, tags the newer Intel Atom processor N280 while basically keeping much of the same form factor. It's still pretty trim, similar to the 8.9-inch model, though it is of course wider to accommodate the larger screen size. The exterior cover comes clad in glossy black with some sparkles, but thankfully, it's just limited to the top part of the netbook.

Inside the One

The first thing you'll note upon opening up the netbook is the gap between where the battery resides and the screen. The gap is not noticeable when the netbook is closed, but it looks a little awkward when it's wide open. Otherwise, the interior is pretty much your standard netbook layout, with a keyboard and multi-touch trackpad. The keyboard looks slightly small and has quite a bit of flex, but the layout of the keyboard does keep everything in the right place.