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Acer Readies Aspire One D255 Netbook

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  1. btarunr

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    Acer is readying a stylish new netbook in its Aspire One series, the D255. This 10.1 inch netbook has a 1024x600 pixel LED-backlit CrystalBrite display, and is powered by the Intel Atom N550 processor clocked at 1.50 GHz. The D255 uses the same chassis design as the D260, except for the different processor. The processor is aided with 1 GB of memory, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 250 GB storage, a 6-cell battery to keep it powered up, and connectivity which includes 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth. There is no word on the pricing.

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    Stylish.... i like it.
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    Agreed, and I like that it has a Dual-Core instead of the standard netbook single for this size. Wish it had a better resolution though.
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    For a 10.1, i dont think it will make a very big difference but yeah if it had a 1366x768 resolution. It would have been really cool. :)
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    So, if i understand this right, the Atom N550 is a dual core Atom with 4 threads? Or just dual core with 2 threads? Only thing that i don't like about it is 1GB of RAM really. Otherwise it seems like a really badass netbook.
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    I wpuld much prefer a HD4200 variant in there....GMA just dont cut it for me....
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    the pricing shoud be same as/around the aspire one
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    Mostly because of HD acceleration offered on HD4xxx GPU's. And gaming also comes along with DX10 support. I hate it when games are whining about something as basic as TnL these days...
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    Agreed RejZoR. my g/f has a lappy with GMA 4500HD and it even struggles with WoW. I mean HD4200's 40 shdaers aren't much, but they make the world of difference compared agianst a GMA3/4 series
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    My current 10.1" netbook is 1024x600, and I thought the same thing when I bought it. However, after almost 2 years, it definitely doesn't cut it anymore. It is a pain to even check email on it.

    This specifically is why my next netbook will be ION based.
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    Well, GMA950 isn't that bad performance wise at such resolutions. What it makes it so crappy is lack of hardware TnL. Which makes me wonder, a DX9 core that doesn't have TnL. Yet we had DX7 cards with full hardware TnL. Back in year 1999 (GeForce 256).

    GMA950 + hardware TnL + H.264 acceleration (even through Flash) = pure win

    GMA950 is decent fast for most of games, hardware TnL would allow it to run certain games and acceleration of H.264 seems crucial these days, especialy Youtube HD videos. It's an internet device and you'd expect it to at least run taht content perfectly. Yet it doesn't. That kinda sucks if videos on Youtube are constantly lagging because Atom can't keep up. Even on 720p at quite crappy bitrates...

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    Actually, if i think of it, give us Intel X4500HD inside netbooks. Now that would be much more interesting :D
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    1024x600 pixel LED-backlit CrystalBrite display = FAIL :shadedshu

    All netbooks should now be specced to a 1280 x 768 screen at least.
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    It seems kind of stupid to expect the machine to accelerate and play HD video when the screen isn't capable of displaying HD video, don't you think?:rolleyes:

    If the screen can't display videos at 720p, why would anyone care if it can't play 720p Youtube Videos smoothly?

    Now what annoys me is that is sometimes stutters when playing even 360p videos from Youtube...
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