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Acer Aspire One D257 10.1 inch Netbook (Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core Processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD, 8 Hours Battery Life, Bluetooth, Windows 7 Starter & Android) - Black

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  • Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core processor
  • 1 GB RAM memory, and 250 GB hard drive
  • Bluetooth 3.0+HS, 5-in-1 card reader and webcam
  • Up to 8 hours battery life
  • Windows 7 Starter 32-bit and Android operating systems
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Product Information

Style Name: Black
Technical Details
Item Weight1.3 Kg
Product Dimensions62.2 x 39.2 x 9 cm
Item model numberLU.SFS0D.036
SeriesAspire ONE D257-N57DQKK
Form FactorNetBook
Screen Size10.1 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Speed1.66 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size1 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size250 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionUnified Memory Architecture
Operating SystemWindows 7 Starter
Average Battery Life (in hours)8 hours
Lithium Battery Weight300 Grams
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 75,905 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.7 Kg
Date First Available11 Aug. 2011

Product Description

Style Name: Black

Product Description

A 93% standard-size keyboard makes for more comfortable typing, wherever you are.
A 93% standard-size keyboard makes for more comfortable typing, wherever you are. Click here to see a larger image.

Aspire One D257 — A New Standard in Style and Mobility

Get fantastic mobile connectivity in your shade with the 10.1" Aspire One D257. Designed to be stylish and ultra-thin, you can stay mobile with 8 hours* of battery power - smart usability and easy ‘carry-ability’ make this netbook ideal for everyday computing on the go.

Get the Colour that Suits You Best

You can choose from four colours to fit your style and personality: Black, Aquamarine, Burgundy and White. With a unique ripple-effect lid, the power button unobtrusively incorporated into the hinge, and a design that incorporates softer corners and lines, the Aspire One D257 truly is a fashionable accessory as well as a portable digital companion.

Closer Ties Anywhere

Time and distance are barriers that were meant to be broken with the Acer Aspire One D257. It's easy to interact with friends and family across continents anytime you wish thanks to the Aspire One D257's advanced communication technologies. Use the built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for fast reliable connections to hotspots at home or when you're out and about. You can also hook up via the Fast Ethernet LAN port, or easily connect to devices for high-speed file transfers and sharing via Bluetooth 3.0+HS (available on selected models).

Full-day On-the-go Power

A fast, energy-conscious Intel Atom processor and an LED-backlit display enable the Aspire One D257 to deliver up to 8+ hours of portable performance on battery power alone, allowing you to work, play and communicate for longer than ever before. The 10.1" LED-backlit TFT LCD enables 22.2% power savings compared with other netbook displays.

Enjoy the Windows 7 Starter Experience or InstantOn with Android

With the Aspire D257 you'll be able to experience all of the features of Windows 7 Starter Edition. Windows 7 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and features an improved and intuitive user interface and great new features. As Windows is one of the world's most popular operating systems, you'll find it's compatible with all your favourite programmes and applications.

However, if you need to get online quickly, a push of a button will launch Android InstantOn. Utilising the speed and power of Google's Android operating system for mobile devices, you'll be able to access the Internet without waiting for a full Windows boot up process - ideal for when you're out and about, and need to check opening times or train schedules instantly.

Bluetooth 3.0+HS

The Aspire D257 features Bluetooth 3.0+HS, an easy way to quickly transfer files wirelessly between devices. Lots of products support Bluetooth, and it's simple to share files between your netbook and your mobile phone, or with friends. You can either use it to wirelessly attach peripherals, perfect for when you're on the move.

Great Performance You Can See

Designed for power netbook users, the Intel N570 Atom processor is energy efficient but packs a punch with dual cores and Intel Hyper Threading technology. Designed to offer better performance with Flash and media websites such as YouTube, the N570 also includes support for fast DDR3 memory, which offers twice the speed of DDR2, ensuring faster, more efficient multitasking.

The Aspire One D257 comes with a revolutionary multi-gesture touchpad
The Aspire One D257 comes with a revolutionary multi-gesture touchpad. Click here to see how it could put you firmly in control.

Small Form, Big Functionality

The Aspire D257 is about than 1" thin and about 1 kg, so it's easy to carry wherever work or play takes you. Ultraportable yet fitted with regular-size notebook ergonomics, this netbook features a 93% standard-size keyboard with bigger keys for comfortable typing, and a wide multi-gesture touchpad for mouseless, fingertip navigation and control.

Who needs a mouse? Thanks to Acer's multi-gesture touchpad technology you'll quickly be controlling your netbook without one.

  • Scroll - Navigate web pages, files, music playlists and photos using a two-finger vertical scroll motion.
  • Pinch - Pinch to zoom in and out of application windows.
  • Flip - Browse photos, websites, documents and photo albums with a back-and-forth, two-finger horizontal slide motion.
  • Rotate - Rotate images 90 degrees in either direction with a two-finger pivot motion.

Click here to see more details on the multi-gesture technology.

Explore the Full Acer Aspire One Range

The Aspire One D257 is available with a dual-core Intel Atom processor and in a variety of striking colours - see the full Aspire One D257 range here.

If you want to experience mobile HD computing, check out the Acer Aspire One 522, with an AMD dual-core processor. Want to see the bigger picture? The Acer Aspire One 722 series features stunning 11.6" screens and powerful AMD dual core processors. Or, why not browse the full range of Acer computing, and find the perfect partner for your digital life?

Acer Aspire One D257
Acer Aspire One D257
Acer Aspire One D257
Screen Size
Intel Atom N455
Intel Atom N455
Intel Atom N570
1 GB
1 GB
1 GB
250 GB
250 GB
250 GB
Battery Life (Hours)
Colours Available
Bluetooth 3.0+HS

*The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Details of MobileMark2007 testing are available at Battery life rating is for comparison purposes only. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilised features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home netWindows 7work and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.

Box Contains

H9-1033 HP Phoenix Desktop

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Simon on 9 Oct. 2011
Style Name: Black Verified Purchase
A great little netbook. Having used single-core variants the dual-core processor makes for a much better user experience, especially when coupled with a RAM upgrade (more on this later).

The keyboard is very useable for it's size, and the touchpad is very responsive. The touchpad accepts gesture-based input for operations like zooming and scrolling and whilst it takes a bit of getting used to it does come in handy.

The power supply comes in the form of a 'wall-wart' with a reasonably long cable. Its a universal transformer with detachable pin assembly for different countries, although only the UK assembly is included (it may be possible to purchase different country assemblies elsewhere).A nice feature, whether intentional or not, is that the wall-wart can be plugged into the mains socket with the bulk of the transformer either extending up or down. This means that it should be able to plug it in without fouling anything.

A word on the memory upgrade, it's more involved that normal laptops. You need to remove the keyboard by releasing latches along the top and then remove several screws from beneath where the keyboard was (these are labelled 'Door'). Finally you need to turn the laptop over and prise a plastic door off to gain access to the memory slot. I had to use much more force than feels necessary to do this which is very disconcerting!!! There are YouTube videos available but they aren't particularly clear.

In all I'm very pleased with the netbook and would highly recommend it to others.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By P. West on 21 Dec. 2011
Style Name: Aquamarine
This netbook looks and feels great. The keyboard is easy to type on and the touchpad is nice. The hardware is pretty good and should allow for punchy performance (although 2GB would be nicer).

However, Win7 seems to be painfully slow and unstable. Application take a long time to load and even internet browsing makes the laptop's fan scream. It's frozen a few times too, requiring a complete reboot.

Android seems like a good idea, however, it seems like an afterthought that has been retro-fitted last minute. It's ugly and transitioning to Windows feels clunky. The mouse pointer doesn't even work correctly (moved faster vertically that horizontally). Doesn't seem useful in any way.

Installed Ubuntu, which works well and performs nicely.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. Matthews on 28 Feb. 2012
Style Name: Black
Decided to publish a quick review as this piece of equipment is literally driving me insane.

If you want to actually DO anything on it other than carry around, I advise AGAINST.

Most netbooks are known for being a bit sluggish, but this one really takes the biscuit. I cant even open up the internet browser without the whole thing having a meltdown and forcing to restart.

Everything, And I mean EVERYTHING takes forever. For example, I wanted to stick open office on it before I nipped out. I have been at it for an hour so far. Just because the thing cannot deal with you asking it to do anything other than look pretty without turning into a mardy teenager and refusing to respond.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Nunn on 6 Jan. 2012
Style Name: Aquamarine
I have had this Netbook for almost 2 months now and use it daily. I love the small size but decent keyboard. I do touch type and so that was an important consideration for me. The screen is sharp, the Netbook is easily carried around. I find the battery hours are good and, after using for about 4 hours, it tells me it still has a further 3+ hours to run.

I tried the Android OS but unable to use my wireless mouse and unable to use my email client (Thunderbird) so favoured Win7Starter OS. I am happy with this Starter OS and have felt no need to upgrade to Win7, nor craved to customise.

I did find the Netbook rather sluggish, especially on typing emails whereby Tb and MS Word couldn't keep up with my typing speed (and not an issue with my laptop nor PC). Opening Firefox, Thunderbird, Word seem rather slow.

However, having read many reviews stating how an upgrade to 2Gb RAM made a significant difference, I decided to do this. Unfortunatley, even with this upgrade, I've not noticed any improvement and so, on this, I am very disappointed.

I have contacted Acer to query if I'm 'missing something' but the only advice offered was to Restore to Factory Settings. I can understand the benefit of this but having set it all up, downloaded Firefox, Thunderbird, installed MS Office, and a few other applications that I use, I am not happy. If the Netbook has to go back for checking etc, it means I don't have it to use and it is specifically now when I need it so have to decide whether to go through all this or just accept it is a slow machine, although I was never expecting it to be 'whizzy'.

So, although I do love this Netbook, because of the slow performance, I don't know that I would recommend it.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By L. Miller on 31 Oct. 2011
Style Name: Burgundy Verified Purchase
I actually did the suggested package that Amazon have for this model, although I might like to add I had to pay an extra 99p for my Acer! The bag also comfortably contains the unit (but not the lead) without any problem.

It's my first netbook so I've got no expert summary of its capability compared with others. The webcam works fine and the Wordpad functions okay too. Not too sure about the internet though but that might be more to do with my modem than anything. It also seems to give you little choice but to accept the Mcafee virus trial as you turn it on and get going.

I used the memory chip that is suggested when you buy this machine on this site. It does work but, as the first reviewer says, it is very tricky to complete. I used the Youtube video to sort this out. If you do, watch it all the way through first, take your time with it and be prepared to scratch the keyboard and (especially) the back of the machine. The videos make it look easy to snap off the keyboard, battery and back compartment but that's because once you've forced it open, it seems to weaken the unit and it's much easier to open up the access after you've done it once. My recommendation is that only go for the expansion if you really will need it. I'm not sure I did and kind of regret doing it, especially as it most likely invalidates any warranty or guarantee in the future if something else goes wrong. I'm convinced that the mouse response is a bit sluggish, certainly compared to my laptop, but that may be the case with all netbooks?

Why Acer have sold it with a 1GB ram when they could've just slotted in the 2GB card for a couple of quid and got even more of a competitive advantage is beyond me!
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