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Netbooks were compact, underpowered, inexpensive notebook PCs that once domainated the PC landscape  They really died off back in 2013 because of lowering demand and lackluster performance.

Wait, don’t click back yet. Really. Yeah, I know. When netbooks originally came out, they didn’t pack much power. But netbooks have really improved over the past year. The newest ones weigh 2.8 pounds, get 8 hours of battery life, and have dual core processors. Yeah, you heard that right: dual core processors.

Acer’s Aspire ONE D255-2520 is a prime example. It’s got a stylish design, a 10.1″ LCD (1024 x 600 resolution), a 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB (2GB max) 667 DDR2 RAm, and a 160GB hard drive. This machine comes with Windows 7 starter, 3 USB ports, and a keyboard that’s 93% full size. Crank it open and look inside to see its Intel NM10 Express chipset video card that handles everyday and basic 3-D games. Rounding this up is an overall battery life of 8 hours. Sweet.

Engadget calls the D255 one of the cheapest dual core netbooks around. You can spend $50 less and get a single core processor, but why? Dual core CPU’s pack much more multitasking power for the cost. You might as well spend the extra cash.

Here are the full specs:

  • Product Description: Acer Aspire ONE D255-2520, Atom N450 1.66 GHz, 10.1″ TFT
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 10.2 in x 7.3 in x 0.9 in
  • Weight: 2.8 lbs
  • System Type: Netbook
  • Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna
  • Processor: Intel Atom N450 / 1.66 GHz
  • Cache Memory: 512 KB, L2 cache
  • RAM: 1 GB (installed) / 2 GB (max), DDR2 SDRAM, 667 MHz
  • Card Reader: Yes
  • Hard Drive: 160 GB, 5400 rpm
  • Display: 10.1″ TFT 1024 x 600 ( WSVGA ), 24-bit (16.7 million colors)
  • Graphics Controller: Intel GMA 3150 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
  • Audio Output: Sound card
  • Networking: Network adapter, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
  • Wireless NIC: Acer InviLink Nplify
  • Notebook Camera: Integrated, 1.3 Megapixel
  • Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
  • Power: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
  • Battery: Lithium ion
  • Run Time (Up To): 8 hour(s)
  • Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
  • Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.
  • Environmental Standards: ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty
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