Price: Approximately £170
Size: 10.1 inches
Weight: 1.25 kg
Battery Life: 4 hours
Processor Speed: Intel Atom N455 1.66 GHz
Hard Drive: 250 GB
RAM: 1GB DDR3 SD RAM
Acer have rebranded a number of their netbooks under the name of eMachines and their latest offering the eMachines E355 is proving to be one of their big sellers and contender for the best small laptop title.
The Acer build quality is evident as soon as you open the box, the neat matte finish looks stylish and avoids fingerprint marking. The 10.1 inch display is impressive, with colours looking clear and bright. The graphics are powered by the netbook’s Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 and watching movies or video is crisp and smooth.
What we really liked was the thickness, at just 1 inch the netbook proves to be compact and thin as well as still being extremely sturdy. Clearly Acer have learnt experience from their previous efforts at producing small laptops. For users who are on the go, this netbook will be the perfect solution.
The keyboard is set up well and is easy to type on, with gaps between each key, good for people with larger fingers. The touchpad comes with multi gesture technology, allowing you to scroll up and down and zoom in and out of apps using the pinch functionality.
The netbook comes powered by the Intel Atom N455 processor, a standard in the majority of small laptops. The 1GB RAM is also plenty to run multiple tasks and ensure the netbook is responsive, and there is also the ability to upgrade to 2GB. The eMachines E355 also has a whopping 250 GB hard drive, allowing you to store plenty of music and video.
Battery life is a little bit disappointing in comparison to other netbooks available on the market. The maximum life available is around 4 hours which is below average.
Processor: Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3 (1 X 1024Mb)
Screen: 10.1″ (25.7cm) CineCrystal LED TFT LCD (1024×600)
Graphics: Intel GMA 3150 Dynamic Video Memory Technology 4.0
Hard Drive: 250 Gb 5400rpm S-ATA
Optical Drive: NO
Network: Fast Ethernet, WIFI IEEE 802.11b/n
USB: 2 USB ports (left side of keyboard)
Battery: Lithium Ion 6 cell Maximum Battery Run (4 Hours)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Others: 1 x Audio-out,
Dimensions: 25.9 cm x 18.5 cm x 2.4 cm
Weight: 1.25 Kg