Acer Aspire One D150 review: Acer Aspire One D150

The system ran for an impressive 6 hours and 17 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, using the included six-cell battery. Note that our test unit had a slightly beefed-up battery (5800mAH versus 4400mAH) compared to what it will ship with, and we'll retest with the official six-cell battery when we get our hands on one, but we expect you'll still get 5-plus hours. The trade-off, of course, is the system's weight and size (as the battery is heavy and sticks out from the back).

The Aspire One includes an industry-standard, one-year, parts-and-labor warranty, but the company has a confusing maze of overlapping support Web sites. The tech support number is impossible to find (it's 800-816-2237), but we were eventually able to locate basic driver downloads on Acer's site.

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)

Video playback battery drain test
(Longer bars indicate better performance)

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Acer Aspire One AOD150
Windows XP Home SP2; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 224MB Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Hitachi 5400rpm

HP Mini 2140
Windows XP Home SP2; 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 224MB Mobile Intel GMA 950; 160GB Toshiba 5400rpm

Sony Vaio P
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 500; Samsung 64GB SSD

Dell Inspiron Mini 9
Windows XP Home Edition SP3; 1.6GHz Intel Atom; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; 64MB Mobile Intel 945 Express; STEC 16GB SSD