Hands on Use
Now it's time for my favorite part of the review, hands on use. Benchmarks can only tell you part of the story and that statement was never as true as it is with a netbook. The first thing I want to talk about is the screen. My dislike for all glossy screens aside, the D250 has a nice screen. The little machine has good color reproduction and decent black levels. It's bright enough to see clearly in a bright room or outside, though glare could be a problem.
Keyboards are important on all netbooks and the D250 has a nice keyboard that has everything you expect to find on a quality netbook and nothing more. The keys are well spaced, the right shift key is properly located and full size and typing feel is good. The keys offer good resistance and a nice tactile feel. Overall, the keyboard is fine even if it doesn't stand out from the crowd.
The track pad is placed very close to the keyboard and is the same color as the wrist rest area. That makes it hard to see if you are working in a room with poor lighting. The right and left buttons are under the track pad where they should be thankfully. Some users may find that the placement of the track pad makes it easy to hit with the heel of your palm when typing. I did this several times and moved the cursor, making text garbled.
My test machine lacked the WAN card, but there is an expansion port to add an internal modem, should you decide you need mobile Internet access. My test machine is Bluetooth equipped as well. The onboard sound system is decent and typical of netbooks and notebooks in general. The speakers have decent volume, but lack bass and really don't stand out from the pack. The machine is also equipped with a webcam.
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