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Acer Aspire One D270 Windows 10 Review in 2024!

This tiny Notebook does not give up! We’ve upgraded to another Acer laptop (Review) but it astounds me how Acer managed to pull this! A Notebook capable of Windows 10 on an Intel Atom processor with just 2GB RAM.

You must be thinking; How well it works? Should you upgrade to Windows 10 on this tiny machine? So Acer Aspire One D270 Windows 10 Review is important to you! Therefore, without saying much, let’s get started!

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Acer Aspire One D270 Windows 10 Review

This is Acer Aspire One D270. I bought this notebook with Windows 7 Starter out of the box. If you don’t know Windows 7 Starter was a scaled-down version of Windows Home. It was so scaled-down that changing the wallpaper was like a nightmare!

There was no Windows Aero theme on it hence the graphics were non-existent with no animations, etc.

In short, the UI was not a good-looking one. Since it was lightweight, the machine performance was decent with tasks like MS Word 2003, Google Chrome, etc. Things became interesting when I upgraded to Windows 10. 

Initial Experience With Windows 10

I was very excited to install Windows 10. However, there were a few things that immediately gave me a bummer. The brightness is not adjustable and stays maximum all the time even today! The reason for this issue is the integrated Intel GMA 3600 which is not supported by Windows 10!

The support for that card was withdrawn way before the release of Windows 10. So be prepared to manage that.

Leaving that aside, things have improved A LOT! Windows 10 is a feature-loaded operating system from Microsoft that with time has evolved so much in these years that it’s almost perfect for everything.

Upgrading from Windows 7 Starter was the best thing to happen. I never thought it could be done considering the hardware of the device. Even though it supported Acer’s laptop list, this model isn’t mentioned.

One day when I heard all the devices running Windows 7 would be upgraded to Windows 10, I was waiting for that day to come. And today I have been using this notebook for a very long time with Windows 10 and have good and bad things to talk about. 

Windows 10 Pros

Windows 7 VS Windows 10

The primary reason is the Dark Mode. As you know the brightness toggle does not work Dark mode is a blessing in disguise! It helps to turn the UI dark so it doesn’t harm the eyes as regular mode does. And on top of it, the dark mode also looks cool!

With Windows 10 the trackpad gestures have improved many times. You will enjoy swiping in or out of photos and sliding the page.

The best thing in Windows 10 is access to the Windows Store. There are plenty of daily-use apps like Twitter, Instagram, Messenger, Pinterest, etc that you can install and make your life easier. 

Windows 10 has Tiles on the Start menu that look like widgets on Android smartphones. Just like widgets clicking on the icons will open the specific app without you going into the list and searching for the app! It saves time. 

Microsoft has pulled its strings with its new browser, Edge! There is no comparison between it and the Internet Explorer. It is modern and the results are shown fast.

The mail app on Windows 10 is very productive as it saves time compared to the browser login of the website. Having an App to do the thing makes it so easy and instant!

My home computer and this Notebook are logged in with the same Live ID therefore all the settings and internet history are available on both. So I can switch to any device instantly without any issues.

You can search anything from apps to folders, to the control panel, to updates by simply clicking the Start button, and making a search for what you are looking for. So if you are running low on time you can search rather than navigate to the folder or installed software.

After altering a few settings according to my needs on Windows 10 I can increase my work-from-home productivity

Windows 10 Cons

Upgrading to Windows 10 just not only brought happiness! Let me break it for you. It lags, A lot! Maybe it’s just that the processor and RAM can’t take anymore. But patience is the key!

Don’t expect it to work like a charm because it struggles and takes time to turn on. If you plan on doing something resource-consuming like Google Chrome or Microsoft Office, give it a fair time to process the loading.

Sometimes it feels that your command is ignored but that’s not the case. It takes around 10 seconds to open File Explorer if Edge is in the background.

I am still using the stock battery that came with the laptop. So the Battery backup is around 1 hour. I can’t 100% blame Windows 10 for that. It can be the dying battery which is 8 years old now. So, keeping a charger handy will be a good call.

Full brightness puts a lot of strain on the eyes hence I don’t use this notebook after evening.   

What To Expect With Windows 10 On Acer Aspire One D270?

Microsoft Windows 10 is great and there’s no denying it, but the hardware of this machine prevents it from experiencing Windows 10’s full potential. You need to have patience after just turning it on. Afterwards it’ picks up pace.

You can make some changes in the Settings to make Windows 10 faster. If you are keen to have Acer Aspire D270 run Windows 10 smoothly, you’ll need to upgrade the RAM and get an SSD. Don’t expect it to be quick to solve your query. The old hardware is on its last legs. Have patience.

Will I Ever Downgrade To Windows 7?

Definitely no! I am indulged in Windows 10 and I can’t downgrade to any previous version, even 8.1. It’s not bad at all it’s just the UI impresses me. Edge browser, Mail app, Microsoft Store, Dark Mode, and Light Light are the features that restrict me from going back.

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