Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One D260-series
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Acer Aspire One D260: If 3G is All You Really Want
3 August 2011
Summary: At a price of Rs. 17,999 (MOP) or 19,999 (MRP) the Aspire One D260 feels overpriced. In terms of performance, there’s nothing that this netbook does which the Toshiba NB520 cannot do better. Agreed that 3G compatibility is a neat feature, but for now 3G in India is not at its full-fledged best. Although a dongle for 3G is not very convenient to use, you can still go for the ASUS 1015PEM or the Toshiba NB520 which have USB ports for 3G connectivity through a dongle.
Excerpt: The AOD260 is a well-balanced dual-core netbook with a touch more pep than most and a striking LED screen. Despite the performance boost, also consider Acer's similar Aspire One D255, which sells for $50 less.
Pros: Dual-core processor, Eye-pleasing LED-backlit display, Slightly above-average performance for a netbook
Acer Aspire One D260 review – an affordable netbook you would love
8 November 2010
Conclusion: I never thought I would get to appreciate an Acer mini laptop, but the Aspire One D260 really proved me Acer netbooks evolved a lot in these last years. In fact, with products like these, there’s no wonder they are the best selling brand in this segment. Of course, the D260 is not a top-end machine, but one meant to offer the basics and satisfy customers with a limited budget and not that high expectations. And it is actually very good at fulfilling this task.
Conclusion: If you're in the market for a netbook, you're probably looking for a system that's cheap, good looking, and able to run for a whole working day. Acer's Aspire One D260 almost fits the bill. At £250, it's cheaper than many of its direct rivals but you wouldn't know it when looking at the machine; its modern style and trendy patterns don't reflect the price tag.
Summary: Acer prioritized looks and portability above longevity in the D260, but this netbook manages to be charming even with its below-average battery life. Its $299 price is equally attractive, but for the same amount you could scoop up the ASUS Eee PC 1001P, which, though it has a smaller 160GB hard drive, fared better in several performance tests, including battery life.
Summary: The Acer Aspire One D260 is a 10-inch netbook based on the Intel Pinetrail Atom N450 1.66GHz processor. But compared to the Acer Aspire One 532h, the Aspire One D260 doesn't offer anything new in terms of hardware and features.
Summary: This is another small Netbook. Here with Windows 7 Starter edition and Office 2010 Starter. So although everything is ‘basic’ it does mean that you are still using the program and tools that almost any modern business does.
Excerpt: Acer’s newest 10.1in netbook is placed towards the budget end of the market, though for netbooks it’s a pretty narrow market admittedly, with hard disk size and build-quality being the main differences between the top and bottom. Acer’s success with the D260 is to build a cut-price netbook that still looks stunning. At just 24mm high the D260 is slimmer than any netbook we've seen recently.