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
Summary: These days, netbook makers have to offer something special in order to justify a price above $300. Between the 2GB of RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium, and a decent keyboard and touchpad combo, the Acer Aspire One D260 does just that. Still, we give a slight edge to the Samsung NF310, which, for the same price, has a more distinctive design, a higher-resolution display, and better audio.
Pros: Lightweight and slim, 2GB of RAM, Good performance, Windows 7 Home Premium instead of Windows 7 Starter
Cons: Loud color may put off some, Area near vent gets quite warm, Tinny speakers
Excerpt: Billed as a perfect laptop for students the Acer Aspire One D260 features a compact 10.1-inch screen with an Intel Atom processor, 1024MB of RAM, 160GB hard drive and Windows 7 operating system.
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.
Summary: For the price, you get a decent 10-inch netbook with a fresh new look, standard performance and features, and very good battery life. But it doesnâ€™t come with the Windows 7 operating system, settling for Windows XP instead.
The netbook doesnâ€™t come with extra features like a pre-OS, face-recognition tool, more RAM or larger hard drive.
Acer Aspire One D260-23797 – With a new Intel Atom processor
25 August 2010
Excerpt: The Aspire One series of Netbooks have been really popular amongst the Acer’s laptop lineup and this is because the company has kept the prices really low. It also offers decent design and good construction. The latest Aspire One laptop to turn up in my labs was the Acer Aspire One D260-23797. This is one of the D260’s fixed configurations and each of them comes with a bit of different components.
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.