Summary: This is, without a doubt, the slowest laptop/netbook I have ever used. Despite a 1.6 ghz processor and 1G memory, it barely moves. Even after disabling most background programs, it still crawls. Watching videos is basically impossible, and navigating the internet is excruciatingly slow. Even opening and using basic programs is slow. My daughter is unable to use her very basic graphics program on it. Don't ever buy this netbook!!
Acer Aspire ONE D260-2Dkk: I think my netbook's Ace-r!
8 October 2013
Summary: I already owned a laptop, which I sometimes took to work for personal use but which practically filled my workbag and was quite heavy, so I bought this netbook to fill that particular role. I liked the sound of it's dimensions, and my needs were pretty limited really - Office applications and wireless Internet access pretty much covers them!
Pros: Decent sized keyboard, good performance, good battery life, good value for its price, sleek feel
Cons: Obvious potential shortcomings for some in terms of physical size of the screen and keyboard
Summary: This is a really great little netbook. It has a very functional sized keyboard - unlike some other netbooks which I have used previously. Although the description of "full sized" which was advertised when I bought it was quite misleading as the keys are closer together if not marginally smaller.
Pros: light, fast, fantastic value
Cons: speakers aren't great, though headphones are fine
Excerpt: "I received an acer aspire one for Christmas and have been really impressed. It is really compact and easy to use. I have also been really impressed with it's performance-it's really fast and slimline. It would even fit inside a regular sized handbag! I personally do not need a DVD drive so it is perfect for me. There is a webcam on the product which I have not used yet but have went on to explore what it was like. It seems to be of quite good quality ...
Excerpt: "This laptop is the best one I ever experienced. It has a great, longer lasting battery life, excellent appearance, and the overall performance is wonderful. It's also very easy to use and easy to travel with. It can be easily used at home, in the office, and for traveling. If you enjoy using web cam this laptop is also right for you. The web cam is very clear. People will be able to see you very clearly. The microphone is also very good. I really ...
Pros: Excellent appearance, portable, and great performance .
Excerpt: "I bought my Aspire One on a recent business trip to Canada. It is a beautiful little machine, feels good and chunky and has everything a small brother or sister to a desktop should have. It's speedy enough when doing all the things one loves to do; sufing, writing, calculating and the like and it's certainly a treat to carry around. Is it value for money? Well, that's a good question, since nearly all the net books I came accross cost almost exactly ...
Summary: I have read the other comments and so thought I would add a few of my own. This listing shows the battery life as 4 hours because it is only a 3 cell battery supplied. Look at other Amazon listings for the D260 with a 6 cell battery for much longer life. Also, the Windows 7 starter edition uses up more power than the Windows XP version which also results in less battery life.