Acer Aspire One D260 (1270)
Acer is one of the first dual-core Atom for netbooks on the market prices of competitors to overcome. Although the Aspire One D255 has a striking design, excellent performance and low price of $ 329, flaky touchpad and other disadvantages outweigh the advantages. This time, Acer Aspire One has decided to award the D260 offers a wave of dual-core, correcting the error of his predecessor, and includes features not usually found in laptops are not - as 2 GB of RAM, Home Premium Windows. These benefits come from the higher price of $ 399 (if you think it is 40 dollars cheaper, can be found online). D260 is better than its predecessors and competitors $ 299 netbook?
10.2 x 7.3 x 0.95 Slim-inch netbook certain wow factor when it comes to appearance. Between the blade and aerodynamic front face and aquamarine, D260 provides, where the owner. Netbook in black, charcoal, pink and purple, each with a theme of snow.
Unlike cost Toshiba NB505 mini blue, D260, not only on the cover, is a bridge to the black keyboard cover. Blue backlight button in the upper left is not for the color very well, but less arguing.
Although it weighs less than most other netbooks - £ 2.6 instead of 2.8 - the Aspire One D260 feels lighter, perhaps because of the compact. We want the tiles on the floor is smooth and separates in one piece, similar to what we see netbooks and subnotebooks HP last year. This makes it easy to upgrade components.
During the testing and use, the D260 has remained relatively cool. We measure the temperature between the G and H (84 degrees Celsius) on the touchpad (81 degrees), the center of the bottom (87 degrees) and found them all well below our limit. However, the area affected by the hole, instead of 104 degrees, which causes some discomfort when we were kneeling on a netbook.
Acer FineTip keyboard is a little 'tight on the D260. The course is flat as a chiclet keyboard, but the keys are together as a conventional keyboard. This agreement has led some mistakes, but at least the same key, provided powerful commentary.
3.0 x 1.5 inch multi-touch touchpad is nice and wide and has the same good around the bridge, there are rules to be both visually and by touch to distinguish. We were able to Multi-Touch gestures to perform and easy to learn something of nervousness, we have seen on the Aspire One D255. A long bar with the mouse buttons on the D260 has a certain stiffness. We prefer two buttons, but at least long enough to distinguish between right and left.