The Acer Aspire One D260 (AOD260) is one of Acer’s latest 10.1-inch netbooks. While it builds on the previous AOD250, it has the same design as the Aspire One 521, but it keeps its Intel Atom hardware, rather than featuring AMD’s as in the 521.
The 10.1-inch netbook has a standard 1024 x 768 pixel resolution LCD, and is available in a number of different configurations all making use of the Intel Atom processor and GMA 3150 graphics.
I’m currently looking forward to getting my hands on the AOD260 for my own review. But in the meantime, LaptopMag reviewed a configuration of the Acer Aspire One D260 that features the 1.83GHz Intel Atom N470 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and 802.11b/g/n WiFi.
They said that the Acer D260 “feels feather-light” at just 2.6 pounds, and measuring 10.2 x 7.3 x 0.9 inches. They found its performance to be on par with other Atom powered netbooks, and were very impressed with its very attractive price tag of just $299.
They also like its “attractive design” and liked its trackpad, saying it was large for a netbook, and also mentioned that it ran cool. They weren’t too impressed with its battery life, managing to last about 5 hours.
It seems as if the Acer Aspire One D260 has taken a small hit on its battery life in order to keep its price low, and its build quality high.
If ultra long battery life of over 10 hours is important to you, then the Acer D260 might not be the netbook for you. But on the other hand, if the five hour battery life is enough for you, then for just $299 you can pickup one of the very latest netbook on the market.