Acer has been making netbooks long enough to know what the users of today are really looking for. With internet dongles available with most service providers and with 3G materializing slowly, connectivity can easily be termed as an important requirement. Acer must have spotted that requirement when they launched the Aspire One D260. But is 3G so important that you invest in it? Let’s see what the D260 has to offer and whether it really is worth your money.
A neat and tiny netbook
The fact that the D260 does not have a Chiclet keyboard design is a turn off. Although the keys are sufficiently big, you won’t have an error-free typing experience due to the cramped design. Adding to that, the keys are also a bit hard to press. In terms of comfort, the D260’s keyboard feels very average. The one thing that does look appealing is the power button, which is located over the keyboard at the top-left corner on a slight depression. The trackpad is another aspect that feels nice, smooth and easy to use.
Do you want to pay only for that little thing?
In terms of build quality, there is nothing complain about in the D260. Right from the lid, to the bezel around the screen, the trackpad and the bottom all of them are built really well. So to sum it up, the Aspire One D260 is strictly average when talking about its design and build quality.
Well placed ports are easy to reach and use
Other than that, the USB ports are all placed well and are pretty easy to reach and use. The multi-card reader slot on the right is another neat feature and that too is placed pretty well and easy to use. The D260 also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity which is pretty standard in most netbooks nowadays, nevertheless these connectivity options are good additions to the existing 3G connectivity.
The little SIM card slot for your 3G card
The specifications of the Aspire One D260 include a single core Intel Atom N450 CPU clocked at 1.66 GHz, 1 GB DDR RAM and a 160 GB HDD. The specs make the D260 look like an average netbook but let’s check out the performance to actually gauge how well the D260 actually does.
Scores say it all
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