Acer Aspire One D260-23797 review: Acer Aspire One D260-23797

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Acer Aspire D260 Avg watts/hour
Off (60%) 0.35
Sleep (10%) 0.51
Idle (25%) 3.83
Load (05%) 13.45
Raw kWh Number 16.57
Annual power consumption cost $1.88

Annual power consumption cost
Acer Aspire One D260-23797
$1.88 
Samsung N150-11
$2.96 
HP Mini 210
$2.99 

The low-power components in the Acer Aspire D260 pay off when it comes to battery life. The included six-cell battery ran for 4 hours and 52 minutes in our video playback battery drain test, which is very good for a Netbook, but not extraordinary. Some models can run nearly 2 hours more per charge, but using the system for casual Web and productivity use will also net you a longer running time.

Acer includes a standard one-year warranty with the system, and the support Web site is good at providing a list of appropriate driver software and FAQ pages for your particular model of laptop. Discovering the telephone support number is not as easy; after several minutes of circular linking, we gave up and Googled it. Try 800-816-2237 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CST, but you'll need your system's serial or SSID number, which is inconveniently found only on a sticker inside the battery compartment, under the battery.

Jalbum photo conversion test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire One D260-23797
167 
HP Mini 210
176 

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire One D260-23797
3,024 
Samsung N150-11
3,217 
HP Mini 210
3,274 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire One D260-23797
749 
HP Mini 210
820 

Video playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Acer Aspire One D260-23797
292 
Samsung N150-11
280 
HP Mini 210
274 
Dell Inspiron M101z
217 

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System configurations:

Acer Aspire One D260-23797
Windows 7 Starter; 1.83GHz Intel Atom N475; 1024MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 250MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Dell Inspiron M101z
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit); 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz; 384MB (Dedicated) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP Mini 210
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 250MB (Shared) Intel GMA 3150; 160GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

Asus Eee PC 1018PB-BK801
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Samsung N150-11
Windows 7 Starter; 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450; 1024MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 256MB (Shared) Mobile Intel GMA 3150; 250GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

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Acer Aspire One D260-23797

Part Number: LU.SC00D.178 Released: Aug 1, 2010

MSRP: $329.99

See manufacturer website for availability.

Quick Specifications See All

  • Release date Aug 1, 2010
  • Color Black
  • Installed Size 1 GB