Acer has new AMD-powered Aspire One netbooks


Acer has just announced that it will be offering a couple more versions of their highly popular Aspire One netbooks, although these won’t sport the hugely popular Atom processor but will instead throw in the powerful Athlon II Neo processors complete with AMD-based high-definition capabilities. We’re talking about the 11.6-inch Aspire One AO721 and the 10.1-inch Aspire One AO521, where both models were specially designed for ultra-portability and usability, and are more than capable of delivering high-definition graphics and video playback, alongside smooth communications. Targeting the US market, both the Aspire One AO721 and AO521 are available at retail and e-tail outlets with prices starting from $429.99 and $349.99, respectively.

Both models will sport the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor that have been specially optimized for improved energy efficiency and designed to deliver balanced performance required if one were to make full use of the netbook while enjoying multiple applications and features. You will also find that either netbook is no slouch when it comes to graphical performance, where the ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics has 384MB of dedicated system memory to help you out further if you decide to indulge in some games,

The Aspire One AO721 is equipped with a high-definition 11.6-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display that offers the largest viewing area on an Acer netbook to date. It will come in a black matte, mesh-textured cover that ensures you won’t need to wipe away fingerprints too often due to smudging. Measuring less than an inch thin and tipping the scales at 3 pounds, the Aspire One AO721 is not lacking hardware wise, with a full-sized keyboard for more accurate and comfortable typing, 2GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 250GB hard drive.

As for the ultra-mobile Aspire One AO521 netbook, you get a HD 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display, a 93%-sized keyboard, 1GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 250GB hard drive. This is a fingerprint magnet though, no thanks to its smooth, glossy exterior so make sure you have a cleaning cloth handy always.

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Jake C Says: June 19, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Ok, what’s the power requirements of this CPU, and also how long does the battery last, and what’s the actual rating on the battery? Mhmm, puff pieces are fantastic for things that seem to matter but I like practicality. No thank you. I like AMD but based on the information you gave, no way am I going to buy this laptop – there’s simply not enough information. But hey I give you mad props for the vanity card features listed, which accounts for 95% of all advertising puff tactics.

Mansoor Ahmed Says: June 21, 2010 at 3:31 am

Personally I don’t like AMD, the reason being I am an Asian and the temperature here rises too much around 51 degrees. That is the only reason. While looking at the specs of the netbook, weight is ok as well 3 pounds is ok, i won’t be tired while handing it or hanging it!

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