Acer Launches Aspire One AO522 Netbook Powered by AMD Fusion APU & ATI Radeon HD Graphics

Acer has announced new version of its popular Aspire One netbook, the Acer Aspire One AO522 Netbook PC which comes equipped with just announced AMD Fusion APU platform and features 10-inch display and ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics.

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The new Acer Aspire One AO522 series notebook is based on the latest Vision Technology from AMD allowing users to now enjoy smooth and comfortable HD contents playback, faster Internet operation and finer online gaming experience with the new VAIO YB series.

The AMD Fusion APU platform (AMD A50M Fusion Chipset) was announced recently at CES 2011 in Las Vegas that involves combination of a AMD CPU and ATi GPU. The Aspire One AO522 netbook features a dual-core AMD Ontario APU running at 1.6 GHz and combines a GPU, ATi Radion 6250 with DX11 graphics that is claimed to delivers overall 65% faster graphics performance and the combination of both these processors claim to deliver greater power efficiency with over 10 hours of battery life.

Updated with fresh new ID treatments and powerful AMD Fusion APU platform, the Acer Aspire One AO522 netbook features a 10.1-inch display and is designed for ultra-portability and usability, delivering high-definition graphics and video playback, and smooth communications.

Housed in a black matte, mesh-textured cover which limits fingerprints and smudging, the Aspire One AO522 netbook is sleek and portable at less than one-inch thin and about 1.28 kgs in weight.

The Acer Aspire One AO522 also features ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics with 1GB video memory, allowing users vigorously multitask, even with visually-intense, high-def applications, while freely exploring the Internet, sending and receiving emails, watching videos and playing games — all on the go and untethered from a power source

The Aspire One AO522 netbook is equipped with a high-definition 10.1-inch CrystalBrite WXGA LED backlit display, offering the largest viewing area on an Acer netbook.

With Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed, the Aspire One AO522 netbook boasts a 93%-sized keyboard, enabling users more accurate and comfortable typing, in a footprint smaller than a magazine. The netbook includes 1GB of DDR3 memory and up to a 250GB 5400 rpm internal hard drive, providing plenty of storage space for mobile enthusiasts.

Available in two fashionable, patterned designs in black and brown, the Aspire One AO522 netbooks feature a smooth, glossy exterior and comes equipped with Bluetooth for seamless connectivity to a variety of devices and Windows 7 Starter.

Weighing just 1.3 kgs, the Aspire One AO522 netbooks also feature HDMI connectivity for enjoying high-definition entertainment on large external displays. To remain connected wirelessly, the Aspire One netbooks features 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet LAN connectivity.

The Aspire One AO522 netbooks also come equipped with a built-in webcam, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and video conferences. A built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.

Other features includes Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Multi-Gesture Touchpad for intuitive navigation, built-in 1.3 megapixel webcam, 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI digital out port, and 6-cell Li-ion 4400 mAh battery.

Price and Availability

The Acer Aspire One AO522 comes with Windows 7 Starter edition and is available for $329.99 or about Rs. 15,050 with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty. Acer has not revealed Aspire One AO521 prices or availability in India market as yet.

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