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Acer Readies Aspire One Netbook with AMD Fusion

Category: CPU's, Small Form Factor
Posted: December 23, 2010 03:38AM
Author: premiumgfx

Acer is readying yet another Aspire One netbook, but this time with a twist. The Aspire One 522, or AO522 will stand out from the crowd and be based on AMD's upcoming Fusion platform. The AO522 will feature a 9W AMD C-50 "Ontario" Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) consisting of two 1GHz cores, coupled with Radeon HD 6250 graphics. The Radeon HD 6250 supports DirectX 11 and Universal Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), an impressive feat for a netbook. A 10.1" 1280x720 screen and a HDMI output finish the high-definition experience. The AO522 is rated to last 6 hours on battery. Acer did not reveal an availability date or pricing for the AO522, but I'd stay on the lookout to see how this powerful Fusion netbook performs.

 



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Locutus on December 23, 2010 03:47AM
Well, since the original Aspire one could run CS:S at lowest settings...I'd imagine this can do at least that...maybe even something like World of Warcraft. If they can release this for under 400 bucks I will definitely be getting one.
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Doc on December 23, 2010 04:10AM
Sounds awesome. I hope they make a version of it with a flip multitouch screen, so we can have netbook and tablet in one
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Ice on December 27, 2010 11:25PM
I have the AO521 which is the AMD Neo with the ATi 4225 and that can play Star Trek MMO turned down, Mass Effect 1 with some stuff on medium and played some of the slightly older FPS games such as the original Bad Company really well. The only bad thing was that it had a screen of 1200x600, but it did have an HDMI out and could push 1080p to the hotel that I stayed at that had the 1080 models... 720p was a walk in the park and I got 4 to 6 hours of battery. Best part was I got it on sale for 299 about 4 months ago. I use it every day. Even can use VS2010 and SQL2008 when I added the extra RAM. Out of all the netbooks I tested, the Acer's really stand out the most. They just have the best feel to them. For budget machine it really doesn't feel budget... but I would be the first never to buy an Acer notebook... go figure...

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