Acer Readies Aspire One Netbook with AMD Fusion

premiumgfx - December 23, 2010 03:38AM in CPU's, Small Form Factor

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.