Acer Aspire One 522 and Aspire One 722 Granted Processor and Graphics Enhancement

September 28, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Acer’s Aspire One 522 and Aspire One 722 are getting a makeover with some powerful hardware additions. Both these netbooks from Asus were the first ones to pack AMD’s Fusion Ontario APU and built-in Radeon HD 6250 graphics.

Now the company has notched things up a little more. Where before it held 1 GHz AMD C-50 processors, the netbooks will now hold 1.33 GHz AMD C-60 dual core processors along with powerful Radeon HD 6290 graphics.

While they are a tad behind the desktop class, with the new enhancements, the Acer Aspire One 522 10-inch netbook and Aspire One 722 11.6-inch model should be able to give a decent power performance without gobbling up extra energy. The new C-60 chip has a Thermal Design Power of 9W, similar to the old C-50 processor.

 

The Aspire One 522 netbook sports a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. You get 1GB of RAM or more if you wish so.

The Aspire One 722, on the other hand, has an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. RAM up to 4GB and 500GB of hard drive space is available.

Both the netbooks support 802.11b/g/n WiFi and carries 6 cell batteries, and flash card readers. Acer hasn’t disclosed when they will be bringing the devices into the US, so if you fancy getting one of them, you would have to cross the ocean.

In Europe, The Aspire One 522 costs 250 Euros ($340 US), while its sibling costs 400 Euros ($544 US).

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