New Acer netbook range now available at

June 21, 2010 at 9:38 am

Acer Aspire D260Acer announced a number of new netbooks recently. This range is now either shipping or up for pre-order in the United States through This includes the following:

- Acer Aspire One 533 for $329.99. 10-1 inch, N475 Atom, Bluetooth 3.0.

- Acer Aspire One D260 for $329.99. 10.1-inch, N450 Atom CPU.

- Acer Aspire One 521 for $349.99. 10-1 inch, 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125 CPU.

- Acer Aspire One 721 for $480.94. 11.6-inch, AMD Athlon II Neo CPU.

- Acer Aspire 1551 for $499.99. 11.6-inch, 1.3GHz dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo K3325 CPU or 1.5GHz dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo K625 CPU.

- Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T for $599.99. 11.6-inch, Intel Core i3 or Core i5.

Via Netbooked.

Acer Aspire One 521, 533, 720 and D260 gets official in US

June 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm

Acer Aspire OneAcer has officially released four new Aspire One netbooks the US complete with pricing information. We’ve come across all netbooks before, but as quick reminder, the 11.6-inch AO721 and 10.1-inch AO521 run an AMD Athlon II Neo processor with ATI Radeon HD4225 graphics and a HDMI output. The AO521 has Bluetooth support too.

The 10.1” AO533 will run Intel’s new DDR3-enabled N475 processor, whilst the dual-booting 10.1” AOD260 will come with the standard N450 Atom processor. All four netbooks come with a 250GB HDD and Wi-Fi(b/g/n). The AO721 gets 2GB RAM whilst the rest will ship with 1GB. Read more

Acer’s AMD-powered Aspire 721 hits US pre-order

May 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Acer Aspire 721The 11.6-inch Acer Aspire 721 has turned up for pre-order at for $429.99 in Mesh Black colour. The specific model (AO721-3574) is powered by a 1.7GHz single-core AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor and comes with ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB DDDR3 RAM and a 250GB HDD.

It features an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, 1.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g/n), Windows 7 Home Premium and a 6-cell 4400mAh battery good for 5.5 hours of runtime. Performance versus Intel Atom equivalents isn’t known right now, but at this price point it’s an enticing proposition.

Via Netbooked.

Acer reveals Aspire 521, 721 1551 AMD-powered netbooks [Video]

May 12, 2010 at 8:27 am

Acer Aspire 521Acer has revealed a new line-up of AMD-powered netbooks at an event in Cannes. This includes a 10-inch model (AAO 521) and two 11.6-inch models (Acer Aspire 721 and 1551). Subsidiary Packard Bell also announced the dot.a, a rebranded version of the 11.6-inch models above.

The Acer Aspire One 521 has a single-core 1.2GHz AMD V105 processor, DDR3 support, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics and a HDMI output. You’ll still only get a 10.1-inch (1024 x 600) display though. It comes with 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD and a 7-hour battery life. Read more