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 One 521 netbook in HD video test

May 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm

AAO 521Acer officially revealed a new line-up of AMD-powered 10-inch and 11.6-inch netbooks earlier this week. The AAO 521 has a 10-inch display and comes with a 1.2GHz single-core AMD V105 processor along with ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics with HDMI out. The latter highlights the confidence in its ability to handle HD video, even though the screen only has a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.

A couple of videos have appeared from Notebook and nDevil that give an idea of how well it plays HD video content. As you’ll see HD content seemed to play ok, although the same can’t be said for YouTube HD that seemed to stutter. This could be a driver issue so I wouldn’t get too disheartened if you were eyeing the AAO 521. Check out the videos after the jump. Read more

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

Acer Aspire One 521: AMD powered 10” netbook with HDMI

April 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Acer Aspire One 521Acer has a new AMD-powered netbook on the horizon called the Aspire One 521. Trusted source macles has come up with the details who says that this 10-inch model will feature the AMD V105 processor. This CPU will not be formally announced until May, but we know that it is the slowest single-core of the “Nile” platform. It is clocked at 1.2GHz and comes with 512KB L2 Cache, a TDP of 9W and DDR3 support.

The AMD V105 CPU is paired with the AMD M880G chipset. The AAO 521 will also come with the as yet unannounced ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics core that has 384MB of dedicated video memory. Performance is unknown although I wouldn’t expect ION levels of graphical fidelity, however a HDMI port will be included. Read more