June 18, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Acer’s first 10-inch netbook the Aspire 532G has reportedly been cancelled according to Pierre from Blogeee. Apparently, technical problems meant that the Acer and Nvidia teams could not deliver on the performance front and hence cancelled the netbook. To be honest, this all sounds a bit too vague. Surely, other manufacturers are prepping 10-inch netbooks so why is Acer having difficulty?
If true, it would be a big blow to Acer and leave the ION netbook market pretty much to Asus. It’s not clear whether this cancellation is on a global basis, although if those technical issues are true, then I don’t see why region would make a difference.
May 28, 2010 at 7:39 am
Acer is set to launch its own DDR3 10.1-inch netbook called the Aspire One 533. It will be powered by the upcoming DDR3-enabled N455 and N475 Atom processors. The benefits of DDR3 memory is that it needs only 1.5V, which is 0.3v less than DDR2 memory. This should in theory result in longer runtimes.
macles says that the battery life of the AO533 will be 10 hours and it will come with optional Bluetooth 3.0 support. There are a few design differences too, including a touchpad that rests in a chrome bed. Hard specs aren’t known right now, but don’t expect anything different over the current norm (1GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter). We’re likely to hear more on availability and pricing at next week’s Computex show in Taipei. Click through for a number of photos. Read more
May 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm
Acer has revealed a new 10.1-inch netbook called the Aspire One 360. It appears to be the Intel variant of the Aspire One 521. The name purposely hints at a 360 degree design, although I haven’t noticed any changes to the typical netbook design.
Specifications for the AAO 360 haven’t been revealed although we know it will come in four colours (Onyx Black, Think Pink, Moon Shadow and Cool Purple). There doesn’t appear to be any access panels and the battery panel is flush. Check out a promo video of the Aspire One 360 after the jump. Read more
May 15, 2010 at 6:33 pm
Acer 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 Journal.de 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
May 12, 2010 at 8:27 am
Acer 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
April 19, 2010 at 7:31 pm
Acer 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
March 31, 2010 at 6:18 pm
Acer is preparing to launch a Pine Trail update to last years Aspire One D250 dual-booting netbook. The AAO D260 will also dual-boot Android with Windows. Little other details are known right now, although Acer’s mobile product manager, Martino Mombrini, apparently revealed that the chassis will be getting a redesign.
Mombrini also confirmed that Acer will be launching a Google Chrome OS netbook during Q3 and that they are working closely “with the guys at Google”. We’ll keep you posted on any further details.
Via Electric Pig.
March 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Pricing details for the Acer Aspire One 752 CULV-based ultra-thin are starting to come through. Notebook Italia is reporting that there will be two configurations using the 1.3GHz Intel Celeron 743 processor. The AAO 752-742w in white costs €449, whilst the black AAO 752-742Gk will cost €549 but comes with integrated 3G.
The AAO 752 has an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) ultra-thin device supporting up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD. It measures just 22m in thickness and weighs 1.40kg. It comes with a full-size Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad. You’ll also find a HDMI and VGA/LAN ports that are placed in the back corners of the body. Other features include Wi-Fi, webcam, Dolby-optimised audio and optional Bluetooth 2.1/integrated 3G. The battery is quoted to last for around 5 hours. Check out the full specs of both SKUs after the break. Read more
March 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm
Acer has revealed the Aspire One 752 ultra-thin notebook. The Aspire One 752 is the update to the AAO 751 and as you can guess by the minor model change, there’s not too much different. The AAO 752 is an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) ultra-thin device powered by the Intel Celeron 743 ULV processor, GS45 Express Chipset and GMA 4500MHD graphics. It will support up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD.
It certainly lives up to its ‘ultra-thin’ category name, measuring just 22m in thickness and weighing 1.40kg. It comes with a full-size Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad. You’ll also find a HDMI and VGA/LAN ports that are placed in the back corners of the body. Other features include Wi-Fi, webcam, Dolby-optimised audio and optional Bluetooth 2.1/integrated 3G. The battery is quoted to last for around 5 hours. Read more
February 27, 2010 at 5:31 pm
The Acer Aspire One 532G is the world’s first 10-inch netbook to be armed with next generation Nvidia ION graphics. It was announced last week at the MWC show in Barcelona and we managed to get hands on with the device at a press event in London earlier this week.
The AAO 532G is expected to launch in late April/early May and will come in two configurations. The 1GB RAM/160GB HDD combo will cost £349, whilst a 2GB RAM/320GB HDD combo will cost £399. These prices are not set in stone and depending on exchange rates may end up costing another £30 more. However, Acer is keen not to price the higher end SKU above £400 if they can help it. Read more
February 21, 2010 at 9:01 pm
The Acer Aspire One 532G emerged as the first officially announced Nvidia ION 2 netbook earlier this week. This is despite still knowing very little about the “next generation ION” apart from the evidence suggesting it will be a discrete GPU part, possibly the GeForce GT218.
The 10-inch AAO 532G netbook was on show at MWC in Barcelona this week and NetbookNews managed to do some sneaky testing to see how ‘next-gen’ the new ION really is. They conducted the 3DMark03 graphics benchmark test on the netbook and initial results don’t look too promising for those hoping ION 2 would be a leap in performance over the original. Read more
February 15, 2010 at 12:00 pm
The Acer Aspire One 532G will be the first Pine Trail netbook to sport Nvidia ION 2 graphics along with Nvidia’s Optimus power-saving technology. Details on the ION 2 implementation are still scant however we have been told it is a GeForce G218 part with dedicated 512MB memory.
The Aspire One 532G will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, 2GB RAM, a 320GB HDD and a 10-inch high-resolution display. As you would expect it also comes with a HDMI out and optional 3G. Acer says that the netbook will have a 10-hour battery life, this falls to five hours if using ION 2 graphics constantly. Read more
December 31, 2009 at 10:39 am
The Acer Aspire One 532 will be the company’s first Intel Pine Trail netbook. We’ve already come across the specifications that include a 10.1-inch high-resolution (1280 x 720) display and 1.66GHz N450 Atom Pineview processor. The first pictures of the AAO 532 have been spotted at a couple of retailers. Check out a few larger pictures after the break.
The Aspire One 532 will come with 1GB RAM, a 160GB/250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. Other features include a 3-cell battery, 5-in-1 card reader, 0.3MP webcam, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and three USB ports. It will be available in four different colours (Blue, Red, Black and Silver). It has dimensions of 22.9 x 31.5 x 11cm and weighs 1.25kg.
Update: The Acer Aspire One 532h has now been officially announced. It comes with a choice of two 6-cell batteries, a 4400mAh battery for 8 hours of use and a 5600mAh battery for 10 hours of usage.
December 10, 2009 at 8:44 pm
Acer is preparing a new 10.1-inch netbook armed with an Intel Pineview processor. The Acer Aspire One 532 (AO532h) is listed on Acer’s driver pages and it seems that this model is already listed by some e-tailers where the specs were found.
The Aspire One 532 will come with a 10.1-inch high resolution (1280 x 720) display and will be powered by the upcoming 1.66GHz Intel Pineview N450 Atom processor and GMA 3150 graphics. It will also come with 1GB RAM, a 160GB/250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter.
Other features include a 3-cell battery, 5-in-1 card reader, 0.3MP webcam and three USB ports. It will be available in four different colours (Blue, Red, Black and Silver) and prices look like they’ll start from €299. If that price is true, Acer could have a winner on their hands! Check out the evidence after the break. Read more
December 2, 2009 at 11:54 am
Acer is looking to be the first manufacturer to launch a Chrome OS netbook in the second half of 2010. The netbook has been in development since the middle of this year according to Digitimes. No specifications were given but we would expect the device to have flash storage and run either an x86 or ARM processor.
Acer was also first to market with the dual-booting Aspire One D250 Android netbook and apparently sales were not as strong as expected. This is perhaps not a surprise given the little optimization that the Android OS has seen in the move from smartphone to netbook. However, as Chrome OS is being developed for netbooks from the ground up, momentum behind Chrome OS netbooks should be higher.