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Acer Aspire One 521-3530

Specifications

Acer Aspire One 521-3530Notebook: Acer Aspire One 521-3530 (Aspire One 521 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K125
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:9, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 521-3530

80% Acer Aspire One 521-3530 10.1-inch Netbook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's Aspire One 521 is definitely shaking up the netbook market by offering a significant boost in performance both for general applications and graphics. This netbook is fully capable of HD video playback and is a step up from the average Intel Atom based model. Battery life is better than past AMD netbooks but still falls short of the class leading Atom netbooks.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

ATI Radeon HD 4225: Onboard graphics card (in the RS880M chipset) that is able to decode HD videos (thanks to the UVD2). Technically a slower clocked HD 4250.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


K125: Slow entry level single core CPU for small and light laptops. Still faster as 1.6 Ghz Atom based systems.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire One 521
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.266 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11 (665D830)
Athlon II Neo K345, 11.6", 1.353 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13 (665D817)
Turion II Neo K685, 13.3", 1.775 kg
» Packard Bell dot a-R-010UK
Athlon II Neo K145, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-NVZ3BUK
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 11-658D817
Athlon II Neo K325, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron M301z
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge 13-658D842
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-2140ef
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion dm3-2160ef
Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire 1551-5448
Turion II Neo K625, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 11 2545-24G
Athlon II Neo K325, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» MSI Wind U250
Athlon II Neo K325, 12.1", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L645D-S4037
Phenom II X3 P820, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235-S1345
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T215D-S1140
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1340
Athlon II Neo K325, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» HP Pavilion dm1-2000
Athlon II Neo K325, 11.6", 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721-12B8rr
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Dell Inspiron M101z
Athlon II Neo K325, 11.6", 1.56 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T230
Core i3 330M, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Toshiba Satellite T235D-S1345RD
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Gateway LT3201u
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.25 kg
» Dell Inspiron M301z
Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.831 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721-3574
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L665D-S5066
Turion II P520, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Toshiba Satellite A665D-S6051
Phenom II X4 P920, 16.0", 2.9 kg
» Acer Aspire One 721
Athlon II Neo K125, 11.6", 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 1551-32B2G32n
Athlon II Neo K325, 11.6", 1.334 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-09- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)