Acer Aspire One 521

Specifications

Acer Aspire One 521Notebook: Acer Aspire One 521 (Aspire One 521 Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon II Neo K125
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 4225 336 MB
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:09, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.266kg
Price: 349 euro
Average Score: 82.25% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 70%, features: 64%, display: 66% mobility: 69%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 79%

Reviews for the Acer Aspire One 521

85% Review Acer Aspire One 521 Netbook | Notebookcheck
Netbook killer. The battery life of a netbook with the performance of a subnotebook. Could the dream be realised for just €329? This 10.1-inch, AMD-based machine begins the assault on Intel’s Pine Trail netbooks. Its weapons: Athlon II Neo, DDR3 RAM, ATI HD 4225 and HDMI.
Acer Aspire One 521 review
Source: Liliputing English
I've been reviewing netbooks for well over two years at this point, and to be perfectly honest it's starting to get boring. Almost every 10 inch mini-laptop that hits the market these days has the same specs: Intel Atom processor, Intel integrated graphics, Windows 7 Starter Edition, 1GB of RAM, WiFi, and maybe Bluetooth. The Acer Aspire 521 is one of the few netbooks I've tested that really breaks the mold.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/19/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 40%
70% Acer Aspire One AO521-3782
Source: PC Mag English
What Acer does extremely well is put out aggressively priced netbooks. Though the Acer Aspire One AO521-3782 is clearly not best in class, a $350 price tag could have customers looking past the extra heat and weak speakers, and instead, focusing on the fringe benefits: It has a full size keyboard, better mouse button location, an HDMI port, and some HD benefits with the new AMD parts. If you're looking for an all-around netbook, though, spend an extra $50 and buy the HP Mini 5102 or the Editors' Choice Toshiba mini NB305-N410.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 review
Source: Engadget English
Though, if we had to choose we'd go with the 721 -- for $80 more than the 521 you get more than just a secondary machine with its wider screen and keyboard. Of course, if you consistently demand more than four hours of battery life you'll want to go with an Intel ULV laptop, but most of them cost north of $700. And well, that's exactly what AMD's going for -- Acer now has two incredibly affordable and portable laptops that pack more performance than most netbooks and budget ultraportables on the market.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: price: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Das AMD-Netbook
Source: Mobile News - 5/10 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2010
82% Klein & günstig
Source: Computerbild - 26/2010 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 73% features: 83% display: 84% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 93%
80% Test: Acer Aspire One 521 Panthera HD
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
70% Acer Aspire One 521 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 82% features: 76% display: 83% mobility: 69%
80% Kampfansage an Intel?
Source: PC Praxis - 09/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80%
94% Neuer Star unter den Mobilprozessoren?
Source: SFT - 9/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 94%
Acer Aspire One 521
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/28/2010
performance: 90%
87% Test Acer Aspire One 521 Netbook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 61% display: 86% mobility: 94% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 77% emissions: 90%
91% AMDs Atom-Killer
Source: PC Games Hardware - 8/10 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 70% mobility: 60%
73% Acer Aspire One 521
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 60%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 80%
Zum Mitnehmen
Source: c't - 14/10 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 06/01/2010
Rating: performance: 40% display: 40% mobility: 70% emissions: 80%
80% Acer Aspire One 521
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% features: 30% display: 50% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
95% Acer Aspire One 521 in prova
Source: PC World Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2010
Rating: Total score: 95%
Acer Aspire One 521 - mini notebook s AMD
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%

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.


1.266 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 %

Acer reviews


82.25%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Acer Aspire One 521-3530
Athlon II Neo K125, 1.3 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, 2010-06- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)