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Acer Aspire One 522 specs leaked

The latest in the Aspire One series will be powered by an AMD Fusion APU

Remember the AMD Fusion platform? Well we haven’t heard of a lot of devices being powered by this new piece of technology from the major chip maker, but now we have something from Acer which relates to this. We have reports of leaks of the Acer Aspire One 522 laptop which is supposedly a Fusion-powered device.

The Aspire One 522 carries over the same chassis from the existing 10-inch Aspire One 521, but under the hood it’s a totally different machine. The newbie from Asus will be equipped with processing power courtesy the AMD Fusion C-50 ‘Ontario’ APU, which is necessarily a 1GHz dual-core processor along with a Radeon 6250 chip. Talking of the C-50 chip, it draws a meager 9W of power maximum and the graphics chip has DirectX 11 support with UVD3 accelerated video decoding. You also get 2GB of DDR3 RAM and a 500GB HDD. The Aspire One 522 has a 10.1-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display and also has support for HDMI output. Other standard specs include an HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth+EDR, 10/100 LAN. Power back-up is provided by a 6-cell battery which has a rated battery life of 6 hours. The laptop runs on the Windows 7 Starter OS.

We don’t have any updates about when this Asus laptop is going to ship to the US and at what price, but reports tell us that the laptop is being sold online in Thailand for a price equivalent to $425 in the US. We are hoping to get our hands soon on this latest piece of ‘Fusion’ technology.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2010-12-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)