Acer and Asus notebooks with Fusion E-450 now available

The updated Zacate Fusion core has made its way to more full-sized 15.6-inch notebooks starting at $399
Allen Ngo,

More full-sized budget notebooks with AMD’s newest “Zacate” lineup of Fusion APUs are now becoming available. The two latest ones include a 15.6-inch offering from both Acer and Asus.

First, the Acer Aspire AS5250-0639 sports a 1.65GHz dual-core E-450 APU with integrated Radeon HD 6320 graphics, 4GB RAM, a 1366x768 resolution display, DVD writer and a 6-cell battery for an estimated 4.5 hours of battery life. As usual, don’t expect too many features from a budget laptop, as integrated Bluetooth and USB 3.0 are excluded from the Acer. Overall, the notebook weighs a hefty 5.73 pounds (2.59kg). The full spec list for the Acer be seen here.

Meanwhile, the Asus K53U-DH21 comes with similar specs, including the same processor, screen resolution, connectivity options and amount of RAM. What’s notably different, however, is that the listed weight of the Asus is less than half of the Acer at only 2.60 pounds (1.18kg). Assuming that the online retailer did not make any listing mistakes, the Asus may actually be the better deal for users constantly on the move. The full spec list for the notebook can be seen here.

The Aspire ASS5250-0639 can be had for just $399, although the Asus K53U-DH21 will demand an additional $50 from wallets for a total of $449. The retailer offers up to a 4-year warranty for either notebook.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-10- 6 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.