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Acer to launch the Aspire One 725 netbook

The mini-laptop comes with an AMD C processor and Radeon graphics

The Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer announced in a press release that it will be introducing a new netbook, dubbed the Aspire One 725. Unfortunately, there are still no concrete pricing or availability details, but the mini-notebook will apparently hit the stores “in time for Back To School”, according to an Acer PR spokesperson, and will probably have a starting price of about £279 ($450).

An International Business Times report indicates that AO 725 is based on AMD’s Fusion technology and will be equipped with an AMD C-60 APU (accelerated processing unit) that offers two cores with a clock frequency of 1GHz, which would supposedly allow “real-time image processing and edge sharpening”. Furthermore, the netbook sports an Acer CineCrystal LED-backlit widescreen (16:9 ratio) display that measures 11.6-inch in diagonal and delivers a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels.

The maker claims that the mini-laptop has a thickness of less than 1 inch and weighs about 1.2kg with the built-in battery pack. In addition, it will be available in two colours: Caribbean blue and Volcanic black with the matte finish of the palm-rest matching the colour of the cover.

The new Aspire One reportedly features up to 4GB of RAM, up to a 500GB mechanical hard drive, a multi-in-1 memory card reader slot, an HDMI output, an HD web camera and a 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

You can read Acer’s official PR after the break.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-05- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)