Acer, going to release their new Netbook Aspire One 521 Powered by AMD processor. Intel’s Atom processor covered a lot success in the netbook market, so Acer remind us not to forget that AMD is also still in the market.
The Aspire 10.1 inch netbook that chucks the Intel Atom chipset for an AMD chip.The biggest of those is that the netbook apparently packs a 1.2GHz AMD V105 processor — which would be a first for the Aspire One line.
The V105 is part of AMD’s Nile lineup, and it has 512KB of L2 cache, support for DDR3 memory, and a total power draw of 9 watts, which makes it pretty efficient for an AMD chip. What we won’t know until someone gets a chance to run some benchmarks is how the AMD V105 compares to an Intel Atom chip when it comes to performance.
The Aspire One 521 will also reportedly have ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics and the AMD M880G chipset. As you can probably guess from the fact that the graphics processor has HD in the name, the netbook should be capable of HD video playback and it even has an HDMI output. I wouldn’t expect NVIDIA ION-quality 3D graphics performance here, but it seems like 720p and maybe even 1080p HD video support should be on the table.
According to Macles, the netbook will have optional Bluetooth 3 support and a compact charger with changeable plus. The battery is supposed to be good for up to 7 hours.
This wouldn’t be Acer’s first foray into producing an ultraportable lapotp with an AMD processor. The company has been offering the Acer Ferrari One with an 11.6 inch display and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual core processor since December. For now we dint have any news for the price and release date.