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Monday, 17 January 2011 15:55

Acer and eMachines show off two new netbooks

Written by Nick Farell
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AMD dual core under the bonnet
Acer and sister brand eMachines have unveiled two new products powered by new, high-speed AMD dual-core processors and chipsets.

First up is the latest Acer Aspire One 522 netbook which is built from one of the new Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) from AMD. In this case it is the Dual-Core C-50 processor from AMD’s Fusion Family of APUs coupled with the AMD A50M Fusion Controller Hub. It comes with 2GB DDR3 which makes it fairly grunty for a netbook.

The Aspire One 522 has an AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphic card that supportsVideo Decoder 3 , OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL 3.1, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft DirectX 11. That makes for some nice images on a 10.1-inch 1280 x 720 TFT LCD screen.

It comes with an HDMI port, a 250GB SATA hard drive, Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as Acer’s CrystalEye Web camera. It is claimed the Aspire One 522 can manage five hours on a full charge with its lithium-ion battery.

Also released was the eMD644 laptop from eMachines. It has an AMD Dual-Core E-350 processor and the AMD A50M Fusion Controller Hub chipset.

Its graphics are handed by the AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics card and which supports a slew of graphics technologies such as Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), OpenCL 1.1, OpenGL 3.1, Open EXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, ShaderModel 5.0 and Microsoft DirectX 11, among others.

It has a 14-inch high-resolution, high-brightness LED-backlit TFT LCD with glare panel display screen and HDMI port enforcing High-Def output complement the eMachines eMD644’s graphics power. It has a 2GB DDR3 memory module, a whopping 500GB SATA hard drive, a built-in 8x DVD-SuperMulti double-layer optical drive, as well as network interfaces and wireless LAN capabilities.

No word on price, but it does seem sad that netbooks are starting to get killed off by tablets. The spec is just about getting useful.


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+11 #1 JAB Creations 2011-01-17 16:07
Tablets are hype and I can't think of why spending more money for fewer features would be desirable by anyone who isn't blindly materialistic. These new netbooks are awesome and I'll be happy to get one in a few months and replace bloated Windows 7 with XP or Linux.
 
 
-7 #2 Coliz91 2011-01-17 16:09
Can it run Crysis????(in HD)-sarcasm added++ :lol: :lol:
 
 
+4 #3 Shadow187 2011-01-17 16:16
You know those smartphones that flip open horizontally to reveal a keyboard? How they have a touchscreen but after the flip it's not?
That's what my dream tabtop/tabbook/laplet/netlet is. All tablet, flip open, all netbook.
 
 
+5 #4 yourma2000 2011-01-17 16:27
I don't get why the battery life for the AAO 522 is only 5 hours on a 6 cell when the 18w zacate chips are achieving 8+ hours on the same battery, probably left the wireless on during testing
 
 
+3 #5 TechHog 2011-01-17 19:34
Quoting JAB Creations:
Tablets are hype and I can't think of why spending more money for fewer features would be desirable by anyone who isn't blindly materialistic. These new netbooks are awesome and I'll be happy to get one in a few months and replace bloated Windows 7 with XP or Linux.

I hope you're joking about XP. Windows 7 runs better on netbooks than XP, especially Fusion ones due to the better driver support. And Windows 7 is bloated? How do you define bloated, exactly?
 
 
0 #6 inaphasia 2011-01-17 19:38
"...netbooks are starting to get killed off by tablets."

Only until the novelty wears off and people realize they need neither! Sure you could get a laptop + netbook + tablet + accessories & chargers. OR spend half the money and get a decent ultraportable! :-)
 
 
0 #7 123s 2011-01-17 20:05
Quoting Shadow187:
You know those smartphones that flip open horizontally to reveal a keyboard? How they have a touchscreen but after the flip it's not?
That's what my dream tabtop/tabbook/laplet/netlet is. All tablet, flip open, all netbook.
Sounds like a convertible, kinda like my hp tm2
 
 
0 #8 TechHog 2011-01-17 20:07
Quoting 123s:
Quoting Shadow187:
You know those smartphones that flip open horizontally to reveal a keyboard? How they have a touchscreen but after the flip it's not?
That's what my dream tabtop/tabbook/laplet/netlet is. All tablet, flip open, all netbook.
Sounds like a convertible, kinda like my hp tm2

Or like that new Dell netbook. If only it had Fusion...
 
 
+1 #9 Nintendork 2011-01-18 02:06
What will get killed are the craptastic Atom netbooks. Fusion gives a new meaning to "netbooks".
 
 
0 #10 Cartman 2011-01-18 07:27
Quoting JAB Creations:
Tablets are hype and I can't think of why spending more money for fewer features would be desirable by anyone who isn't blindly materialistic. These new netbooks are awesome and I'll be happy to get one in a few months and replace bloated Windows 7 with XP or Linux.


Are you serious??!! Win 7 is best OS ever in my opinion, Xp is WAY to old and outdated, and Linux is well Linux :)
 

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