Acer announces the Aspire One 522 netbook

January 8, 2011 // 7:36 a.m.

Discover next generation HD experience



CES Las Vegas, January 7th 2011 – Acer multiplies its offer and enriches its best-selling family of netbooks, debuting the Aspire One 522 netbook designed to deliver a fresh and exciting user experience, by providing smoother HD multimedia enjoyment, creation and sharing, and greater multitasking performance.



The new Aspire One 522 skilfully combines a sleek and stylish look with outstanding performance to help users enjoy an all-round HD experience for enhanced content consumption anywhere. Equipped with an AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), this netbook is ready for a next generation user experience and amazing HD Internet multimedia performance.



Users are increasingly focused on enjoying multimedia – movies, games, photos, videos – wherever they go. This is why Acer has equipped the Aspire One 522 with the new AMD C-50 APU, engineered to deliver rich, sharp and lifelike HD Internet entertainment and take advantage of today’s visual digital universe anytime, anywhere.



What’s more, the Aspire One 522 makes accomplishing any task, from HD movie playback to Internet HD video streaming to simply chilling out a delightful experience. You can go beyond simple internet browsing to experience full high-definition video over the web. But that’s not all. The new Aspire One 522 integrates AMD Radeon™ HD 6250 graphics to provide sharp HD video with support for the latest graphics standards including Microsoft® DirectX® 11, 1080p video output via HDMI®, real time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment, and edge sharpening.



Everyday tasks, such as Internet browsing, streaming online HD video, emailing, chatting, photo viewing, document editing are efficiently performed by the Aspire One 522 that delivers multitasking capabilities, even with visually intense, high-definition applications. Support for fast DDR3 memory further helps tackling even more demanding tasks.



Thanks to HD playback capabilities, this netbook easily integrates into the home entertainment environment. And to provide a seamless experience, it is equipped with an HDMI port to easily connect to HDTV or video-projectors and share Hi-Def video content on a big screen at a larger 1080p resolution. Plus, you can take advantage of the 28 cm (10.1”) Acer CrystalBrite™ LED backlit high brightness display, flaunting 1280 x 720 (WXGA) resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio, to make the most of web chatting, browsing and video streaming.



Multiple connection options, including Wi-Fi, LAN and optional 3G or Bluetooth®, maximise your mobile experience and keep you in touch with all you care about. And, to chat live, capture photos or video-conference there are the built-in Acer Crystal Eye webcam and digital microphone.



Just about the size of a magazine, the new Aspire One is available in two colour options – Diamond Black and Green – and offers all the power you need in a thin and light design. The big keyboard for fast-paced comfortable typing is complemented by the multi-gesture touchpad, perfect for scrolling documents, rotating images, zooming and browsing, all with fingertip convenience.



This highly efficient netbook complies with Energy Star® standards and with RoHS and WEEE EU directives, regulating the use and disposal of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Plus, it’s also mercury free and ensures 22.2% power savings compared with standard netbook displays, courtesy of the LED backlit panels.



The Acer Aspire One 522 is expected Q2 in the UK, pricing TBA.

Detailed information on Acer products are available on Acer’s website www.acer-euro.com



About Acer

Since its founding in 1976, Acer has pursued the goal of breaking the barriers between people and technology. Globally, Acer ranks top 3 for total PCs and No. 2 for notebooks, with the fastest growth among the top-five players. A profitable and sustainable Channel Business Model is instrumental to Acer's continued growth, while the successful acquisitions of Gateway and Packard Bell complete the company's global footprint by strengthening its presence in the U.S. and enhancing its strong position in Europe. Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement in staging the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter and London 2012 Olympic Games. The Acer Group employs more than 6,000 people worldwide. 2008 revenues reached US$16.65 billion. See www.acer-group.com for more information.
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