Acer unveils latest Aspire One HD netbooksAcer netbooks have AMD processors and HD video
12 May 2010
Acer has unveiled its latest range of Aspire One netbooks based on AMD processors and featuring HD LED displays, but pricing and launch dates are yet to be confirmed.
Acer says that its Aspire One 521 and 721 netbooks are the first to be based on the AMD HD Netbook Platform which is claimed to 'offer amazing entertainment on the go, and longer battery life'.
The AMD V-Series processor is designed to allow multitasking - running multiple applications at the same time - even when running HD applications.
Aspire One netbook battery life
The Aspire One netbooks are available in both 10.1-inch and 11.6-inch screen sizes, and the 16:9 widescreen displays have LED backlighting which should deliver good energy efficiency and battery life. Both the Aspire One 521 and 721 have advanced graphics chips - the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 - which Acer says will deliver full high-definition video over the web. The Aspire One's specs also include up to 4GB of Ram.
Acer's new Aspire netbooks have HDMI ports to connect to compatible LCD or plasma TVs to play back HD video content.
Acer Aspire laptops and desktops
Acer also launched the Aspire 7552G laptop featuring the AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Mobile processors and HD graphics card.
Finally, Acer's latest desktop PC, the Aspire M5400, is designed for gamers and those wanting high-performance graphical capabilities, and features AMD Phenom II X4 processors.
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