Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire One 522-series
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Acer Aspire One AO522 review – is AMD the future for netbooks?
4 June 2014
Excerpt: Acer is known as a company who delivers good netbooks and laptops at affordable prices. And the Acer Aspire One AO522 is no exception, as it’s part of the Aspire One series, which is the company’s entry level series, aimed at those looking for medium to high performance for as cheap as possible . This Acer netbook packs some very good features, both in terms of performance and design, and can cover most of the needs you’ll have in a day’s work (or fun).
Summary: The end user price of the Acer Aspire One is Rs.16994, which is fairly decent for a netbook capable of playing back 1080p videos. If that’s all you care about and don’t mind the overall sluggish performance of Windows, then I’d recommend it. However, if you’re ok with just playing 720p and want a snappier performing netbook then the Asus 1015PX offers better value and is quite a bit cheaper as well.
Summary: AMD refresh. The Acer Aspire One 522 is the latest netbook from Taiwan and, at the same time, the opponent of the available D255 netbook with an Atom N550. The refresh contains the AMD C-50 APU including AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics. Is this, together with a HD display, the perfect match?
Pros: Design and workmanship, Acceptable interface supply, Room sparing, light adapter, HD display resolution, Smooth HD rendering, Good battery life, The still elegant, albeit susceptible, case, the new AMD C-50 APU and the display's native resolution of 1280x720 pixels.
Cons: Small scope of delivery, Difficult extendability, Display surface and measurements, Moderate office performance, Permanently active fan, A better office performance, respectively a 2 GB RAM ex-factory, a larger scope of delivery and a longer warranty period (24 months).
Summary: The Acer Aspire One 522 is one of the most impressive netbooks I’ve tested to date. While it doesn’t receive top honors in the battery life department, it does get a respectable 5 hours of run time, and you might be able to prolong that by picking up a spare battery or even a third party extended battery. Replacing the hard drive with an SSD probably wouldn’t hurt either.
Summary: I'll just come out and say it: the Aspire One 522 is the best netbook we've ever tested. The Ontario APU offers application performance that's competitive with a dual-core Atom alongside an integrated Radeon GPU that provides real graphics horsepower. This low-power tandem delivers more than 6.5 hours of battery life in the real world and is powerful enough to enable smooth HD video playback—Flash included.
Conclusion: Pricing information on the product has not been mentioned, but rumors have it that the device may retail at around $450 to $600. Official specifications and a release date for the device has not been given.
Excerpt: Let’s not try and deny it: the netbook market is painstakingly boring. At the start, it had some imagination. Expensive Windows licenses were pushed aside for custom Linux distributions which were great to try out, but of course Microsoft came along eventually and killed off the resurgence of the Tux yet again.