Originally posted on April 20, 2011 @ 3:26 am
The world of laptop enthusiasts is abuzz with the news that Acer is due to release a new netbook pretty soon. Acer already has a rather vast line up of affordable laptops of all sizes, and last year, the manufacturer released two netbooks with AMD processors. Acer continued to roll out new products this year, with the Acer Aspire One 522 10-inch netbook as a prime example. It also has an AMD processor, particularly the AMD C-50 APU (Accelerated Processing Unit). This processor has two x86 cores clocked at 1GHz.
The second quarter of the year has barely started, and yet we hear news about a new Acer Aspire One in the works! If the grapevine can be trusted, we shall soon see the Acer Aspire One 722 in the market. Like its predecessor, the 522, the 722 will also have the AMD C-50 chip. The rather obvious difference is the size. While the 522 was a 10-inch netbook, the 722 will be an 11.6-inch one, with a display of 1366 x 768. As for the graphics, rumor has it that the 722 will have Radeon HD 6250 (DirectX 11) integrated graphics. The operating system included in Windows 7. No surprises there, really.
Some photos of the upcoming Acer Aspire One 722 have been leaked, and I think it is pleasing to the eyes – at least when closed, like how it looks in this photo.
The water drop design on the cover shell is reminiscent of the AO257, and I think it is a good move. I am not too sure about the compatibility of the shade of blue and the black, but blue is blue and I am partial to this color. This is what the keyboard and screen look like.
Another important detail – the battery life is supposed to be 7 hours, which is a mere 1-hour improvement over its predecessor. No details have been released about the launch of the new netbook and its pricing scheme yet, but the Acer Aspire One 722 will make its way to your nearest store soon.