And we thought Intel has completely dominated the 10-inch netbook market with the Atom processor — it looks like Acer has gotten its hand on an AMD K125 CPU running at 1.7GHz on their new Aspire One AO521.
Acer Aspire One AO521
10.1″ display screen @ 1024×600 pixels
AMD K125 @ 1.7GHz 1MB Cache
AMD M880G Chipset
ATI Radeon HD 4225 Graphics 384MB RAM
250GB Hard Disk Drive
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
The netbook also comes with a 6-cell battery and Windows 7 Starter. The 12-watt CPU is a little higher than Intel’s ULV (10-watts) CPUs but way higher than Atom’s 2.5-watt rating. Add the Radeon HD 4225 and the couple could guzzle up the battery quite fast, possibly cutting into half usual battery life when compared to other Atom-based netbooks.
I’m curious with the performance of this one though (I imagine something similar to Lenovo’s ThinkPad X100e). With a suggested retail price of Php21,900, the Aspire One AO521 could be a strong alternative in the Atom-dominated netbook market.