AMD Fusion powered Acer Aspire One 522 leaked (Update: Price, more specs)

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23 Dec, 2010 7:29 pm


Update: We’ve got an update on specs and pricing, appended to the bottom of the post.

Back in August we heard a rumor that the next Acer Aspire One Ferrari would be coming with AMD Fusion. We haven’t heard anything since then but that could definitely still happen. Now, we’ve got a leak of a new Acer netbook with AMD Fusion – the Acer Aspire One 522, from the person who has constantly leaked new Acer netbooks in the past, Macles.

This 10-inch Aspire One 522, follows on from the AMD Nile based 521, also 10-inch in size and carries over the same chassis but in green, and no doubt there’ll be more colors. Chassis aside, this is a new beast; It’ll have the next generation AMD Fusion platform, in particular, an AMD C-50 ‘Ontario’ APU, which is a 1GHz dual core processor, with a total TDP of 9W. For graphics, it has a Radeon 6250 chip, with DirectX 11 support with UVD3 accelerated video decoding.

That 10-inch display will have a higher resolution 1280 x 720 resolution. This isn’t the first time Acer has pumped out 10-inch netbooks with 1280 x 720 displays but it’s just that they haven’t been available in most countries. This could just as easily be released with a standard 1024 x 600 display. There’s also HDMI output to take advantage of all that media processing power.

Battery life is rated at 6 hours with a 6-cell battery, so perhaps we shouldn’t expect too much improvement in battery life over the current generation AMD Nile platform. There’s also a mono speaker instead of stereo.

Update: Our German counterparts at have spotted an online store listing for a black 522 in Thailand, priced at 12,829 baht ($425) and the following specs – Windows 7  Starter, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, HD webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth+EDR, 10/100 LAN and said specs – an AMD C-Series C-50 processor (1GHz), ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 1280 x 720 10.1″ display and a 6-cell battery.

Source: Macles

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  • Acheap

    no way in hell it will be above 1024 x 600, that would interfere with the upcoming 11.6″ 722 which will be based on Zacate

  • Roland

    got any more info on that 722?

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  • Nirmany

    remember when “online stores” listed the upcoming Asus 1015pn as having 1366 x 768? how did that turn out? oh ya, 1024 x 600

    dont ever expect 10″ WXGA to become common if the same company has a 11″/12″ model to sale also (better CPU isnt enough of an upsale).

    IF this truly has a 12×7 screen then i would expect it to be a limited edition much like the old Asus 1015HR (or something like that).

  • 5318008

    I think more people have been clamoring for higher-end netbooks. I was set to buy the 532g in the USA before it was pulled, and now own a 521, but I’d consider trading up to this. I’ve always wanted something at 10″ or less that is capable of decent gaming, which right now means the 521 or Asus 1015pn, and I don’t think I’m alone in my desires. They’re a bit slow so far but I think the netbook makers are catching on there’s a market for higher-end 10″ models, that people are willing to pay fair money for them.

  • Livgreen

    it’s funny, the N550 is 8.5w, the Ontario is 9w

    the Ontario is about equal to N550 CPU wise, but the GPU is about 15x – 25x more powerful

    what the hell has Intel been doing all this time with Atom? next years Atom better be damn impressive or Zacate/Ontario & CULV’s are going to eat all of its business.

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  • ian

    Is it powerful enough to play FB games like cafe world, restaurant, etc??