Tuesday, April 19th 2011

Acer Unveils Aspire One 722 Netbook

PC giant Acer is ready with a new uppish netbook, the Aspire One 722. This 11.6-inch nebook runs on AMD's Fusion C-50 accelerated processing unit (APU) clocked at 1.00 GHz, and embedding an AMD Radeon HD 6250 DirectX 11 compliant graphics processor. The 11.6-inch screen packs a decent resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Most other features are identical to those of the Aspire One 522. The 722 feature an aquamarine color tone, with "drop ripple" design on its lid. Battery life is improved by an hour, now up to 7 hours on a full charge. Windows 7 Home Basic is the OS of choice. Price and availability details are not known.

Source: macles
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5 Comments on Acer Unveils Aspire One 722 Netbook

#1
p_o_s_pc
F@H&WCG addict
seems to be a nice netbook. Its nice to see AMD going against the Atom
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
the C-50 also supports 4Gb of ram

more ram = win
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halfwaythere
Ironically this doesn't really beat a dual core atom + ION 2, doesn't offer more battery life and is in some markets priced higher. WTF Amd?

I mean the screen is nice but apart from that a single core sempron from some time ago is faster in daily tasks.
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cheesy999
by: halfwaythere
Ironically this doesn't really beat a dual core atom ION 2, doesn't offer more battery life and is in some markets priced higher. WTF Amd?

I mean the screen is nice but apart from that a single core sempron from some time ago is faster in daily tasks.
that would be the battery they provided being lower though, the n550 with the integrated graphics uses 8.5w versus the c-50's and the ion will just addded electricity on to the atom's spec so this appears to be a lot more energy effiecent and it holds its ground quite well in benchmarks

Considering we have a laptop that is the predecessors to this from 6 months ago and has the previous AMD dual core + radeon graphics design for £200 i'd expect this (the replacement to settle for around £250
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mastrdrver
by: halfwaythere
Ironically this doesn't really beat a dual core atom + ION 2, doesn't offer more battery life and is in some markets priced higher. WTF Amd?

I mean the screen is nice but apart from that a single core sempron from some time ago is faster in daily tasks.
Quick note: I feel sorry for those other markets. That's like some kind of travesty.

Atom + ION are in the same category as the E-350 (with the AMD part using less power). The C-50 is down in the Pineview area and anything there over 1.6Ghz is more then 10w. Before you celebrate on the faster core speed remember Atom is not a OoO CPU like every other client CPU is and also Intel graphics.......does that really need expanded upon? (Just in case) At work the PC in the shop (automotive) is a 1C/2T Atom and is closer to 2Ghz end of Atoms. With it, 2GB ram, and it's Intel GPU the PC makes any Youtube video over 320p a slide show..........on XP SP3.........with literally no extra bs fluff taking up cycles in the background. Want that 320p full screen? Congrats! You just made your video a picture gallery with audio. :pimp:

No, the system is only 1 yr old. Yes, we always log in with admin rights. No, the thing uses less then!!! 512MB sitting idle on the desktop! No, no virus other crap etc, etc since it has been able to do that since day 1. Weeeeeeeeee! :shadedshu

As one more note, my boss said he got his wife a netbook with an Atom in it (about 1 yr ago) and got that great "Atom netbook" experience you always hear about. By the way, he states "what good is battery life when you can't do much else then write letters......which it can barely do". He must not be doing something write because every review I've seen of an Atom netbook says uber pwnage ftw! on battery while experience being livable. Can someone define livable? (I swear last one) Almost forgot. A friend of my brother-in-law (yes I know him now and see him on a regular basis) made a statement about his netbook that had an extremely similar tone to it. Something about uber battery, everything else sucked, the netbook sucks, 2 yr old laptop destroys.

I beret the 7 Starter but have yet to hear of anyone talk about this Acer anywhere near like people talk about Atom netbooks.
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