Friday, January 1st 2010

Acer Announces New Aspire One AO532h Netbook

Acer America today debuts the next generation of its acclaimed line of Aspire One netbooks. These new Aspire One AO532h netbooks are packed with powerful features and performance to boost productivity and battery life, enhancing the mobile computing experience. Designed for all day mobility and connectivity, the Aspire One AO532h netbooks feature the latest Intel technology with the Intel Atom N450 processor, 10 hours of battery life, fast Wi-Fi connectivity, a 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD and a large keyboard with a Multi-Gesture touchpad. All this power and functionality comes in a package that is only 1-inch thin and weighs just over 2-1/2 pounds, making it a true mobile companion.

"These new Aspire One netbooks offer mobile users some of the features and performance of a larger notebook, while providing a highly portable, compact design that’s easy to take anywhere,” said Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing for Acer America. "Consumers can browse the Internet, check email, share photos, enjoy their entertainment applications, and even get work done wherever their travel takes them.”
High-Performance Features That Save Power for All Day Mobility
Engineered for extreme mobility, the Aspire One utilizes the energy-efficient Intel Atom N450 processor, integrated Intel graphics and the mobile Intel NM10 Express chipset to keep users connected while on-the-go.

To further support power savings and longer battery life, the netbooks’ 10.1-inch LED-backlit TFT LCD saves 22.2 percent power compared with other netbook displays.
The new Aspire One netbook line offers many configurations to fit a wide range of consumer needs. Batteries are one component that have several options, including a high-density, six-cell Li-ion (5600 mAh) battery that delivers up to 10 hours of battery life or a 6-cell Li-ion (4400 mAh) for up to 8 hours battery life. Additionally, the batteries give a slight tilt to the netbook for a more comfortable typing experience.

Mobile Performance and Connectivity
The new Aspire One AO532h netbooks offer users a simple and reliable mobile computing solution. The netbooks all come with ample memory and a large internal hard drive to store plenty of digital albums, music and documents.

To remain connected, the netbooks feature 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet LAN connectivity. For further communications needs, the netbooks are equipped with a built-in webcam, delivering smooth video streaming and high quality images for online chats and video conferences. A built-in digital microphone conveys superior voice quality, keeping background noise levels low and minimizing echoes.

The Aspire One netbooks have a 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED-backlit display, offering a broader viewing area for Web page navigation and data input. They also utilize a Multi-Gesture Touchpad, allowing users to pinch, flick and swirl their fingers across the touchpad for intuitive navigation. It also allows users to scroll, zoom in and out, and flip through web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. Additionally, a larger keyboard – 93 percent standard size – is more convenient for typing.

Several of the new netbooks include Windows 7 Starter Edition, combining the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.

The Acer Aspire One AO532h netbook will be available for U.S. customers at leading retailers this month. A sample configuration follows.
  • Intel Atom Processor N450 (1.66 GHz, 512KB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
  • 10.1" WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit Display
  • Mobile Intel NM10 Express Chipset
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
  • 1024 MB DDR2 667 MHz Memory
  • 160GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
  • Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/Draft-N Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
  • 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
  • Built-in Webcam
  • Two Built-in Stereo Speakers
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • 3 – USB 2.0 Ports
  • 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
  • 2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg
  • 10.17” (W) x7.28” (D) x .99” (H)
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Three stylish colors: Onyx Blue, Garnet Red and Silver Matrix.
  • MSRP: $299.99
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6 Comments on Acer Announces New Aspire One AO532h Netbook

Never heard of N450 o.O

I wish they would put 2 gigs of RAM in the netbooks....
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My next netbook! they arrived sooner than i thought they were going to come out. cant wait for tax day lol
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n-ster said:
Never heard of N450 o.O

I wish they would put 2 gigs of RAM in the netbooks....
They couldn't, Win 7 Starter only allows 1GB of memory.
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That's kinda lame. Aren't there also other stupid limitations in Starter Edition?
What's the most attractive here is the price. For 300 bucks, it's really a hard to beat offer with great offline time and powerful specs. Build quality is decent and i'm using one of their first models that had few design flaws.
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Zubasa said:
They couldn't, Win 7 Starter only allows 1GB of memory.
We can always install Win XP and up the ram to 2GB
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Zubasa said:
They couldn't, Win 7 Starter only allows 1GB of memory.
Actually I bought one of these with the Windows 7 starter in February and immediately removed the 1GB module and replaced it with a 2GB module. 2GB is the max on these netbooks, and they only have one memory slot.
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