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Aspire One Powered by AMD C-60 Hits Shelves

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  1. btarunr

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    Acer's first Aspire One 522 netbook powered by AMD's low-power C-60 accelerated processing unit hit shelves in Europe. The Aspire One 522 was released in January, powered by other AMD APUs that aren't as power-efficient as the C-60. The AMD C-60 features two x86-64 cores clocked at 1.00 GHz, which can jump up to 1.33 GHz with TurboCore, and a Radeon HD 6290 graphics core that runs at 276 MHz, that can run at 400 MHz with TurboCore.

    The Aspire One 522 is a 10.1-inch netbook with all the essentials you'd expect from a netbook from this category, plus the performance advantage AMD's APUs bring to the table over Intel Atom. Its LED-backlit screen features 1280 x 720 pixels resolution, the APU is backed by 1 GB of DDR3 memory, and storage is care of a 320 GB hard drive. Connectivity includes a web-cam, 10/100 Ethernet, WiFi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and a 5-in-1 card reader. Display connectivity includes D-Sub and HDMI. A 6-cell battery powers the machine. It comes with Windows 7 Starter pre-installed. The new Aspire One 522 is priced at €279.

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    Getting this when I can.
     
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    Nice. I hope these won't have the issues like AA1 522 had (overheating and general unavailability).
     
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    yeah available in the market?
    sometimes we know nice product but nowhere to find
    and at least we hear AMD join the battle
    btw with 1ghz it aint sound interesting at all. smartphone now just have 1ghz onboard
     
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    true, but smartphones dont have screens this size. tablets do but they dont have the keyboard

    the capabilities of different technologies are starting to blend but not necessarily all of the functions
     
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    1GHz CPU in the phone is not exactly the same thing as 1GHz CPU in netbook...
     
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    True, But ARM processors are more efficent than x86.
     
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    but...but...
    can it run crysis???
     
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    IMO - if the Price is similar to a netbook running an E-350, I would go for that one instead.

    AND Im not just saying because i already have one. but an E-350 has some serious benefits over the C-60

    -More powerful GPU
    -More Powerful CPU
    -Supports more then 4Gb Ram
    -Bigger screen resolution
    -still small and very portable with most E-350 Ultraportables at around 11.6 compared to a original netbook at 10-10.1"

    Only thing is it drinks more juice, but I doubt L4D is even playable on a C-50 or C-60 like it is on a E-350.

    And yes - when i chose the E-350 I too was looking for more batterylife over raw performance
     
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    it is available here in indonesia.
    got my hands on 722, same C-60, only with bigger screen

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    There's a 14 incher around sporting the C-30, they are so cheap. I mean, so so cheap. And I'm broke you know so i have no other choice really.
     
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    I wonder what the battery life will be and also how well it will work with linux, my one complaint is that it only has 3 USB ports, I would have liked to see 4 and 1 USB 3 port.
     
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    yeah little late may be too late? 'Atom' took over mankind!
     
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    and these x86 CPUs contain a lot more transistors that get work done. ARM is great, but it's for low power only (as of now).

    When windows 8 and android x86 are released maybe we'll have some head to head benchmarks of the fastest CPU from ARM and lowest from AMD. Something tells me the several watt AMD is going to smoke a .5 watt ARM lol


    Now, people are starting whine about their netbooks running slow lol. No, really? You bought the slowest x86 CPU on the planet and thought that two years later you could do anything on it?

    Cost should help AMD on this, though. People are getting frugal.
     
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    A C60 eh.. I thought the upcomming E450 should cover the netbook area..
     
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    Cheaper and lower power consumption I suppose.

    if the E-350 is anything to go by, the E-450 will be a lot better then even Intels latest series of atom processors.
     
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    wonder how these compare to the L310 i ordered old K8 with a 1.2ghz (will be oc'd to 1.5ish)
     
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    Makes sense I suppose.. probably direct competitor to those 10" atom.. while E450 is directed against the overpriced atom + ion netbooks
     
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    Its difficult to draw a line where these CPUs/APUs stand. I was gonna say Atom>E-350 but most put the E-350 around the SU7300 mark so yeah, I guess it does kind of make sense
     

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