This weekend we spotted a new Asus Eee PC netbook configured with a shiny new 1.33 GHz AMD C-60 dual core processor. Now it looks like Acer is giving its low cost Aspire One notebooks the same makeover.
The Acer Aspire One 522 10 inch netbook and Aspire One 722 11.6 inch model originally shipped with 1 GHz AMD C-50 processors and Radeon HD 6250 graphics. But Notebook Italia spotted versions of each which have the new AMD C-60 chip with more powerful Radeon HD 6290 graphics.
You won’t exactly get desktop-class performance out of the new chips, but the new processors should offer a little more power without actually using more energy. The C-60 chip has a TDP of 9W, just like the older C-50 processor.
Acer’s Aspire One 522 netbook features a 10. 1inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display and 1GB or more of RAM.
The Aspire One 722 has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, up to 4GB of RAM and up to 500GB of hard drive space.
Both laptops have 802.11b/g/n WiFi, 6 cell batteries, and flash card readers.
There’s no word on if or when we’ll see the updated laptops in the US, but in Europe they’re selling for 250 Euros and 400 Euros, respectively.