There’s good news and bad news about that new Acer Aspire One 521 netbook that was introduced the other day. The good news is the folks at Notebook Journal.de have gotten their hands on a demo unit. The bad news is they’ve discovered it has issues playing HD video from YouTube.
Standard definition video looks good enough — and so does 720p HD video in windowed mode. But when you try to blow the video up to full screen mode, it looks pretty choppy. 1080p HD video looks like a slideshow.
The Acer Aspire One 521 has a 1.2GHz AMD V105 single core processor, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display. The laptop should be able to handle HD playback for local video files stored on your hard drive, it looks like it might have problems with Flash video — at least until Adobe releases a version of Flash Player that supports the graphics card in this machine — although it’s also possible that the reviewer simply didn’t install the latest release candidate for Adobe Flash Player 10.1
via Netbook News.de