This summer AMD introduces its Nile line of processors which offer better-than-Intel-Atom performance without using too much more power than an Atom chip. The result is computers such as the Dell Inspiron M101z and Acer Aspire One 721 which offer HD video playback, zippy performance, and more than 5 hours of battery life using AMD K125, K325, and K625 chips.

While AMD is expected to launch a new line of low power chips early next year, it looks like at least one member of the Nile family has gotten an early upgrade. Acer is showing a product listing in the Czech Republic for a version of the Aspire One 721 laptop with an AMD Neo K145 processor.

The K145 seems to share a few specs with the K125 chip, including a 12W total power draw and 1MB of L2 cache. But while the single core K125 chip has a clock speed of 1.7GHz, the K145 tops out at 1.8GHz. It doesn’t appear to be a dual core chip like the K325 and K625 processors.

The rest of the Aspire 721’s specs are unchanged. The laptop still has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a 1.3MP camera.

via CPU-World

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2 replies on “Acer Aspire One 721 upgraded with unannounced AMD K145 CPU”

  1. There is so much good about the AO521/AO721 with the AMD design. Battery life is worth sacrificing when you need some power and graphics. I just don’t understand why you don’t see them available except for a few internet businesses. They should be everywhere right alongside Atom netbooks. But many people don’t even know these fine netbooks exist.

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