Acer is introducing a new notebook with a small screen and a relatively low price. The Acer Aspire V5-122 is a Windows 8 notebook with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and an AMD Temash processor. It’s expected to have a starting price of $450, which makes it one of the most affordable touchscreen notebooks around.
The notebook reportedly features an AMD A6-1450 “Temash” quad-core processor with Radeon HD 8280 graphics, 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, WiFi, Bluetooth, VGA, HDMI, USB 3.0, and gigabit Ethernet.
Acer’s notebook has a 3 cell battery and weighs about 3.3 pounds.
The Temash processor powering this notebook is a successor to the AMD Z-60 dual core chip AMD offers for tablets and hybrids. The new AMD A6-1450 is expected to offer twice the graphics performance and significantly more processing power than its predecessor. But it’s still a relatively low power chip… which helps explain the relatively low price tag of this notebook.
Asus also offers a low-cost 11.6 inch touchscreen notebook called the Vivobook X202E. That laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive and sells for as little as $449.