Acer Aspire 721
Acer Aspire 721

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Acer has officially launched 4 new mini-laptops in the US market. We’ve already seen most of these netbooks, but the Acer Aspire One 521 and 721 should be available almost immediately, with the Acer Aspire D260 and D533 due out by the end of the month.

Here’s a brief run down of each model:

Acer Aspire One 721

This mini-laptop features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and an AMD Athlon II Neo K125 single core processor. It has ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 2GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive and runs Windows 7 Home Premium.

While Amazon had been taking orders for the Acer Aspire One 721 for $430 for the past week or so, which is the suggested retail price. But for some reason the price at Amazon seems to have gone up to $480.

Acer Aspire 521
Acer Aspire 521

Acer Aspire One 521

This model is pretty much what you’d get if you shrunk the Aspire One 721 and stuffed it in a 10 inch frame… and removed a few bells ans whistles. The Aspire One 521 has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, but the same AMD Neo K125 CPU and AT Radeon HD 4225 graphics as the larger laptop.

This model ships with 1GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Starter. It should sell for about $350, although I don’t see any listings for it yet.

Acer Aspire One 533
Acer Aspire One 533

Acer Aspire One 533

This netbook features a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1.83GHz Intel Atom N475 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of memory, and a 250GB hard drive. It runs WIndos 7 Starter Edition and ships with a 6 cell battery and should sell for about $330.

Acer Aspire One D260

Acer Aspire One D260

This netbook is the cheapest of the bunch, selling for just under $300. The Acer Aspire One D260 has a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU, Intel GMA 3150 graphics, 1GB of RAM, and a 250GB hard drive.

The base model ships with Windows 7 Starter Edition, although there’s a chance Acer may also offer a dual boot version that can also run Google Android.

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2 replies on “Acer launches Aspire One 721, 521, D260, D533 notebooks in the US”

  1. I’m mostly a lurker, watching this site to gather anything on AMD thin-and-light laptops coming out, but I just wanted to post this.

    Since the laptop has already been reviewed, and the main positive thing agreed upon about this model has been its superior price-performance point, reviewers should be notified with an urgent noticeable update proposed, with possible change of review rankings originally given.

    A $50 US increase is no insignificant increase for a netbook (in this case, over 10%) and if the root of this is reasonably determined to have been an act on the part of the manufacturer, and IF they allowed reviews to be published with the previous price point assumed, it reeks of a bait-and-switch and is in poor faith with the consumer. Just a thought in case anyone has any immediate contact with any of the reviewers so this could be updated sooner rather than later. (Up to this point, Engadget and I think more than one other reviewer for this model exist.)

    I know this sounds obsessive, but this stuff matters to people with not so much money, which I would suspect make up much of the netbook consuming demographic, and why Acer might think luring people deceptively with the price point is a shrewd business move if they did do this. It would be something to learn from and note in future regarding Acer.

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