Acer Aspire One 722 notebook to pack AMD C-50 chip

Last year Acer introduced two mini-laptops with AMD processors, the Acer Aspire One 521 and Aspire One 721. The key difference was that the 721 had a larger 11.6 inch display while the 521 model featured 10.1 inch screen. This year Acer updated the lineup with an Acer Aspire One 522 10 inch netbook featuring […]

Acer Aspire One 721 upgraded with unannounced AMD K145 CPU

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 […]

Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830t reviewed: You get what you pay for

Acer recently launched two new 11.6 inch thin and light laptops. At first glance, they look nearly identical, since they both use the same case design. But the Acer Aspire One 721 costs just $430 though, while the Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830t runs nearly $700. The difference is that the cheap model ships with AMD’s […]

Acer Aspire One 521, 721 reviewed: Decent performance, meh on battery life

For the past two years, virtually every netbook released has shipped with an Intel Atom processor and integrated graphics. A few mini-laptops with 12 inch displays shook things up a bit with NVIDIA ION graphics or Broadcom HD video accelerators, but the truth is that if you look at the performance section of most of […]