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Acer Aspire One 522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the price and keyboard are overall positive. The portability and battery are also appreciated. The connectivity and sound get less positive reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire One 522 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 24 user reviews of Acer Aspire One 522 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

price, screen, design, performance, usability

88% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer Aspire One 522 10.1 inch Netbook (AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50, 1 GB RAM , 250 GB HDD, Windows 7 Starter 32-bit, up to 6 hours battery life) - Bl

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Acer Aspire One 522 Netbook Review


Today, we have Acer's new Aspire One based on the AMD Fusion platform - the Aspire One 522. This 10.1-inch budget series netbook is targeted towards anyone looking for a trendy and compact netbook under 20K. The recently reviewed Asus 1015PX also falls...

The end user price of the Acer Aspire One is Rs.16994, which is fairly decent for a netbook capable of playing back 1080p videos. If that’s all you care about and don’t mind the overall sluggish performance of Windows, then I’d recommend it. However,...

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Review Acer Aspire One 522 Netbook


AMD refresh. The Acer Aspire One 522 is the latest netbook from Taiwan and, at the same time, the opponent of the available D255 netbook with an Atom N550. The refresh contains the AMD C-50 APU including AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics. Is this, together...

Design and workmanship, Acceptable interface supply, Room sparing, light adapter, HD display resolution, Smooth HD rendering, Good battery life, The still elegant, albeit susceptible, case, the new AMD C-50 APU and the display's native resolution of...

Small scope of delivery, Difficult extendability, Display surface and measurements, Moderate office performance, Permanently active fan, A better office performance, respectively a 2 GB RAM ex-factory, a larger scope of delivery and a longer warranty...


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Acer Aspire One 522-BZ897


The Acer Aspire One 522 (model BZ897) is a good, classic netbook with a very reasonable price ($330 as of March 18, 2011). Petite and slim, with a handsome 10.1-inch widescreen LED-backlit display, a 250GB hard drive, an integrated 1.3-megapixel...

Excellent battery life ; Great display and good multimedia features

Type can look small on the 10.1-inch display ; Very poor benchmark performance

Compact and attractively priced, the Aspire One 522 delivers great battery life and multimedia performance, but doesn't have much raw computing power.

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Acer Aspire One 522 netbook review - Liliputing


The Acer Aspire One 522 is the first netbook to ship in the US with a 10.1 inch display and an AMD C-50 processor with Radeon HD 6250 graphics. If it weren't for the high resolution 1280 x 720 pixel display, you'd probably have a hard time telling this...

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Acer Aspire One 522 (AMD C-50) Unboxing & Live Review by Chippy


Update: You missed it! Here is a link to Chippy's live review.


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Brazos comes to Acer's Aspire One 522 netbook


The impending death of netbooks has, I believe, been greatly overstated. Of course, the class of computing devices spawned by Asus' seminal Eee PC is still being assaulted on multiple fronts. In the PC world, ultraportable notebooks based on "real"...

I'll just come out and say it: the Aspire One 522 is the best netbook we've ever tested. The Ontario APU offers application performance that's competitive with a dual-core Atom alongside an integrated Radeon GPU that provides real graphics horsepower....

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Acer Aspire One 522 review


A graphically capable and highly usable mini machine, plagued by a terrible battery

Excellent integrated graphics ; Sharp, bright screen ; Slender and light chassis ; Strong usability ; HDMI port

Terrible battery ; Lime green might not suit all tastes ; Typical limited netbook performance ; Reflective display

If it wasn't for the terrible battery life, the Acer Aspire One 522 would be a commendable entry in the netbook market. If you can live with that then we'd recommend it as a well-built, highly usable machine, but there's better to be had.

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Acer Aspire One 522 review


The Acer Aspire One 522 is a decent netbook that offers good looks and a great display. It's a shame it's not powerful enough to play hi-def video, though, and its battery life isn't very impressive.

Lightweight and slim ; Great display

Average performance ; Disappointing battery life

The Acer Aspire One 522 is a good netbook, thanks to its excellent build quality and brilliant screen. It's not powerful enough to handle HD video and its battery life leaves much to be desired, but, if you're looking for something small, light and...

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Acer Aspire One 522 review


The Acer Aspire One 522 (model BZ897) delivers a good, classic netbook for a very reasonable price (£309 as of March 24, 2011). Petite and slim with a handsome 10.1in widescreen LED-backlit display, a 250GB hard drive, an integrated 1.3Mp webcam and a...

Overall, the Aspire One 522-BZ892 seems perfect for no-frills netbook use - the type of portable you can easily toss into a handbag or backpack and pull out to browse the web, watch videos or make video calls. Its great battery life and modest price...

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Acer Aspire One 522 Netbook Review


Let's not try and deny it: the netbook market is painstakingly boring. At the start, it had some imagination. Expensive Windows licenses were pushed aside for custom Linux distributions which were great to try out, but of course Microsoft came along...

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Unknown / Yes
Card Reader:5 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:128:75 / 16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSVGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Starter


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):INTEL HD GPU / RAD HD6250M / Radeon HD6250 / Radeon HD6250M


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:AMD Hudson M1 (A50M) / Unknown
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:C-50 / C-60