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Acer Aspire One 522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Acer Aspire One 522. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and performance also get good views, but the connectivity and sound get negative reviews. Opinions about the reliability and keyboard are different.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

sound, connectivity

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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire One 522

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of Acer Aspire One 522 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and performance. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some critical reviews about the durability and reliability.

usability, portability, price, performance, screen

reliability, durability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 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) - BlAcer 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

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Nicole Scott (netbooknews.com)

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.

Mar, 2011

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Expert review by: Geoff Gasior (techreport.com)

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....

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

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,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Roydon Cerejo (tech.firstpost.com)

Acer Aspire One 522 Netbook Review - Tech2

 

We have Acer's new Aspire One with us today based on the AMD Fusion platform. This 10.1-inch budget series netbook is targeted towards anyone looking for a trendy and compact netbook under 20K.

The Acer 522 has some good things going for it like the HD screen, 1080p video playback, HDMI-out and great design and build quality. However, it runs unnecessarily warm, has an average battery life and worst of all, the APU is too weak to handle...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

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

Although tablets are fast overtaking netbooks in terms of popularity, especially with the recent release of Apple's hallowed iPad 2, the humble netbook still has a lot to offer the average consumer. For one, the presence of a physical keyboard makes it...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Yardena Arar, PC World US (techadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

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...

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):6 / 8
Battery performance:4400
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Green
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Netbook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 19:10
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:10 / 10.1
Display Resolution:1024 x 600 / 1280 x 720
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power supply:40

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 6000 / Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6250 / Intel GMA 3150

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:84
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:1
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:1 / 2
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:No / Yes
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 3.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Networking features:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
SIM card support: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): No
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Display:LCD / TFT
Graphics:Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6250M
Graphics adapter:Radeon HD 6250 / Radeon HD 6250M
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Power supply type:AC/DC
SIM card support: No
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / 802.11 n / 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.11n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Port replicator: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:40
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power supply:40

Processor

Chipset:AMD A50M
Motherboard chipset:AMD A50M
Processor:C-30 / C-50 / C-60
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:AMD C / AMD Dual-Core / AMD Geode
Processor frequency:1
Processor front side bus:276
Processor model:C-30 / C-50 / C-60
Processor threads:2

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Bing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Windows 7 Starter
Trial software:Microsoft Office Starter 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, Memory Stick (MS), SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.28
Height:1 / 1.01 / 1.02
Weight:2.87
Width:10 / 10.2