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Acer Aspire One 522

alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the value for money and keyboard. The battery and portability also get good comments, but there are some mixed views about the size. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound.

screen, portability, battery, keyboard, value for money

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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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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 T

Design and workmanship; Acceptable interface supply; Room sparing, light adapter; HD display resolution; Smooth HD rendering; Good battery life

Small scope of delivery; Difficult extendability; Display surface and measurements; Moderate office performance; Permanently active fan

For example: the Acer Aspire One D255 with an Intel Atom N550 from the own range, the Toshiba NB550D with almost identical hardware configuration and the Samsung NF310 with a matt HD range.

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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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Good for Traveling

 

I would recommend this Netbook for anyone who does a lot of traveling (as it is very light and thin). Obviously you aren't going to be able to do serious gaming or video editing on this machine but for web surfing or typing a document, this Netbook is...

ADM C-50 ACU is surprisingly good ; Multi-Touch Pad ; HDMI Output ; 3 USB ports ; 6 cell battery (lasts about 7.5 hours of moderate use) ; Extra Large Keys on Keyboard ; Thin

windows 7 STARTER (I had to upgrade to premium. Just to give you a picture of how limited it is: You cant even change the desktop background) This was probably the biggest con ; Only 1 gig of ram (I upgraded to 2gb for $20) ; No Bluetooth ; Only one...

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Good for Traveling

 

I would recommend this Netbook for anyone who does a lot of traveling (as it is very light and thin). Obviously you aren't going to be able to do serious gaming or video editing on this machine but for web surfing or typing a document, this Netbook is...

ADM C-50 ACU is surprisingly good ; Multi-Touch Pad ; HDMI Output ; 3 USB ports ; 6 cell battery (lasts about 7.5 hours of moderate use) ; Extra Large Keys on Keyboard ; Thin

windows 7 STARTER (I had to upgrade to premium. Just to give you a picture of how limited it is: You cant even change the desktop background) This was probably the biggest con ; Only 1 gig of ram (I upgraded to 2gb for $20) ; No Bluetooth ; Only one...

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works great!

 

head and shoulders above all other netbooks on the market. highly recommended.

speedy for a netbook, better than expected graphics capabilities, great screen resolution, long battery life

sensitive touchpad makes it difficult to type without accidentally moving your cursor with the palm of your hand. finger print magnet

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Great netbook fir its price

 

I've had this netbook for more than a week now and so far it's great. It's no Macbook, that's for sure (I've used a Macbook 2 years already prior to this netbook). Oh, the usual frustrations of having to use Windows.

only around 1 inch thick ; inexpensive ; has dedicated graphics card ; can play 720p HD video ; multitouch trackpad ; simple, clean design ; nice chiclet keyboard ; very portable ; has a free sleeve ; 1280x720 screen resolution ; HDMI out

low processing power ; last only around 3-4 hours with wifi ; some drivers in the website doesn't work ; no caps lock light indicator ; speakers are terrible ; the screen bezel is a smudge magnet

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: Yes
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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