Acer might not be the top computer manufacturer in the world, but that doesn’t mean it is going to sit there and do nothing about their situation. In order to maintain a cutting edge, Acer has decided to provide a shot in the arm, or rather, processor, with their low cost Aspire One range.
First of all, the Acer Aspire One 522 netbook and Aspire One 722 notebook that came with 1GHz AMD C-50 processors and Radeon HD 6250 graphics have been revamped to include the newer AMD C-60 processor alongside a beefier Radeon HD 6290 graphics chipset.
Of course, the inclusion of these new chips would still place it far away from desktop-class performance, but every little bit helps in this case – where you will be able to experience a surge in performance without actually affecting the battery life negatively since the C-60 chip sports a TDP of 9W that is similar to its predecessor, the C-50 processor.
No idea on whether the updated devices will arrive in the US, but they shouldn’t cost too much if they make it past the FCC considering those living in Europe can get the Aspire One 522 and Aspire One 722 for 250 Euros and 400 Euros, respectively.
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