Acer Aspire One AO722-0473 with AMD Radeon retails at Amazon (asking $283.71)
Right, we already got a few snippets about Acer’s imminent AMD Fusion-powered netbook although you can always be sure of Amazon to hand out the spec and pricing details. Unlike the Fusion HP 311m business set we’ve just reviewed, which sports a higher-end AMD E-450 APU, the Aspire One AO722-0473 is not only powered by Dual Core C-60 processor, but runs a TurboCore auto overclocking quality that ticks the clock speed to 1.33GHz – including a 1MB L2 cache memory.
The 11.6 inch netbook still melds AMD Radeon HD 6290 graphics that accompanies 256MB of dedicated memory. Hence, there shouldn’t be a problem playing full HD video including some light gaming. And considering (asking price $283.71) indeed we should look forward to real opposition from major Atom netbooks in both pricing and graphics prowess. More inboard is one HDMI out port that supports HDCP; now link this with a wireless HDMI configuration, you’d have easily turned your machine into a fully functional entertainment hub.
You’ll also find a multi-in-1 card reader and 3 USB 2.0 ports. It also has a Wireless-N with backward harmonized (WIFI-802.11b/g/n). Given all its positive attributes, we propose at least heading to Amazon and having one in person. However if you find it maddening by accidental right clicks, then it isn’t likely to be easy on use – not without a push from Acer, at least.