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Acer Aspire One AO522-BZ465 Diamond Black AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.00GHz) 10.1" 1GB Memory 250GB HDD Netbook

  • AMD Dual-Core Processor C-50 (1.00GHz)
  • 1GB Memory 250GB HDD
  • Windows 7 Starter
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Ideal for cloud-based content on the go, this 10.1" netbook features amazing technologies for HD multimedia enjoyment, creation and sharing, plus enhanced communication. You can use enhanced face-to-face chatting features -- all for up to 6 hours at a time.

  • newegg Amazing HD Internet Browsing A new AMD C-Series processor delivers great multitasking with two cores and a GPU that enables amazing acceleration for HD Internet video. An HD display and ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics round out this versatile HD netbook, providing lifelike high-definition video on the go. What's more, the graphics chip supports Microsoft DirectX 11 and 1080p HD video output via HDMI so you can transfer Full HD video to monitors, projectors and TVs.
  • newegg Compact Form Factor in Style This 1" thin-and-light netbook fits perfectly in a backpack or handbag and its 360-degree design gives a boutique look and feel. Ultra-portable, yet fitted with regular-size notebook ergonomics, it features a 93% standard-size keyboard with bigger keys for comfortable typing, and a wide multi-gesture touchpad for mouseless, fingertip navigation and control. And, the Aspire One 522 is available in various colors to express your personal taste and identity.
  • newegg Anywhere Connectivity The integrated Acer Crystal Eye 1.3 MP webcam lets you enjoy clear, lifelike image quality with support for video recording and photo capture. Acer Video Conference Manager, meanwhile, enhances face-to-face communication on instant messaging applications. Connect to the Internet just about anywhere with Wi-Fi, Fast Ethernet.
  • newegg Eco-friendy Platform Acer works closely with suppliers and manufacturers to systematically implement eco-friendly production and parts. Full compliance with the RoHS and WEEE directives ensures that responsible measures for recycling and sustainability are undertaken and maintained. The Aspire One 522 is ENERGY STAR 5.0 compliant, and features an eco-friendly panel, mainboard and battery pack with reduced PVC, BFR and mercury.

Learn more about the Acer America AO522-BZ465

General

Brand
Acer
Series
Aspire One
Model
AO522-BZ465
Part#
LU.SES0D.212
Color
Diamond Black

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows 7 Starter

Processor

CPU Type
AMD Dual-Core Processor
CPU Speed
C-50 (1.00GHz)
CPU L2 Cache
1MB

Chipset

Chipset
AMD A50M Fusion

Display

Screen Size
10.1"
Widescreen Display
Yes
Max Resolution
1280 x 720
Display Feature
LED backlight

Graphics

Graphics Processor
AMD Radeon HD 6250
Video Memory
Shared system memory

Memory

Memory Slots
1 x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM
Memory Speed
DDR3 1066
Memory
1GB
Max Memory Supported
1GB
Memory Spec
1GB x 1

Hard Drive

HDD
250GB
Hard Drive RPM
5400 RPM
Hard Drive Interface
SATA

Dimension & Weight

Dimension
12.5" x 9.02" x 4.33"
Weight
2.87 lbs.

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Built-in
Camera Pixels
0.3 Megapixel

Communications

LAN
10/100Mbps
WLAN
802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN

Expansion / Connectivity

USB
3 x USB 2.0
Video Ports
1 x VGA, 1 x HDMI
Audio Ports
1 x Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack
1 x Microphone-in Jack

Audio

Audio
High-Definition Audio Support
Built-in Digital Microphone
Speaker
Built-in stereo speakers

Input Device

Touchpad
Multi-Gesture Touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate and flip
Keyboard
Standard

Card Reader

Card Reader
Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader
- Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card (xD)

Battery

Battery
6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh)
Battery Life
Up to 6-hours

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • FRANK V.
  • 7/21/2012 4:02:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJust bought

Pros: It's really cheap

Cons: lags horribly....slow internet connection Windows started does not have enough functions

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  • Matthew M.
  • 12/16/2011 12:30:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood netbook for the $

Pros: It's cheap and has good performance for the price. I loaded Ubuntu on it and everything works well - from video card to wireless card. It looks good sitting on top of my robotic platform.

Cons: If you're putting Ubuntu (I don't know about other distros) on it you have to configure it to attempt network boot first, then your actual boot device otherwise you get all sorts of instability. Would be nice if the wireless card supported 5ghz N.

Other Thoughts: If I was actually using this as a netbook I would definitely want more memory but that's easy to fix.

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  • David T.
  • 12/5/2011 12:57:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAmazing for a netbook (once upgraded)

Pros: Netbook is super light and as far as base hardware goes its nominal. Ran minecraft and a few basic applications out of the box. Runs excellently after a ram upgrade to 4gb and a fresh new copy of Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Moderate to low end gaming is possible after the ram and OS upgrade!

Cons: 1gb of ram is just not enough on windows 7, at times I wanted to toss this thing in the box for a return due to its horrible speed. The bloatware that comes pre-installed and not to mention Windows 7 Stater was a huge turn-off but that was solved with a new copy of Windows 7 x64. and a ram upgrade

Other Thoughts: Buy this laptop with a stick of 4gb ram or 2gb from day one. and install it before you boot it up the first time. Will make things alot easier and more pleasureful from day 1.

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  • rex v.
  • 10/24/2011 7:13:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice netbook

Pros: the hardware it self is good. out of the box this netbook is junk but with a few minor upgrades and some know how its good.

Cons: OS installed , minor issue with nic and wifi if you have both enabled at once you get shuttering the devices seem to conflict.

Other Thoughts: when i took mine out of the box first thing i did was pop the keyboard off take out the 4 screws and pop the bottom off and upgraded to 4gigs of ram. the next thing i did was hijack the recovery system using windows self recovery i was able to access the recovery drive wipe it and drop win7 ultimate 64bit in its place. at this point i loaded up ubuntu on a live pen drive and resized the recovery partition to fit just the win7 install and removed the other partitions. after doing this while the system boots up you hold down alt + f10 to access the recovery system and sence i replaced the recovery system with win7 64bit it just loaded up the win7 64 bit installer and i installed windows normaly. now that windows is installed i need to track down drivers the wifi/ lan/card reader drivers from acer worked well but the video card drivers did not spending some time playing with drivers i find that the embeded driver package works from amd directly.

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  • Christopher C.
  • 9/28/2011 5:42:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

Pros: This netbook is great for your light computing needs. Very light and thin, with a great battery life.

Cons: The 1 gig of ram is lacking, and it truly puts a hamper on the capabilities of the netbook.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended to upgrade to a 2 gig stick of ram.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/18/2011 8:26:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsNice

Pros: Excellent HDMI. Just used on my 40" LCD and it will go 1080p output. Watched GI Joe on Netflix and the video quality was way great, I didn't expect the APU to be this good!

Cons: The CPU does bottleneck, like others have said...UPGRADE Ram and OS.

Other Thoughts: I just purchased OCZ 120gb SSD (sata III) on Newegg for $139. I have other SSD's in my PC's and it vastly improves the CPU and RAM performance because of the data access time. Make sure you set the BIOS to boot from USB prior to uninstalling the original HD, you will need and external DVD player to install Windows 7 OEM.

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  • Meg P.
  • 9/2/2011 10:24:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: 1080p video decoding
~6 hour battery life
silent
mostly cool
good display

Cons: 1 GB of RAM is stretching it, it's actually 746 MB
the installed graphics drivers are extremely unstable
in fact, the default software configuration is just plain bad
the area under Q on the keyboard can become warm
the speakers are really quite bad
low-end webcam

Other Thoughts: The GPU is enough for Source games on medium at the native resolution.

In general, any slowness I see is due to RAM usage. The CPU itself seems adequate for everything.

I'm a college student, this is portable, and lasts all day (and more). I'm very happy with it.

As a final thought, though, I do wish it had more RAM, but I get by.

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  • Soo N.
  • 8/22/2011 12:25:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsIt can easily handle bly-ray on 1080p resolution

Pros: Dual display via d-sub/HDMI
smooth Blu-ray playback (thanks to built-in UVD in APU)
cool and quiet
Radeon graphics

Cons: CPU

Other Thoughts: For fun I decided to play a blu-ray movie on a second display at 1080p. This little netbook performed flawlessly (thanks to the embedded UVD in the C-50 core), no skipping during playback. The only thing that took a while was to start the playback software (CPU).

Once playback began CPU usage maxed at a mere 25%, averaging 9%. CPU maxed at 15% averaging 7%. I ran AMD's System Monitor during the test.

ALL AMD APU's feature this built-in UVD. So ALL Fusion-based netbooks will handle blu-ray.

If you want a multimedia-centric netbook with some good grapics performance then this machine is the way to go.

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  • MOHAMMAD A.
  • 8/14/2011 12:45:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVery slow

Pros: It has HDMI. That's the only good thing I see in it!

Cons: This netbook is the slowest netbook I've ever used.

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  • Erric N.
  • 7/29/2011 8:29:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome Netbook

Pros: 1280 x 720 screen and wide viewing angle. Hugely better than the 1024 x 600 screens I see.
Lots of ports and the web-cam is good enough.
Very compact, light, and thin (even for 10" netbook).
6 hour battery life seems low or average in this class, but 3x better than my other notebooks.
Multi-gesture Touchpad is surprising good - not too sensitive.
Very travel friendly netbook that also out performs my 5 year old 14" notebook.
Good look and feel - maybe a little cheap, but not disapointing.
Runs "snappy", even for a 1Ghz APU. More so after cleaning the OS and upgrading RAM.

Cons: Speakers are weak, but fixed with earphones.
Difficult to upgrade the RAM & hard drive.(not suggested for everyone)
Win 7 Starter, but I never planned on using this anyway.
No bluetooth, but for ~$300 - can't expect too much.

Other Thoughts: I'm working overseas and my brother was able to help me buy this. The best and only 10" C-50 I found.
Blows away the Atom, especially in games, graphics, and video.
Installed 4 gigs RAM, Win 7 64bit, and 1TB HD.
I can use this for real work if necessary. Runs nearly all Windows software without upgrading the OS (Photoshop, Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc)
Runs nearly all games in low-mid settings except for Crysis 1&2 , Farcry2, Metro 2033, etc. Better suited for real time strategy & turn based (long airplane flights) or old games because of the small screen and 1 Ghz APU.
It's easy to find URLs to help upgrade the RAM since it's not as simple as unscrewing the bottom.

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