Acer has once again launched their newest innovation of netbook, the Acer Aspire One 521-3530. The external design and style of this newest netbook model is generally identical to Acer’s earlier netbook models. It comes in all-plastic design and flat isolated keys that has little spacing in betweens function keys causing frequent typing mistakes especially for those who has larger fingers.
Acer Aspire One 521-3530 surprises the netbook market by presenting a significant improvement in netbook’s general performance both in graphics and applications. The following are Acer Aspire One 521’s specifications, advantages and disadvantages.
Unlike its predecessors that uses Intel Atom processor and DDR2 memory which is also used by most of netbook models, Acer Aspire One 521-3530 uses the powerful AMD Athlon II Neo K125 single-core processor match with 1GB PC3-8500 DDR3 Memory, 250GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive and Windows 7 Starter operating system.
Further improvement made on the device is it usage of ATI Radeon HD 4225 Integrated Graphics Processor that guarantee to process HD video in the absence of a secondary chip which is offered by some companies. This gives Acer Aspire One 521-3530 the capability to playback high-def video feeds. Notably, the performance could still be enhanced by upgrading the device to 2GB memory.
The portable device uses a six-cell battery (4400mA) which is considerably has lower capacity than its competitors. Acer Aspire One 521 model comes with 10.1-inch screen LED Backlit display in 1024×600 natural resolution with a 1.3 mega pixel web cam. Amazingly, it is equipped with 5-in-1 card reader, VGA, HDMI and three 2.0 USB output as well as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet.
Measuring of 10.2×7.5×1.1-Inches and weighing 2.8 pounds.The major advantage of this portable device is it provides faster netbook performance with enhanced graphics due to its capability to support high-def video playback. In fact, the device has the ability to playback 720p and 1080p standard video streaming. Moreover, HDMI output allows hooking the device to a high-definition television or any external monitor. Lastly, the device is well-priced for its newly-improved performance.
Although the device’s performance is quite impressive, this has great impact into its battery runtime that unfortunately fall short as to what Atom netbooks offer. Also, the preinstalled software is too much for a netbook and the keyboard’s little spacing that makes typing a struggle.
With stronger performance, price is also higher compared to Atom-based netbooks. Therefore, Acer Aspire One 521-3530 is an excellent choice for a netbook.