Skillfully combining a sleek and stylish look with outstanding performance to help you enjoy an all-round HD experience while on the go, the Acer Aspire One 522 (model AO522-BZ897) can efficiently handle everyday tasks--such as Internet browsing, streaming online HD video, e-mailing, chatting, photo viewing, and document editing--even with visually intense, high-definition applications.
Enjoy smooth streaming video on the Aspire One AO522 netbook with the AMD C-Series processor and ATI Radeon HD graphics.
It's equipped with an AMD Fusion Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), which is engineered to deliver rich, sharp and lifelike HD Internet entertainment. The Aspire One 522 also integrates AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics to provide sharp HD video with support for the latest graphics standards including Microsoft DirectX 11, 1080p video output via HDMI, real time image processing with auto color and contrast adjustment, and edge sharpening.
With a 10.1-inch display, built-in Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, a 250 GB hard drive, and up to 6-hours of battery life you'll have everything you need in a travel light design so you can stay connected on-the-go, enjoy more of your media and tackle your everyday demands with ease.
Thanks to HD playback capabilities, this netbook easily integrates into the home entertainment environment. And to provide a seamless experience, it is equipped with an HDMI port to easily connect to HDTV or video-projectors and share Hi-Def video content on a big screen at a larger 1080p resolution.
The big keyboard for fast-paced comfortable typing is complemented by the multi-gesture touchpad, perfect for scrolling documents, rotating images, zooming and browsing, all with fingertip convenience. This highly efficient netbook complies with Energy Star standards, is mercury free, and ensures 22.2 percent power savings compared with standard netbook displays courtesy of the LED backlit panel.
Pipe HD content to an external monitor or big-screen HDTV via a single HDMI cable.
Engage in face-to face communication anywhere with the 1.3-megapixel HD webcam.
This Aspire One comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system. You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010. Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
- Up to 6 hours of battery life with included 6-cell battery (4400 mAh)
- 10.1-inch LED-backlit CrystalBrite screen (1280 x 720 resolution) for native 720p high-definition resolution
- 1.0 GHz AMD C-Series processor C-50 (1 MB L2 cache) is designed to deliver the balanced performance you need to enjoy your favorite applications.
- 250 GB hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz; 1 GB maximum capacity with Windows 7 Starter)
- ATI Radeon HD 6250 graphics provides the performance you need to take your high-definition experience to the next level by combining the power of desktop graphics with mobility so you can experience smooth viewing of rich content built from popular sites like Hulu.com or YouTube.
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking capability provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers).
- Multi-gesture Touchpad for circular-motion scrolling, pinch-action zoom, and page flip. (Learn more)
- 1.3-megapixel webcam integrated into the display bezel for easy video chats and conferencing (1280 x 1024 resolution).
- 84-key FineTip keyboard, 93 percent of standard-size with bigger keys for easy typing.
- Mono speaker
- Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system (Learn more)
- Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs. Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
- Weight: 2.87 pounds
- Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty
- Energy Star certified
Ports and Connectivity
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
- Fast Ethernet (10/100)
- VGA video output
- Multi-in-1 memory card reader compatible with MultiMediaCard, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, and xD-Picture Card (optional adapter supports optional Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, miniSD, microSD, and Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard)
What's in the Box
This package contains the Acer Aspire One AO522-BZ897 netbook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions
The Acer Multi-Gesture Touchpad
A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.
The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.
Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Your PC, Simplified.
Windows 7 Starter makes small notebook PCs easier to use because it puts less between you and what you want to do--less waiting, less clicking, less hassle connecting to networks. And Starter combines the latest in reliability and responsiveness with the familiarity and compatibility of Windows.
Windows 7: Your PC Simplified
Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.
- Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
- Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
- Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
- Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
- Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live
Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.
- Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
- Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
- Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
- Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.
Windows Live is available for free at download.live.com.
Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010
- Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
- Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.
* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.