Sunday, May 29, 2011

Acer Aspire One 722 (AO-722-C52) and 12.1-inch Asus Eee PC 1215B

Update: Acer has released a updated Acer Aspire One O722-C60, details at this link.

Two new AMD Fusion powered laptops are now available in the market. By we are going to greet these two with a yawn. The first is the 11.6-inch Acer Aspire One 722 (AO-722-C52) with a suggested retail price of Php21,990 pre-installed with Windows 7 Starter. The second is the 12.1-inch Asus Eee PC 1215B with a suggested retail price of Php19,990 without an operating system.

Acer Aspire One 722

While more AMD Fusion options are welcome, these two are equipped with the slower AMD Fusion Brazos C-50 with 1.0 GHz dual core processor and Radeon 6250 graphics processing unit. This processor and graphics combination is more than adequate, providing performance on par with a dual core Atom with Nvidia Ion.

Asus Eee PC 1215B
But before you buy one of these C-50 units take a look at the HP Pavillion DM1-3016AU with the more powerful AMD Fusion Zacate E-350 with 1.6 GHz dual core processor and Radeon 6310 graphics processing unit. The HP Pavillion DM1-3016AU, has twice the processing power and 30% more graphics punch than these C-50 units.

The Acer Aspire One 722 (AO-722-C52) and Asus Eee PC 1215B do come with larger 500GB hard drives, as against the 320GB drive on the HP Pavillion DM1-3016AU. The slower C-50 might also mean longer battery life than a Zacate powered system but, we need to wait for more reviews and user feedback to verify this.

Could be an interesting option if the battery life is significantly longer, but right now the the HP Pavillion DM1-3016AU is looking like the value for money option among the three.

Update: Asus has released an E-450 version of its Eee PC 1215B. Looks like it might be the best of the bunch,

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