Acer focuses on AMD with launch of new netbooks and laptops


Acer has unveiled a selection of new notebooks and netbooks featuring a range of AMD technologies.

Launching its new products in Cannes, Acer introduced the Aspire One 521 and 721 models both featuring AMD processors. The AMD V-Series processor V105 enables multitasking, even when using HD applications, while users can also enjoy up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.

They are the first devices to come with the 2010 AMD HD Netbook Platform, which is designed to provide enhanced mobile entertainment and longer battery life.

New Acer Aspire One

They come in two different sizes 10.1in and 11.6in and a multi-gesture touchpad is also included, which can be used to rotate images, scroll documents or zoom in and out.

Acer has also introduced the new Aspire x553 series, including the Aspire 5553 and 4553 notebooks.

Again, much focus has been placed on the visual quality provided by the machines, with a 2010 AMD mainstream notebooks platform featured along with ATI Mobility Radeon HD premium graphics.

Users will also get to experience high-definition Acer CineCrystal LED backlit displays, designed to provide greater clarity of visuals.

For greater control, Acer has included a highly-responsive keyboard with larger keys, as well as a multi-gesture touchpad with circular-motion scrolling, page flipping and pinch-action zoom capabilities.

The Acer Backup key allows the user to duplicate files to another location to enable greater data security, while a multi-in-one card reader supports the most popular card formats for simple data transfer.

Acer will no doubt be looking to its new products to take on HP in the PC market. A Gartner report from April showed that the former had been catching up with the latter in terms of PC shipment market share.

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