But... When I started the thing at my home, the maximum reported resolution is 1024x600.
I updated to the latest AMD drivers etc and tried to search the net for answer - no avail. And there's no possibility to untick the check box at the display properties for unsupported display resolutions. What could I do?
(Ok, it comes default with windows 7 starter, but that shouldn't be the issue with the resolution limit...)
No, I double checked the product code from the bottom of the computer because I was suspecting that I got a wrong product in the first place. But it is 522. And the internal hardware is up to the specs, ie. C-50 and radeon 6250.
I'll just try to remove every driver and reinstall new ones. Annoying though.
I can confirm that currys, pc world and dixons all sell the inferior model with the 1024x600 resolution and 3 hour battery life, If you got one from one of these stores, Back it back get a refund and buy it from amazon its might be about £30 more expensive but trust me its worth it for 1280x720 resolution and 6 hours battery life.
A call to Currys yesterday was referred to their technical support. Deny all knowledge. Was it advertised as such? Take it back to store. I bought a few months ago and was definitely sold it on the basis it had the higher screen resolution. Seems to have disappeared from adverts now. Unforunately have already spent money on upgrading memory. Mike
I have the same issue here. The model is clearly labelled as a 522 (on the sticker) but on the same sticker it mentions the 3-cell battery rather than the 6-cell. And upon further investigation, the resolution is also incorrect. I bought mine from an independent seller on Amazon so hopefully I'll be able to get it replaced.
It's weird because this model isn't given a mention on Wikipedia - the only 522 mentioned is the one with the 720p display and larger battery.