Acer America said on Friday that it's now offering two new versions of its popular line of Aspire One netbooks: the 11.6-inch Aspire One AO721 and the 10.1-inch Aspire One AO521. Both utilize AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processors and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics with 384 MB of dedicated system memory.
The Aspire One AO721, starting at $429.99, features an HD 11.6-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display. The device is housed in a black matte, mesh-textured cover that limits fingerprints and smudging. It measures less than 1-inch thin and weighs around three pounds while offering a full-sized keyboard. Although the netbook comes packed with 2 GB of DDR3 memory and Windows 7 Home Premium, users can choose up to 250 GB of HDD space, depending on their budget.
As for the Aspire One AO521, this device features an HD 10.1-inch CrystalBrite LED backlit display. Starting at $349.99, this netbook isn't quite as meaty as the AO721, providing a 93-percent-sized keyboard, 1 GB of DDR3 memory, Windows 7 Starter Edition, and up to 250 GB of HDD space. The AO521 is also a bit lighter, weighing around 2.75 pounds.
Friday Acer said that both netbooks share similar features including HDMI connectivity, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and fast Ethernet LAN, a built-in webcam and microphone, a Multi-Gesture Touchpad, and a standard one-year parts and labor warranty.
The Aspire One AO721 and the Aspire One AO521 are now available at retail and e-tail outlets nationwide.