Acer prepping first netbook with Nvidia Ion 2 graphics

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Acer is rushing to get its Aspire One 532G out the door, claiming it to be the world's first netbook to feature Nvidia's Ion 2 graphics technology. Carrying a 10.1-inch LED-backlit 720p display, the system features an Intel Atom N450 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 512MB of dedicated video memory, 320GB of storage, Wi-Fi and optional 3G connectivity. Acer says the netbook can pump 1080p content over HDMI, allowing you to watch HD videos on a secondary monitor or TV. Likewise, it can cope with high-def media from sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Facebook.

Despite the graphics-crunching prowess of the Ion 2, the Aspire One 532G offers respectable battery life with up to 10 hours of juice per charge. Additionally, Acer says the machine's AC adapter is lighter than usual and somehow cuts charging time by a third. The system itself measures only an inch thick and weighs about 1kg (2.2lbs). A release date and price haven't been established, but the Aspire One 532G should ship in a few months in blue, red, and silver.

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