Acer is reportedly among the manufacturers looking to utilize AMD's forthcoming Fusion chips, which incorporate a CPU and GPU into the same package. According to Macles
, the Taiwanese system builder is preparing at least one mobile PC that is powered by AMD's C-50 Ontario APU, which features two 1Ghz Bobcat x86 cores (9W TDP) as well as Radeon 6250 graphics with support for DirectX 11 and UVD3 for accelerated video decoding.
Macles reports that the Acer Aspire One 522 uses a similar chassis design to the Aspire One D255
, except it loses the textured touchpad and dons a new green color scheme. The netbook will sport a 10.1-inch 1280x720 display, HDMI and VGA-out, three USB ports, a webcam, and a multi-card reader. Acer will supposedly market the system with an emphasis on HD media, given the 720p screen and support for video acceleration.
Most of the Aspire One 522's remaining specifications will mirror the D255's, though it only carries a single speaker. Interestingly, battery life is rated at six hours, which is two hours less than the D255. We haven't seen any information about pricing or a release date, but we assume it will be available shortly after Fusion hits the market. We expect more information to slip out when CES kicks off in early January.