Acer designs Aspire One AO532h netbook with Intel Atom N450 processor

Aspire One AO532h

The market interest in ultra portable computing devices seems to be picking up significantly judging by the number of netbooks that have been released of late. Acer has revealed their Aspire AO532h netbook that comes powered by Intel’s Atom N450 processor that is claimed to proffer advanced connectivity along with extensive battery life.

The chassis sports a 10.1 inch WSVGA Acer CrystalBrite LED-backlit display screen as also an expansive keyboard accompanied by a multi-gesture enabled touchpad. Apart from the Intel processor, it houses Intel’s Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 and a mobile Intel NM10 Express chipset. The memory attributes are cited as 1024MB DDR2 667MHz memory and an integrated 160GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive.

“These new Aspire One netbooks offer mobile users some of the features and performance of a larger notebook, while providing a highly portable, compact design that’s easy to take anywhere,” remarked Ray Sawall, senior manager of product marketing, Acer America. “Consumers can browse the Internet, check email, share photos, enjoy their entertainment applications, and even get work done wherever their travel takes them.”

The AO532h offers Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi and 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) connectivity. Other features consist of embedded webcam, two stereo speakers and three USB 2.0 ports. The netbook is sold with a Windows 7 Starter Edition, tips the scale at 1.25kg and measures 10.17” x 7.28” x 0.99”. It may be powered by a six-cell Li-ion 5600mAh or 4400mAh battery that provides for 10 hours and 8 hours of battery life, correspondingly.

Acer’s Aspire One AO532h netbook is available in shades of onyx blue, silver matrix and garnet red. It comes with a price tag that reads at $299.99.