Acer Aspire One 532G netbook packs Ion 2 GPU

Feb 17, 2010
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We stopped by Acer at MWC 2010 to check out their latest Android smartphones, and came across the Aspire One 532G, the company's first Full HD compliant netbook. While Acer aren't making a song & dance about it, the AO532G is in fact the first netbook to use NVIDIA's Ion 2 meaning it's capable of 1080p output via HDMI. However the Ion 2 GPU is switchable, using NVIDIA's latest Optimus technology, balancing graphics power against battery life.

Basic specs are an Intel 1.66GHz Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive. On top of that Acer add the Ion 2 and a 720p-capable 10.1-inch LED-backlit display, together with WiFi and optional 3G. According to the company you can manage up to 10hrs battery life, though we don't imagine that's making much use of the Ion 2 GPU.

There's also a nifty cellphone-style AC adapter, which is apparently not only easier to drop into a bag but saves a third of the recharging time, and a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. No word on pricing, but the Acer Aspire One 532G will apparently begin shipping at the end of Q1 2010.


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