Pros

  • Excellent battery life
  • Great display and good multimedia features

Cons

  • Type can look small on the 10.1-inch display
  • Very poor benchmark performance

At A Glance

Compact and attractively priced, the Aspire One 522 delivers great battery life and multimedia performance, but doesn't have much raw computing power.

Manufacturer’s Description

Acer AO522-BZ897 comes with these high level Specs. AMD C-Series Processor C-50, Windows 7 Starter, 10.1" HD WXGA LED-backlit Display, AMD A50M Fusion Chipset, ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics, 1024MB DDR3 Memory, 250GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM), Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, Built-In 1.3MP Webcam, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), Up to 6-hours Battery Life, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, 2.87 lbs. | 1.3 kg (system unit only)

Manufacturer’s Website

http://us.acer.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number LUSES0D010
Processor
Processor type AMD Fusion
Processor speed 1000.0 MHz
Cache size 1.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 10.1 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 250.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 099802389024
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 10.1 inches
Depth 7.2 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 2.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Mono
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Starter
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 32.0
Battery
Battery Life 6:53   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 1117.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 717.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 777.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1656.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 896.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 690.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 549.0   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 8.8   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 15.85   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 15.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 8.61   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 8.42   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 5.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 5.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 14.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 14.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 1287.0