Sunday, January 29, 2012

Laptop Tester Reviews | Acer Aspire ONE 722-BZ699 AMD Fusion C-50 / 1 GHz

The Laptop Tester on Blogger tests the Acer Aspire ONE 722-BZ699.

The Review from Laptop Tester on Blogger

First of all, I love these netbooks from Acer. I had bought for myself the Acer Aspire One D255E and reviewed it with a five star rating for $250, this netbook is a little higher in price, around $419.99, but for a good reason.

I think the Aspire One 722 is really the big brother to the D255E. With an 11.6" inch screen and upgraded processor, and graphics card. The 722 runs a whole lot faster and more powerfully.

Once we received the 722, I took it on a 3 day drive across North Carolina and Florida. Testing it out at two hotels, a rest stop, and five restaurants. Let me explain, I was supposed to test it out at my home office, but we had to do a pick up down in Florida. I used a Verizon broadband USB device for a majority of the drive. No, I wasn't driving, but the drive was nice as I watched Family Guy clips and the such.

One thing I noted immediately was the small increase in size, didn't really match the bigger bang of processor speed and overall response. The AMD Fusion C-50 cuts like a knife through many processes and programs, a lot faster than the Atom for this netbook.

Graphics also seemed a whole lot better too. More fluidly in audio and better video playback. It wasn't OMG impressive, but pretty darn good anyways for video watching! I was impressed, and think highly of this netbook as an upgrade from the D255E.

The 11.6" Aspire One 721-722 series is thin and lightweight, yet boasts a full-size keyboard to deliver the best of both worlds - portability plus usability. This netbook also comes with a multi-gesture touchpad for scrolling, rotating images, zooming and browsing with mouse-less, fingertip convenience.

I give this netbook a 5 star rating, and a plus up for dependable and hardworking.

Specifications

General
   System Type:  Netbook
   Built-in Devices:  Stereo speakers, wireless LAN antenna, Bluetooth antenna
   Width:  11.2 in
   Depth:  8 in
   Height:  1 in
   Weight:  3.3 lbs
   Color:  Diamond black

Processor
   Processor:  AMD Fusion C-50 / 1 GHz
   Multi-Core Technology:  Dual-Core
   64-bit Computing:  Yes
   Chipset Type:  AMD A50M

Cache Memory
   Type:  L2 cache
   Installed Size:  1 MB

RAM
   Installed Size:  2 GB / 2 GB (max)
   Technology:  DDR3 SDRAM - 1066 MHz
   Form Factor:  SO DIMM 204-pin
   Configuration Features:  1 x 2 GB

Storage Controller
   Type:  Serial ATA

Storage
   Hard Drive:  250 GB - Serial ATA-300 - 5400 rpm

Card Reader
   Type:  5 in 1 card reader
   Supported Flash Memory Cards:  SD Memory Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, xD-Picture Card

Display
   Display Type:  11.6" TFT
   LCD Backlight Technology:  LED backlight
   Max Resolution:  1366 x 768 ( WXGA )
   Widescreen Display:  Yes
   Image Aspect Ratio:  16:9
   Color Support:  16.7 million colors
   Features:  HDCP, CineCrystal

Video
   Graphics Processor / Vendor:  AMD Radeon HD 6250

Audio
   Audio Output:  Sound card
   Compliant Standards:  High Definition Audio
   Audio Input:  Microphone

Notebook Camera
   Camera Type:  Integrated

Input Device(s)
   Type:  Keyboard, touchpad
   Features:  Multi-gesture touch pad, Acer FineTip keyboard

Networking
   Networking:  Network adapter
   Wireless LAN Supported:  Yes
   Wireless NIC:  Acer InviLink Nplify
   Data Link Protocol:  Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS
   Features:  Acer SignalUp
   Compliant Standards:  IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0

Expansion / Connectivity
   Expansion Slot(s):  1 (total) / 0 (free) x memory - SO DIMM 204-pin
   Interfaces:  3 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A ¦ 1 x audio / video - HDMI - 19 pin HDMI Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45

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