Acer has launched its latest netbook - the Aspire One 522 - boasting AMD Fusion power so as it can handle "smoother" HD playback and streaming.

The 10.1-inch notebook packs the new AMD C-50 APU (1 MB L2 cache), alongside AMD Radeon HD 6250 graphics (256 MB of dedicated system memory), to provide sharp HD video with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and also 1080p video output via HDMI.

The LED backlit TFT display has a 720p resolution with a 200nitt brightness and there's also a 1280x1024 resolution webcam.

You can have up to 1GB of DDR3 RAM for the Windows 7 option, double this if you decide to go Linux, and your hard drive options are 160GB or 250GB.

There's Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on board, with optional 3G, and the colour choices are black or green.

The Acer Aspire One 522 will hit UK shops in the second quarter of 2011, prices are yet to be confirmed though.

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