WORLD’S FIRST NEXT-GENERATION ION NETBOOK PREVIEWED BY ACER AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS

by David Ragones

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Acer provided the world’s first look at http://www.typepad.com/site/blogs/6a00d834515fca69e20120a541c79a970c/post/6a00d834515fca69e20128779797d4970c/edit#a netbook with Next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics. The new Acer AspireOne 532g represents a major leap over today’s Atom netbooks by providing support for streaming HD video on sites like YouTube, enhanced gaming performance in games like World of Warcraft, and full support for Windows 7 Home Premium.

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The Acer AspireOne 532g gets its extra horsepower from a Next-generation ION graphics processing unit (GPU), which is a discrete GPU with dedicated graphics memory that is attached to an Intel Atom “Pine Trail” CPU.

The new AspireOne will deliver up to 10 hours of battery life* thanks to NVIDIA Optimus Technology. Optimus automatically and seamlessly enables the NVIDIA GPU only when an application demands it. Read some of the rave reviews about Optimus from press around the world.

Worldwide availability of the Acer Aspire One 532g is expected later in Q1. Stay tuned for more information on Next-Generation NVIDIA ION in early March. 

* With 6-cell 5600mAh battery pack. The listed battery life is based on MobileMark 2007 productivity mode testing with wireless on. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features.