Acer Announces Aspire One 532g, With NVIDIA Optimus Tech and Next-Gen NVIDIA Ion

Acer Announces Aspire One 532g, With NVIDIA Optimus Tech and Next-Gen NVIDIA Ion

Showing how mobility, cell phones, and netbooks overlap, Acer has just announced the Acer Aspire One 532G netbook at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  The 532G is the first netbook with dedicated next-generation NVIDIA ION 2 graphics acceleration.  The machine also is enabled with NVIDIA's recently announced Optimus technology to balance multimedia performance  when needed, along with battery life savings, seamlessly switching to integrated Intel Atom/Pinetrail graphics when it's not required. Word is Ion 2 is going to be outfitted with twice the number of shaders for even more graphics horsepower as well.


The Hi-Def 532G netbook will allow content to be played through its own display at 720p.  Alternatively, users can connect the 532G's HDMI output to a secondary Hi-Def TV/LCD monitor to view Hi-Def at a 1080p resolution.

Other details: the Aspire One 532G will be powered by a 1.66GHz N450 Atom processor, have 2GB RAM, a 320GB HDD and a 10-inch high-resolution display. As you would expect it also comes with Wi-Fi and optional 3G.  Acer said in its press release that the 532G will have battery life of up to 10 hours.

The 532G will come in three colors, Pearl Silver, Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue, and will  ship at the end of March. Pricing is still unknown.  The netbook measures 1-inch thick and weighs in at 1 kg.


Here's a hands-on video of the Acer Aspire One 532G in action. Check it out below, but please note: corny, overly dramatic music and no voice-over.  The full PR from Acer is listed after the break.


Acer Aspire One 532G: first netbook with dedicated graphics for true Hi-Def video enjoyment

Playback 1080p on external screen for viewing Hi-Def content with friends and family

2010-02-15 - The new Acer Aspire One 532G sets the netbook trend in the digital world where Hi-Def viewing online is growing dramatically. Acer presents the world’s first netbook with dedicated next-generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics acceleration enabling users to enjoy Hi-Def content online as well as playback at 720p; alternatively, connect through HDMI output to a secondary Hi-Def TV/LCD monitor for sharing Hi-Def content with friends at a larger 1080p resolution.

With up to 10 hours* of battery life, integrated Wi-Fi®, 10.1” Hi-Def LED backlit display and optional 3G, the Aspire One 532G matches outstanding performance with an ultra-compact design, offering all the power you need. Netbook users can now enjoy flawless Hi-Def web content streaming and multiple Internet applications with ease.

Flawless web Hi-Def acceleration† and Hi-Def entertainment
Go beyond simple Internet browsing to experience full high-definition video on sites like YouTube HD, Hulu and Facebook, Aspire One 532G with dedicated graphics accelerates web Hi-Def content streaming effortlessly. Enjoy smooth and flawless 3D computing, mainstream PC gaming, boost the performance of editing and converting videos, face-tagging photos and Hi-Def video playback up to 1080p via HDMI-output to HDTV; and effectively perform everyday Internet browsing, emailing, chats, photo viewing, document editing and such on the Aspire One 532G. All of these are achieved with the new Intel Atom™ N450 platform and next-generation NVIDIA® ION™ GPU with dedicated 512MB memory.

Smart power and Hi-Def performance
The Aspire One 532G makes no compromise on great performance and battery life; it mobilizes online Hi-Def computing, at the same time lowers power consumption for longer-lasting battery. NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology intelligently, automatically, and seamlessly transitions between the powerful NVIDIA® ION™ GPU, and battery-saving integrated graphics – depending on the needs of the application – delivering great battery life and great performance when you need it.

Care-free mobile companion

Making light work of Internet multi-tasking, the Aspire One 532G needs only a single charge for up to 10 hours* of cable-free power, enabling users to stay connected and get the most on-the-go. The innovative AC adapter is travel friendly, lighter than typical adapters, saves 1/3 charging time and comes with interchangeable AC converters. No matter where you are, you can always have the right plug.

Measuring only 1” thin and about 1 kg in weight, the Aspire One 532G is available in three contemporary colors – Sapphire Blue, Ruby Red and Pearl Silver. Its compact form, fluid Hi-Def cinema and flawless Hi-Def flash video quality along with great battery life, truly realizes barrier-free communication.

This highly efficient netbook is Energy Star® v5.0 qualified and compliant with RoHS and WEEE EU directives, regulating the use and disposal of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. It also features LED backlight, making it mercury free.

The Aspire One 532G will start shipping at the end of Q1 2010.
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I love the device manager and the performance module view. It looks like an awesome unit, and with the Optimus package it looks like a very capable add on as well as effective energy and performance management platform. As far as it goes on the netbook platform Acer has always been a major player. These just seem to be moving closer and closer to an all functional mobile device, this one it seems with more perf thrown in.

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In a few years or so you can maybe have a high desk top spec laptop :D

That thing is not going to conserve power cause its going to be kicking some transformer ass! lol JK

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Acer has come a long way in recent years.

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Many of the before secondary providers have come a long way in the last couple of years. Not to mention more will be and already are doing so this year.

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Wow, thats totally kickin dude. I like it.

Jess

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Pretty damn cool but how much will this cost? I thought netbooks were supposed to be a low cost alternative to laptops/notebooks. It seems like they're steadily rising in price.

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You can expect it to weigh in around $300ish I would imagine.

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Acer Aspire One 532G is the first netbook that use Nvidia Optimus technology with 2 graphics cards in it. By using Nvidia Optimus technology, the use of graphics cards will be adjusted to the application being used, so it will makes Acer Aspire One 532G battery life more long lasting and it can survive for more than 10 hours. Acer Aspire One 532G netbook use Intel Atom N450 as processor, 2 GB of RAM memory, 320 GB hard drive and 10.1-inch screen.

Informations of amazing laptops : http://www.onlinenotebook.com/acer-aspire-5738dg-6165.html

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