In a far away land, also known as Cannes, France, some new Acer netbooks were recently unveiled for the public. Acer already is packing heat with the release of Apsire One 532g, powered by the Ion 2, but is bringing another two HD netbooks into the fray. The two new devices are the Acer Aspire One 521 and Gateway LT22. Both of them share some nifty upgrades, such as 1.2GHz AMD V105 processors and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics. The graphics capabilities of these netbooks is going to be critical for their success on the market, as they can handle some light to medium gaming without noticeable difficulty. The battery life of both is still not entirely known however.
One particularly distinguishing feature of these netbooks is that they HDMI ports. This clever little feature will give these netbooks a home in any multi-media home entertainment system.
Via engadget, image via engadget.
Gaming PC maker iBuyPower announced Wednesday a plan to bundle free MSI Wind netbooks with a selection of gaming computers, functioning as a curious way to get student gamers and budget buyers to choose their products.
The MSI Wind U100 is the netbook in question, which will be bundled with iBuyPower’s “Power Bundle” gaming rig. The systems have AMD Phenom II and Intel Core i7 CPUs and graphics cards in either ATI Radeon HD 4850/4890 or Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+GTX 285 varieties.
The PCs will have up to 12 GB of DDR3 memory, a hefty order, and will sell for a similarly hefty $1179-$1849. Bundling the MSI Wind U100 seems to give the good value, so you can keep your Power Bundle gaming computer in your dorm while carrying around the MSI netbook to class.
iBuyPower seems confident the deal will be worth your while:
“With a Power Bundle, users have more flexibility. Purchasing one laptop for both mobile and home use requires a sacrifice in both mobility and gaming power. The lightweight netbook is more portable than a 17” desktop replacement, which can weigh as much as 20 pounds and is definitely not the ideal mobile solution for taking notes in class or studying in a coffee shop. Additionally, a traditional gaming PC offers a superior graphics, processing power, and upgradability to deliver a gaming experience that cannot be matched by any notebook.”
Check out the iBuyPower website for more details.