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Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ400 review- AMD Zacate E-350

January 25th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ400 is a 15.6 inch notebook powered by the AMD’s latest Zacate APU – the E350. Of you are note familiar with the APU, it stands for Accelerated Processing Unit, a new term coined by AMD to indicate the chip formed by the fusion of the CPU and the graphics Unit. The Fusion chip, also called Zacate E-350 has a pair of Bobcat core, clocked at 1.6 GHz. The APU can be classified as suitable for the an entry level processing performance. However, its graphics performance will surprise you.

The Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ400 comes with 4 GB of RAM and 500GB of Hard Disk. Its notable feature include the HDMI port and low cost. As part of the Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ400 review, we present you a concise specification, that will let you see its feature in quick glance.

– AMD E-Series E-350 processor ( dual core, 1.60 GHz, 1 MB L2 Cache)
– 4 GB DDR3 RAM 500 GB Hard Disk
– 15.6 inch screem with 1366 x 768 resolution
– ATI Radeon HD6310 graphics – supports DirectX 11
– HDMI output
– Wired ( Gigabit) and Wireless LAN
– Integrated Webcam
– Three USB 2.0 ports

As you can see Acer Aspire AS5253-BZ400 has everything you need for an entry level notebook. Its performance is decent for all your home and office computing needs. Even when it is moderately priced ( the notebook is available between 469 to 500 Canadian dollars at different stores, at the time of writing) , it comes with 4 GB of RAM and gives HDMI output – the features we generally expect in the $500+ notebooks.

The only potential drawback could be the lack of high end processing power. If most of your computing needs center around the word processing, internet, browsing, email, the notebook deserves a serious look.

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