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Aspire One A0522-BZ897 Netbook Review

February 15th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Asire One A0522-BZ897 netbook is the first netbook with AMD Fusion APU. This netbook runs on AMD C-50 “Ontario” chip incorporating 1GHz Dual-Core processor. This netbook got buolt-in ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics and HD video decoder supporting 1080p content. These features are indicating perfect entertainment experience through this latest AND Fusion based netbook. This netbook comes with 1GB DDR3 RAM and 250GB hard drive. Importantly, its battery backup is huge and offer 6-hours battery life for netbook through its 6-cell battery pack. This laptop weighs jus 2.87 lbs and sported with one built-in 1.3-megapixel webcam. This netbook’s chassis design is almost as same as earlier Aspire One models.

AMD C-50 “Ontario” Chip Details:

AMD C-50 Ontario processor, that powers Aspire One A0522-BZ897  is one of the AMD’s Fusion family members. This can be compared easily with Intel’s Dual-Core Atom N550 in many aspects. This Ontario chip consumes just 9w of power. This processor is bundled with ATI Radeon 6310 graphics to ensure good graphics performance. This processor is the best ideal one for tablets according to AMD. It is dual-core processor with a clock speed of 1 GHz. Its memory controller is very simpler and offers limited features only.

Aspire One A0522-BZ897 Pros:

  • Priced reasonably.
  • Comes with 1.3-megapixel webcam.
  • It has ATI Radeon 6310 graphics.
  • It has HDMI output port.
  • It has wireless connectivity.
  • Huge battery backup (6-hours).
  • Light in weight.
  • It has mono speakers with decent sound quality.

Aspire One A0522-BZ897 Cons:

  • Little expensive for few.
  • No Optical drive.
  • No Bluetooth.
  • Not suitable for gaming.
  • No possibility to expand RAM.



This netbook is powered through the latest AMD C-series Ontario Processor. This processor is clocked at 1.0 GHz.

System memory and Hard drive:

This netbook comes with 1 GB DDR3 RAM and no possibility to expand this memory.

Hard drive of this netbook is 250GB.

Display and graphics:

This netbook got 10.1-inches widescreen with WXGA LED-Backlit display.

This netbook is facilitated with ATI Radeon HD 6250 Graphics.

Operating System:

Aspire One A0522-BZ897  comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Starter.


This netbook is arranged with mono speakers and sound quality is quite decent.


Aspire One A0522-BZ897  is arranged with 1.3-megapixel built-in webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.


This netbook got one 6-cell lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 6-hours battery backup for the netbook.

Additional Ports:

This netbook got one Multi-in-1 Memory Card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output port, one VGA port, one microphone jack and one headphone jack.


Aspire One A0522-BZ897 is arranged with 802.11 n Wi-Fi for wireless LAN.

Input Devices:

This netbook got 93% size keys keyboard and offer easy typing facility for a user. It has touchpad with multi touch and with good responsiveness.

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  1. ChubbyBubby
    February 16th, 2011 at 12:27 | #1

    Umm…actually you can upgrade the ram to 4gb. Although, there’s only one slot. You can play plenty of games on this bad boy. I would sugget anyone interested hit up youtube for some vids of the games it can run. This machine is quite impresive, especially at the price. Now if only ASUS would release the damn 1015B…geesh.