The Acer Aspire One 721 netbook we first spied a few weeks ago is now shipping. You can find it listed on Acer’s site here, and you can order it on Amazon here for $429. It marks the first netbook we’ve seen that’s based on AMD’s recently announced 2010 Ultrathin platform. And thin it is, measuring 1.1 inches thick. It weighs 3.1 pounds and features a 11.6-inch display and a full-size keyboard.
The netbook’s AMD Neo processor is a different model than previously rumored. The Aspire 721 uses a single-core 1.7GHz Athlon II Neo K125 CPU on the AMD M880G chipset. The other core specs are fairly standard for a netbook, wth 2GB of DDR3 memory, a 160GB hard drive, and integrated ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics. The screen has a 1366×768 resolution, and you can output to an HDTV using the netbook’s HDMI port. The six-cell battery is rated for 5.5 hours of running time.