Acer's new 15-inch, under-$500 AMD laptop, the Aspire 5253

The 15.6-inch Acer Aspire 5253 starts at under $500, thanks to AMD's new low-cost E-350 processor.

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LAS VEGAS--No matter what new features and performance enhancements get added to new laptops, the primary issue for most buyers is still price. That's why any laptop line announcement needs to include a few budget-minded systems, such as the Acer Aspire 5253.

This 15.6-inch laptop starts at under $500, thanks to AMD's new low-cost E-350 processor , which is a dual-core chip meant to cover the ground between Netbook chips and full-power CPUs. AMD's Vision platform also includes integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics.

The Aspire 5253 is a pretty standard midprice laptop otherwise, with a 320GB hard drive, 4GB of RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 1.3-megapixel Webcam, and HDMI video output. Look for it January 9, starting at $449.

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