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The AMD Fusion APU Ultraportable Line-up




I’m a little on the fence about labeling these laptops as netbooks but older models of the same form factor have been named as such. Only this time, they’re all powered by AMD Fusion APU and coming from various manufacturers such as HP, Lenovo, Asus and Acer.

I think there are many more in the line-up but these are the ones that immediately got my attention.


HP Pavilion DM1
11.6″ @ 1366×768 display
AMD E-350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Radeon HD 6310 GPU
3GB RAM (8GB max)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Asus Eee PC 1215B
11.6″ @ 1366×768 display
AMD E-350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Radeon HD 6310 GPU
2GB or 4GB RAM (8GB max)
250GB or 320GB HDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Acer Aspire One 522
10.1″ display @ 1280×720 pixels
AMD C-50 1GHz Fusion processor
Radeon HD 6250 256MB
2GB RAM
160GB or 250GB HDD
Bluetooth 3.0
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n


 

MSI U270
11.6″ display @ 1366×768
AMD E-350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Radeon HD 6310 GPU
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

Lenovo ThinkPad X120e
AMD E-350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz
Radeon HD 6310 GPU
4GB RAM
128GB SDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n

The E-350 Dual-Core 1.6GHz has a power consumption of just 18watts (TDP) and that already includes the GPU. It’s a very close match to the ULV Core i3 with Intel HD.

Basic benchmarks like Windows Experience Index gives the CPU a 3.7 rating but the gaming graphics performance got a 5.6 rating which is pretty good already.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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45 Responses

  1. dulfo says:

    Here comes the fruit of the AMD-ATI Fusion. Seems like the marriage of the two is getting better and it’s also getting me excited. Hopefully, the price of the MSI U270 will be as affordable as the U230 that I currently have.

  2. lolipown says:

    Now if only AMD could work on power management, they would be the perfect portable chipset.

  3. NemOry says:

    yan pala ang AMD FUSION? ang sagad nila sa pag imbento ng APU na yan. .accelerated processing unit tama ba?hehe

  4. Willy Yu says:

    meron na available in the market? can’t wait to get 1, less than 18k daw. better than a tablet

  5. Edward says:

    Yung Acer 522 and 18k. yung emachines 644 ang 20k.

    waiting for the price of HP ASUS MSI and Lenovo

  6. Edward says:

    EDIT: “ang” not and

  7. Pusang Kulog says:

    Isn’t Asus Eee 1215B supposed to be a 12″ incher model?

  8. Fleeb says:

    @Nemory, Fusion was the reason why AMD bought ATi. People waited for this fruit for years now. Currently, the GPU and CPU are just on the same die.

    Here is the roadmap AMD presented in 2007.

    http://www.tgdaily.com/files/images/stories/article_images/amd/fusion_roadmap.jpg

  9. csseyah says:

    Hazyt! lalo akong naguguluhan kung tablet o itong mga netbook spec na lang ang kukunin ko… kung pwede nga lang both bilhin bakit hindi :p hehehehee

  10. uberover says:

    With AMD Fusion APU, there will be no more reason to call a small pc as a “netbook”. We shall call them now as “ultraportables”. These computers will mark the start of “ultraportable computing”. Hail AMD for creating such wonder!!!

    @fleeb
    You are totally right about what you said in AMD’s reason for buying ATI! This is the reason why AMD bought ATI…to build a processor that’s beyond imagination of Intel’s engineers; small, fast, and power efficient processor the AMD Fusion APU.

  11. uberover says:

    @lolipown
    AMD Fusion APU’s power consumption can match an ULV Intel processor and it can even go close to an Intel Atom. Performance wise, AMD Fusion APUs are totally an overkill and it beats both ULV and Atom processors.

  12. uberover says:

    Here’s the review of HP Pavilion dm1 from laptopmag.com:
    http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/hp-pavilion-dm1.aspx

    Now, that’s a proof that AMD Fusion APUs are not just faster, they also consume less power compared to the others.

  13. siebenbur says:

    R.I.P. to Intel Atom.

    @uberover
    wow, you really provided a proof that AMD Fusion APUs are better! Nice job! Now i’m planning to buy and AMD netbook instead of an Intel Atom. Poor Intel, they have just lost one customer because of AMD’s Fusion APU.

  14. lolipown says:

    @uberover
    There’s no question that the APU beats the Atom in terms of RAW computation power. Sure, 6.5 hrs is nothing to sneeze at, the Atom tops at what now? 10? 12?

    Not trying to rain on your parade or anything but I just want to point out that the APU in it’s current iteraton is still just v 1.0. And yes, it will get better.

  15. uberover says:

    I was comparing the AMD Fusion with the dual-core Intel Atom, not the single-core.

    Anyway, i agree on what you have said that AMD Fusion will improve.

  16. lolipown says:

    ah lol, and I was pointing out the GPU power draw (AMD vs Intel IGP).

    Still we are in accord :)

  17. uberover says:

    Okay, you pointed a comparison between AMD and Intel IGP.
    Nice point anyway :)

  18. Ed says:

    Will wait for A-series.

  19. rocketlog says:

    I’ll probably wait for the next generation of this lineup.. As hyped as I am right now, I’ve also learned that those who adopt tech stuff ahead of the rest usually suffer from disappointments as soon as the better-optimized 2nd generation start popping out.. ^_^ G1, anyone?

  20. killbill says:

    @rocketlog
    i’m pretty sure that there’ll be no disappointments here in the first iteration of AMD Fusion APUs. AMD made this for years so that it is sure that early adopters will face no problems.

  21. Mpst says:

    Ima msi fanboy, so msi all the way.. Oooh yeah
    Wait!
    Next gen msi gaming notebooks to be released q2 this year!
    Can hardly wait !!!!

  22. San b c0mputer store available ang acer aspire one 522,plan ko kc yan bilhin affordable and nice specs for low budget cost..tnx in advance sa mag resp0nse,dko pa kc na try hanap d2 c0mp store dito sm baguio city

  23. ralph says:

    sir abe anu ba talaga yang APU at fusion na yan. anu pagbabago sa mga processors

  24. magkano kaya yung sa asus, super fan’s pa naman ako ng asus products. lol.

  25. Hazyt! I’m especially confused if these tablet or netbook specs I’ll just be … if you buy why not simply

  26. rocketlog says:

    @killbill: thanks for that, sir. i better start looking for an ASUS 1215B.. Woot woot!

  27. Gian says:

    For real? That acer is worth 18k only? Can’t wait to get one!

  28. Willy Yu says:

    meron na available sa local market natin?

  29. Mangungubat says:

    Sa mga di nakakaalam sa APU, here’s the link.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BihrG7DhhBM

  30. froilanG says:

    Sana dumating na dito yung mga APU (“Zacate” E-series) dito sa Pinas para may dagdag option in building low power HTPC.

  31. Gian says:

    Just googled Acer aspire 552, to be released ata this month here in Philippines.

  32. realjarley says:

    WOW…… and still paparami na ang options kung alin ang bibilhin, pambili lang ang wala. hehehe

  33. mename says:

    The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook comes with the price tag of nearly $400. this Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook is having 11.1 x 7.4 x 1.2 inches of dimension. The standard 3 cell battery (6 cell optional) battery of this Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook provides 30 percent battery long life. The Lenovo ThinkPad X120e notebook is going to available in the month of February 2011.

  34. Benchmark33 says:

    Nice link Mangungubat… (Thanks! :-D)

    now I fully understand na yung ginawa ng AMD hehehehe

    Mas ok nga yung combined na para mabilis….pero I hope walang glitches yan.

  35. ^_^ says:

    wow, they getting better and better. netbooks with seperate gpu. naks!

  36. Vince says:

    magkano kaya yung Asus Eee PC 1215B?

    sayang nakabili na ako ng Asus Eee PC 1201T 2 months ago lang

  37. Alex says:

    I’m not sure if you’ve seen the Acer Aspire Timeline X but it’s a much better contender in terms of ultraportable laptops. Why Acer hasn’t released it here, I’ll never know.

    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Aspire-TimelineX-AS1830T-3721-11-6-Inch/dp/B003N3JJJY/ref=sr_1_2?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1284050517&sr=1-2

  38. Ralph says:

    Maganda itong AMD Fusion, parang cpu and gpu in one package.

  39. Edward says:

    Looks like The first AMD FUsion is here now.

    22.9k Emachines 644

  40. Aaron says:

    Nice! Master Yuga if ThinkPad X120e comes please do a very good review this time i will wait this until March for my Own new Lappy and wish this Laptop Price only 30,000 Less and it will be more useful for me :D.

  41. nebula says:

    sony at acer pa lang ang meron sa pinas ah ano balita sa iba…

    yung x120e kaya magkaron dito locally?

    meron na din mga zacate ITX mobo

  42. Roots says:

    meron na ba dito sa pinas ng 12 inch na msi u270?.. un ung inaabangan ko eh..

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