Fuitsu may have unveiled a few new 12 and 13 inch laptops last week, but the folks at IT Media in Italy dug up some info on yet another portable laptop from the company: The Fujitsu PH50/C which has an 11.6 inch display and an AMD E-350 1.6GHz Dual Core processor with Radeon HD 6310 graphics.
The laptop has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, and a 5800mAh battery. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and weighs about 3.3 pounds.
At launch, the PH50/C will only be available in Japan, but we may eventually see it in other countries — likely with a slightly different model number.
Every manufacturer has come out with a variation of an existing netbook with an AMD processor rather then an Intel Atom. ASUS 1215B is a variation of the 1215 series that usually sports Nvidia Ion 2 for graphics but now has the 1.6GHz AMD E-350 dul core processor and AMD Radeon graphics.
The notebook will be available with 2GB to 4GB of RAM, 250GB to 320GB of hard drive space, and a 6 cell battery. It runs Windows 7 and features 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. Like the rest of the 1215 series it will weighs about 3.2 pounds. It will also come in the same colours we expect from the existing line in black, silver, or red.
Like other Asus notebooks, the demo model featured a number of Asus apps including the Super Hybrid Engine for underclocking and overclocking the processor. I’ll be interested in seeing how well this works with the new AMD E-350 chip.
PC maker MSI helped to jump-start the netbook revolution in 2008 with some of the most exciting budget 10 inch notebooks available at the time.
But the company has been pretty quiet for much of 2010, launching a few minor revisions of its netbook and laptop lineup. Things could get a bit more exciting again in 2011, now that MSI is preparing to launch an 11.6 inch laptop running AMD’s new Zacate chipset.
The Zacate chip combines a low power CPU with high performance integrated graphics capable of handling HD video, 3D gaming, and other tasks that you would normally need a discrete graphics card to handle.
The MSI U270 has a 1366 x 768 pixel display, up to 500GB hard drive, and up to 4GB of RAM. The Zacate processor is a 1.6GHz chip which uses 18W of power or less. The laptop has 1 USB 3.0 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI output, and an SD card reader.
Back in August we heard a rumor that the next Acer Aspire One Ferrari would be coming with AMD Fusion. We haven’t heard anything since then but that could definitely still happen. Now, we’ve got a leak of a new Acer netbook with AMD Fusion – the Acer Aspire One 522, from the person who has constantly leaked new Acer netbooks in the past, Macles.
This 10-inch Aspire One 522, follows on from the AMD Nile based 521, also 10-inch in size and carries over the same chassis but in green, and no doubt there’ll be more colors. Chassis aside, this is a new beast; It’ll have the next generation AMD Fusion platform, in particular, an AMD C-50 ‘Ontario’ APU, which is a 1GHz dual core processor, with a total TDP of 9W. For graphics, it has a Radeon 6250 chip, with DirectX 11 support with UVD3 accelerated video decoding.
That 10-inch display will have a higher resolution 1280 x 720 resolution. This isn’t the first time Acer has pumped out 10-inch netbooks with 1280 x 720 displays but it’s just that they haven’t been available in most countries. This could just as easily be released with a standard 1024 x 600 display. There’s also HDMI output to take advantage of all that media processing power.
Battery life is rated at 6 hours with a 6-cell battery, so perhaps we shouldn’t expect too much improvement in battery life over the current generation AMD Nile platform. There’s also a mono speaker instead of stereo.
Last month Gateway introduces the LT32 notebook, which is basically a rebranded version of the Acer Aspire One 721 11.6 inch laptop with a 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K125 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics. But it looks like Gateway also has a 10.1 inch model in its arsenal, dubbed the Gateway LT22.
The new model is basically the same machine as the Acer Aspire One 521 netbook which I recently reviewed. On the inside it’s virtually identical to the LT32, but the LT22 has a smaller 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display instead of an 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel screen. It also has a smaller chassis and keyboard.
The LT22 also ships with Windows 7 Starter Edition while the LT32 comes with Windows 7 Home Premium. They’re available now in Canada for $350 and $450 respectively. The Gateway LT32 is also available in the US for $450, but there’s still no word on a US launch date or price for the Gateway LT22.
Samsung may be preparing to launch a new thin and light notebook with an 11.6 inch display. Notebook Italia suggests that the company will show off the Samsung X125 at IFA in September. The notebook could be a follow-up to the Samsung X120 which was never officially launched int he US.
According to Notebook Italia, the new model will us an AMD Athlon II Neo K125 processor and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics. The machine also has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 3G of memory, a 320GB hard drive, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, and a 6 cell battery.
The Samsung Z125 reportedly weighs 3.3 pounds and measures 11.7″ x 8.2″ x 1.2″. It will come in balck or white and ru Windows 7 Home Premium.
There’s no word on a launch date, but Notebook Italia says the notbeook will sell for 499 Euros or about $648 US.
Coby is best known for making cheap consumer electronics ranging from headphones to mp3 players and portable video devices. But the company has been dipping its toes in the low cost laptop space for the last few years as well. Last time I checked Coby had only sold a handful of 7 to 10 inch netbooks in the US, but most of the models I’d seen at trade shows featured Intel components. Now it looks like coby is branching out with a 13.3 inch notebook powered by an AMD Neo processor.
The FCC has published documents related to a Coby NBPC1330. The machine has a large 13.3 inch LCD display, but it only has a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, which seems a bit… insane for a notebook this large.
The NBPC1330 also has a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 CPU, 160GB hard drive, and 1GB of DDR2 memory. It supports 802.11b/g/n WiFi and has VGA and HDMI ports. It comes with 3 USB ports, mic and headphone jacks, a 0.3MP webcam, SD card reader, and a 3 cell battery.
There’s no word on how much this notebook will cost — or if it will actually come to market. The user manual does suggest that all specs are subject to change, so I can only hope that the information about the display resolution is either wrong or will be changed before the Coby NBPC1330 is released.
The Acer Aspire 1551 thin and light laptop which was introduced last month is now available for purchase. The notebook has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display and a 1.3GHz AMD Athlon II Neo K325 dual core processor. It has ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4225 graphics, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
You can pick up the Acer 1551 for $495.99 from PC Mall. In Europe, it’s selling for €499 and up.
The laptop measures 11.2″ x 8″ x 1.1″ and weighs 3.1 pounds. It has a 250GB hard drive and ships with 2GB of DDR3 memory, although it supports up to 4GB. You also get a 5-in-1 memory card reader, a VGA webcam, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, VGA and HDMI output, and 3 USB ports. The Acer aspire 1551 comes with a 6 cell, 4400mAh battery.
We uncovered the ASUS AMD 1015T at Computex 2010 so when the 1201K with the AMD Geode NX 1750 processor with a SiS 741GX/966L chipset, 1GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, a 0.3-megapixel webcam, a built-in memory card reader and Windows XP Home. ITs got the standard 12.1 inch standard display and a 6 cell battery running 47 WHr. We have to wonder what the battery life is going to be like on this model since the ASUS 1201 running the D510 is a desktop CPU and AMD with its high power envelope we aren’t sure who is going to come out on the winning end of that battery life battle.
There is no word on pricing or availability.
Acer’s latest 11.6 inch thin and light laptop with an AMD chipset is now available for purchase. Amazon is selling the Acer Aspire One 721 for $429.99 plus free shipping.
The laptop, which was introduced last month, features a 1.7GHz AMD Athlon II Neo processor and ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics with 384MB of dedicated video memory.
Rounding out the specs are an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel HD display, 250GB hard drive, 2GB of memory, and Windows 7 Home Premium. The laptop has 3 USB ports, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 1.3MP webcam, and a 4400mAh battery. It weighs 3.1 pounds.