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  • ra39999 ra39999 Aug 30, 2011 5:52 PM Flag

    AMD Llano powered ThinkPad Edge E525 for $499

    http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:category.details?current-catalog-id=12F0696583E04D86B9B79B0FEC01C087¤t-category-id=5D6692E89735561F1E524FD0885B5AEB
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    At a glance

    * Up to AMD A8-3500M processor
    * Up to Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit
    * Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7, with RapidBoot technology
    * 15.6" LED widescreen
    * Up to 6 hours battery life
    * Starting at 4.6 lbs
    * Up to 750GB HDD storage
    * Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
    * E525 Tech Specs (Coming Soon)
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    http://www.lenovo.com/images/products/professional-grade/thinkpad/e-series/e425-e525/e425-e525_hero.jpg
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    "Int-El" lovers be afraid of AMD!!!
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    http://metku.net/index.html?path=reviews/amd-a8-3850/index_eng6

    Conclusion

    PROS
    # Low cost of the platform
    # Connectivity (graphics, USB3, S-ATA3)
    # Reasonable power consumption
    # GPU-performance

    CONS
    # -

    Award
    Editor's Choice Award!


    To wrap the performance figures up, it's no surprise that the new APU can't match the CPU-oomph of the Phenoms and higher spec Intel-models, but that's not really the point, either. The thing is, these A-series APUs are never even meant for high performance use, but rather designed to offer ENOUGH performance for most uses, and indeed for regular office, and especially HTPC-needs the 2,9 GHz quad core is all you'll ever going to need.

    The graphics, on the other hand, proved very capable indeed, it's in a whole different league when compared to the older IGPs, and makes entry level graphic cards useless. It also packs DX11 and all the connectivity you could ask for.

    Overall then, the Lynx offers good CPU- and GPU performance at reasonable power consumption and with excellent connectivity and looks like a very tempting platform for a number of uses. In fact, I hope I can keep the test hardware and build myself a new combined HTPC/file server out of these components.

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    • Not good. Not good at all. All of the recent Llano "wins" have been in low end (hence low ASP and low margin) notebooks and netbooks. Here's yet another sub-$500 example. Sad, really. It reminds me of the same kinds of crappy systems Turions ended up in. We all know how poorly AMD did last time its volume was in this segment.

    • http://www.frys.com/product/6670744?source=googleps
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      Gateway NV75S02u 17.3" Notebook for $499
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      Specifications:

      Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit

      Processor: AMD Quad-Core A8-3500M Accelerated Processor 1.5GHz with TurboCORE Technology up to 2.4GHz (4MB L2 Cache)

      Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 6620G Graphics with 512MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Unified Video Decoder 3 (UVD3), OpenCL® 1.1, Open GL 3.2, OpenEXR High Dynamic-Range (HDR) technology, Shader Model 5.0, Microsoft® DirectX® 11

      Memory: 4GB DDR3 System Memory, upgradable to 8GB

      Storage Drive: 640GB (5400RPM) Hard Drive

      Optical Drive: 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive

      Display: 17.3" HD Widescreen Ultrabright™ LED-backlit LCD Display, 1600x900 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio

      Sound: High-Definition Audio Support, Two built-in stereo speakers, MS-Sound Compatible, Built-in Microphone

      Webcam: 1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam (1280 x 1024)

      Communications: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™, 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)

      Expandability: Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader supporting Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard™ (MMC), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD)

      Ports: 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI™ Port with HDCP support, 1 - VGA Port, 1 - Headphone/Speaker/Line-Out Jack, 1 - Microphone-in Jack, 1 - Ethernet (RJ-45) Port

      Battery: 6-cell Li-Ion (4400 mAh) Battery, up to 4 hour battery life


      Software:

      Gateway MyBackup Solution, Power Management & Recovery Management, Gateway Social Networks, Adobe® Flash® Player 10.2 & Adobe® Reader® 9.1, Nook for PC and New York Times Reader, Bing Bar™, Microsoft® Office 2010 preloaded (purchase a product key to activate), Microsoft® Office Starter 2010, Norton™ Online Backup, Norton™ Internet Security Trial, CyberLink® MediaEspresso , CyberLink® PowerDVD™, Nero® 10 Essentials, WildTangent® Demo Games, Communications: Microsoft® Silverlight™, Skype™, Windows Live™ Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)
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      "Int-El" lovers, AMD Llano can spank your isomething CPUs.

 
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