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Sony VAIO Y with AMD Fusion now shipping

Posted in Notebooks by Conner Flynn on February 7th, 2011

If you’ve been drooling over the AMD Fusion Zacate chips, Sony Style is now offering the VAIO Y. Sony Style is offering pink and white models for $600. For that price, you’ll get an 11.6-inch notebook powered by a dual-core E-350 1.6GHz processor, with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit running the show.

If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, Amazon is offering a lower-end model that features 2GB of RAM and 320GB of storage for $50 less. Your wait is over.

Toshiba NB550D netbook to feature AMD Ontario chip

Posted in Toshiba by Conner Flynn on December 29th, 2010

Toshiba has a new netbook called the NB550D which will be powered by a dual core 1GHz AMD C50 (Ontario) processor, along with a 10-inch display with AMD’s very own Radeon HD 6250M graphics chipset, Harman Kardon speakers, a 6-cell battery good for up to 9.5 hours of run time, HDMI ouput, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, 1GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive.

It will be powered by Windows 7 Home Premium and will come in the odd colors of green, orange, or brown. Aside from the colors it sounds decent.

Acer Aspire One 721 gets AMD Neo K145 processor upgrade

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on December 14th, 2010

The Acer Aspire One 721 notebook has just received a processor upgrade, with the AMD Neo K145 chip. The AMD Neo K145 processor has a 12W total power draw and 1MB of L2 cache, maxing out at 1.8GHz clock speed. That should give you some fast performance.

Aside from the processor upgrade, other specifications of the Acer Aspire 721 are the same, including an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display, 2GB of DDR3 memory, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a 6 cell battery, and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

Gateway LT22 AMD-powered Netbook

Posted in Gateway by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

Gateway just launched the LT22 netbook, which is pretty similar to the LT32, but this one is packing a 10.1-inch display instead of the 11.6-inch display on the LT32.

There’s no price or launch date for the LT22 in the US yet, though in Canada it will cost you CAD350 (or $337).

Gateway reveals the LT32 netbook series

Posted in Gateway by Shane McGlaun on July 7th, 2010

Gateway has announced its latest line of netbooks and the new line uses AMD power. The family is called the LT32 series and all feature 11.6-inch HD resolution screens. The line has many of the same features, but do differ a bit.

All of the machine uses an 11.6-inch LED backlit LCD with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The line uses the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 CPU and 2GB of DDR3 RAM is included.

Fujitsu unveils 11.6-inch AMD-powered Notebook

Posted in Fujitsu by Conner Flynn on June 9th, 2010

The latest from Fujitsu Japan is an 11.6-inch notebook powered by AMD’s Athlon Neo K125 single-core processor, dubbed the PH540. No info yet on a release date or pricing, but the specs are below.

It boasts an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 pixel display, Athlon Neo K125 1.7GHz processor, AMD M880G chipset, ATI Radeon HD 4225 graphics chip, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, HDMI output, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit.

Acer 7552G Notebook with AMD Vision Technology

Posted in Acer by Conner Flynn on May 12th, 2010

I like a large notebook for watching movies, though large notebooks aren’t for everybody. Here’s a notebook with a large display that looks pretty nice. The Acer 7552G. We don’t have many technical details just yet, but we do know that it comes with the latest AMD Vision Technology, combining the AMD Phenom II Quad-core mobile CPU with ATI Mobility Radeon HD graphics.

A notebook with this size display is great for multimedia capabilities, hence the included Blu-ray drive and HDMI output.

CyberPower offers AMD Phenom II X6 in new gaming rigs

Posted in Computers by Shane McGlaun on April 27th, 2010

Today marked the official launch of the new AMD Phenom II X6 6-core processor. It seems like it was only yesterday that dual core processors were coming out and now we have six cores in one CPU. If you are in the market for a new gaming PC, the X6 from AMD makes for a nice option.

CyberPower has announced that it is offering the new AMD CPU in its full line of gaming machines. The new CPU can be had in machines starting from $699. High-end rigs with the new CPU inside include the Gamer Dragon CrossFire Ultimate and the Gamer Ultra CrossFireX Pro.

AMD posts record Q1 revenue

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on April 16th, 2010

Q1 2010 has come and gone and financials for many tech companies are starting to come out. So far, Intel and Google have both posted strong financials for the quarter.

AMD has now offered up its financials and the company reports that it has had record Q1 revenue. Revenue for the quarter was $1.57 billion with net income of $257 million. Operating income was $182 million with a gross margin of $130 million.

AMD launches Opteron 6000 12 Core Processors

Posted in AMD by Conner Flynn on March 29th, 2010

AMD has launched their latest counter attack against Intel with the Opteron 6000 8 & 12 core chips. This comes just a day before Intel unveils its 8 core Nehalem EX Xeon processors that are designed for four-socket servers.

Manufacturers like Acer, Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Cray, SGI and Appro are just a few of the companies that are unveiling new or upgraded systems using AMD’s new Opteron 6000 8 & 12 core chips. The Opteron 6000 processor series perform at up to two times the level of AMD’s previous generation of 6 core processors, with an 88% increase in integer performance and a 119% increase in floating point performance.

MSI Wind U250 tips up with dual-core AMD processor

Posted in MSI by Shane McGlaun on March 29th, 2010

MSI has a bunch of different notebook and netbook models. Most of its machines are powered by Intel CPUs with the Atom being popular in the netbook line. Rumors are circulating that a new notebook is coming from MSI called the U250 that will have a dual-core AMD CPU.

The U250 will use an AMD Athlon II Neo dual core K325 CPU running at 1.3GHz. The machine will have 4GB of RAM and 320GB of storage. The GPU will have 512MB of dedicated RAM, but it doesn’t say what GPU will be used.

AMD unveils Opteron 6000 8 and 12-core CPUs

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on March 29th, 2010

AMD has been offering Opteron processor for a while now that have six cores inside. The company has now announced that it has new Opteron 6000 series processors available that have 8-cores and 12-cores.

The new processors are aimed at the server environment and will be offered in servers from HP, Dell, Acer, Cray, and SGI. AMD says that the new processors offer twice the performance of the previous generation 6-core processors.

AMD Phenom II X6 CPU prices surface

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on March 22nd, 2010

Intel released its new 6-core Gulftown CPUs earlier this month with high-end versions going for over $1000. AMD is set to launch its own 6-core processors with the code name Thuban.

The Thuban parts will be officially called the AMD Phenom II X6 processors. Pricing on a couple of the CPUs has been revealed today. The Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition will sell for $295. The processor operates at 3.2GHz and has a 9MB cache.

Radeon HD 5830 video card may debut next week

Posted in AMD by Shane McGlaun on February 18th, 2010

Another rumor has popped up online that has AMD set to launch a new video card soon. The card in question is the Radeon HD 5830, which was said to be delayed not long ago. The new card is reportedly set to debut on February 25.

The card will have 1280 stream processors, 750MHz core, and 1GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 4000MHz according to reports. Pricing is unknown for the 5830. AMD is also supposedly going to unveil a new version of the HD5870 called the Eyefinity 6 edition after CeBIT.

Lenovo AMD-based G455 and G555 set to arrive in the states

Posted in Lenovo by Conner Flynn on February 11th, 2010

Today Lenovo announced the forthcoming availability of two new additions to its G series. We don’t have full specs yet, but the G455 and G555 boast 14 and 15 inch screens with 16:9 screen ratios and both probably feature 1366 x 768 resolution.

Both will have your choice of Athlon II and dual-core Turion II processors, with ATI Radeon HD Mobility graphics. Both will be available in March for the budget price of $449. Lenovo is hoping that you buy these instead of a netbook due to screen size.