HP offers Llano notebook models
Simon Telford / 5 years ago
AMD recently launched its notebook Fusion chips – the A-series APUs, formerly known as Llano. These are supposedly at least competitve with the equivalent Intel chips and outperform them in the graphics areas.
AMD’s traditional ally is getting the ball rolling and announced that 11 of its notebook models will come with A-series chips as an altenative. This will be the case from 27th June for the HP ProBook b-series and s-series and sometime in July for the Pavilion dv-series and g-series. AMD have already claimed that the A-series chips are already scheduled to appear in over 150 notebooks and desktops.
The new notebooks offer AMD A-series APUs, designed to deliver increased processing speed and visual performance with longer battery life.For consumers, HP Pavilion dv- and g-series notebooks offer optional dual graphics, balancing performance with power needs by switching between single- and dual-graphics modes. AMD Image Enhance with AMD Perfect Picture HD also automatically adjusts for dynamic color and contrast, making skin tones appear realistic and video smoother and more vivid.
Business productivity is improved with AMD VISION Pro Technology and AMD Radeon Dual Graphics on the ProBook s-series and UMA graphics on the ProBook b-series, enabling optimal multitasking for video-conferencing, web browsing and graphics-intensive applications. Additionally, AMD Turbo Core Technology balances performance and battery life for more efficient computing, while AMD AllDay Power allows for extended notebook runtime.
“HP and AMD’s relationship continues to evolve as we collaboratively make strides to benefit customers through outstanding technology innovation and improved performance,” said Leslie Sobon, corporate vice president, Worldwide Marketing at AMD. “AMD Fusion APUs offer the perfect mix of power, performance and brilliant graphics to enable the next generation of digital experiences, while VISION Technology from AMD simplifies the PC purchasing experience.”
Hopefully, as soon as the systems are available the AMD Fusion APU’s will really start to take off as there is certainly no reason not to consider a Llano notebook over an Intel equivalent. Unfortunately the market just won’t switch overnight.