HP readies AMD, Intel sub-notebook
Steers clear of Ultrabook brand
HP has updated its 11.6in notebook-not-netbook machine, the dm1.
The new version is specced with a choice of new AMD E-series dual-core 'Zacate' CPUs with on-board GPUs - and discrete Radeon HD graphics chips - or Intel 'Sandy Bridge' second-gen Core i processors, also with on-chip graphics but no discrete GPU too.
HP described the dm1 as "ultraportable", though at 20-30mm thick, front to back, and weighing 1.6kg, it's not quite up their with the incoming Ultrabooks from Acer, Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba.
HP reckons you'll get up to 11.5 hours out of the dm1's battery, though it didn't say which spec and settings it had used to get that.
The AMD-based dm1 will be out on 21 September in the US, priced at $400 (£251). The Intel version will follow on 30 October. It'll cost $600 (£376).
There's no word yet on UK pricing and availability. ®
Re:- Why, if it has an AMD APU....
This is a mistake in the article. The HP press release uses the standard AMD wording for the E-series APUs - "discrete-class graphics", i.e. the integrated HD6320 DX11 GPU. There is no discrete GPU.
Will be interesting to see benchmarks comparing the AMD and Intel versions of this item - particularly considering the price delta.
this could be the replacement for my not "so trusty anymore" Asus EeePC 901 :)
Are there any information about linux drivers?
Re: Why, if it has an AMD APU....
AMD giving away GPUs?
Why, if it has an AMD APU....
E.g. a CPU, GPU on same chip, does it need an external 2nd GPU? Since the APU can do full 1080p anyway, what is the point?
And the rest!
It will be at least £100 more over here. HP's 10.1" netbooks go for more than £250 with weedy Atom processors.