Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 4


More AMD Fusion Products on Showcase

More AMD Fusion based Products on Showcase

With over 165 desktop and notebook industry design wins to-date on the AMD Fusion platform, it's definitely an encouraging sign that even industry movers concur with AMD's new found solution for the modern multimedia consumption age. Although no AMD Llano based Fusion systems were unveiled, they shared with us even more Brazos platform offerings:-

Meet the first of our long list of new AMD Brazos based systems. As you know by now, Brazos is the codename for the first Fusion platform which consists of either the E-series or C-series APUs with the Hudson M1 platform I/O chipset. Pictured here is a nice turquoise blue HP Pavilion G series notebook with an E-350 APU.

This is the Acer Iconia W500 notebook and features a detachable keyboard like the ASUS Eee Transformer. Running the AMD E-350 Zacate-class APU, we'll have a pretty comprehensive review on this soon enough.

Here's another turquoise blue laptop courtesy of Acer's Aspire One 722. Since it's a netbook, it comes with an even lower powered APU with the AMD C-50 dual-core Fusion processor. Other spec include a 10-inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, HDMI output, multi-finger gesture input trackpad, 320GB HDD and a 6-cell battery.

A champagne colored and contoured Samsung RV415 notebook sporting the Fusion platform raises the profile of this class of portable computes a fair bit. It can be easily mistaken for a much more expensive product.

MSI's X370 pictured here is yet another pretty Fusion notebook to consider if appearances are important. This one is built more like a notebook than a netbook with a larger 13.4-inch. 1366 x 768 pixels resolution glare-type screen. Inside, it has the AMD E-350 APU with on-board Radeon HD 6310 class graphics, 2GB DDR3 memory, 500GB HDD, multi-touch trackpad and a chiclet style keyboard.

Not to be left out is the Inspiron M102Z, 10-inch netbook from Dell which also sports the AMD Brazos platform.

Last but not least, although this picture has nothing to do with Fusion, perhaps one day Fusion will gain enough processing power to drive multi-screen gaming. For now, we'll leave you with the AMD showgirls parading this expansive five screen gaming solution with the new DIRT 3 game running on AMD's most powerful discrete GPU solution. The screenshot says it all - if you can splurge on the hardware, you can experience a very immersive game play like never before. See it to believe it! But apart from the cost, the other flip side is that not many games can take advantage of multi-screen gaming.