AMD E-450 APU is available for order from Dell HK
This quarter AMD is going to launch three low-power "Bobcat" microprocessors for netbooks and ultra-thin notebooks. One of these chips, AMD E-300, is a dual-core APU with 1.3 GHz clock frequency and 1 MB L2 cache. Two other models, C-Series C-60 and E-Series E-450, are beefed up versions of C-50 and E-350 products, that are currently in production. The C-60 and E-450 SKUs implement Turbo Core feature, that can temporary boost frequency of CPU and/or GPU cores. In addition to this, the E-450 also bumps stock core speed to 1.65 GHz, and adds support for DDR3 memory with 1333 Mhz data rate. New models retain the same Thermal Design Power as previously released processors, that is 18 Watt for E-Series, and 9 Watt for C-Series APUs. According to recent reports, new chips will be launched in September.
One of new processors, E-Series E-450, can be already ordered in Dell Inspiron M102z laptop from Dell HK website. In the least expensive configuration, Inspiron M102z notebook is priced at 4180 Hong Kong Dollars, or about $536 USD. At that price, the laptop comes with 11.6" widescreen display, 2 GB of DDR3-1333 RAM (sadly, operating at 1066 MHz data rate), 320 GB hard drive, and 1.3 MPixel webcam. The notebook offers Wi-Fi and Bluetoth connectivity, and has 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium operating system installed.
Forthcoming C-Series and E-Series processors also appeared in specifications of notebooks from other manufacturers. ASUS K53BY will be shipped with AMD E-450 and C-60 CPUs. This notebook has 15.6" display, up to 8 GB of memory, up to 750GB hard drive, and Super-Multi DVD drive, upgradeable to Blu-Ray DVD Combo drive.
Acer will offer E-Series E-300 and E-450 SKUs, along with currently produced E-350, in Acer Aspire 7250 notebook. The Aspire 7250 notebook PC has 17.3" screen with 1600 x 900 resolution, up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory, up to 750 GB or larger hard drive, and Super Multi double-layer drive. When equipped with 6-cell battery, the laptop supposedly lasts up to 4 hours on one batter charge.
Known details on forthcoming "Bobcat" processors are presented in the table below: