HP offers Pavilion dm1-4210au laptop with E1-1200 APU
In May AMD released second generation Accelerated Processing units (APU), based on enhanced Bulldozer core. New APUs were aimed at mobile systems, and they came in mainstream (35 Watt) and low voltage variations with 17 Watt and 25 Watt TDP. Next month AMD will release second generation Brazos APUs, that will offer even lower power consumption. One of these processors, E1-1200, is already sold in Asia in HP Pavilion dm1-4210au laptop.
AMD E1-1200 microprocessor packs two cores, 1 MB L2 cache and HD 7310 graphics on a single die. The CPU is clocked at 1.4 GHz, which is 100 MHz higher than the E-300 model, that the E1-1200 is going to replace. The APU features ultra-low 18 Watt Thermal Design Power, and, according to AMD, may run up to 11 hours on a single battery charge. In addition to higher clock speed, the APU has better graphics with 500 MHz base frequency. The chipset, used with the E1-1200, boasts reduced power consumption, and adds support for USB 3.0 and SATA 6GB/s interfaces. The E1-1200 SKU previously appeared in specifications of a few upcoming laptops, including Acer Aspire E1-421 and Compaq Presario CQ58. The processor is now offered for sale in dm1-4210au notebook in Malaysian HP online store. The laptop with E1-1200 APU, 2 GB of RAM, 500 GB hard disk drive, 11.6" display and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system costs 1,399 RM, or about $448 USD.
The E1-1200 will be officially launched in June. Also in June, AMD will introduce E2-1800 model with higher (1.7 GHz) core speed, and slightly faster graphics. That processor also has 18 Watt TDP.
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