By David Ponce
AMD started talking about their new generation of microprocessors quite some time ago: back in 2006! The Fusion class of processors were meant to integrate a CPU and a powerful GPU onto the same die, with an effort to reduce thermals and of course size. Fast forward 5 years, and you’ve finally got real products hitting the market, like this HP Pavilion dm1z. It’s 11.6 inches across and only 0.8 inches thick, but most importantly, packs a dual-core of the Fusion processor. Engadget had this to say about it:
After years of waiting has AMD finally done it? Provided a netbook / ultraportable platform that melds really solid performance and graphics with solid battery life? Something that can kick Intel’s Atom to the curb, but doesn’t require a recharge every two and a half hours? The Pavilion dm1z certainly has all signs pointing to yes.
Resounding endorsement it seems, and today you can grab one for as little as $369. This is with a “FREE 3GB memory upgrade, FREE upgrade to computrace LoJack ($60 savings) and free shipping. Plus, 50% off two 6-cell batteries and $40 off Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student.”
This offer is good until July 9th.