We first saw the AMD E-350 processor on the Sony VAIO Y a few months ago and we’re wondering where the rest of the brands are with these sort of laptops. Yesterday at Chocolate Fire, Samsung launched their Series 3 305U1A AMD-powered laptops that will surely give the VAIO Y a run for its money.
So what can you expect from the Samsung Series 3 305U1A? Well first of all, just like other Samsung Series laptops, the Series 3 exudes class and style with its brushed metallic duo-tone finish on its lid. This one comes in 5 colors for you to choose from: black, silver, pink, blue and purple. The inside is plain aluminum finish with a decent-sized touchpad and island style keyboard that’s comfortable to type on. It also sports a slim bezel so you’ll get an 11-inch display on a netbook-sized body. With a thickness of just 27.5mm and a weight of 1.21kg., you would find this easy to bring along with you wherever you go.
On the inside the Samsung Series 3 is powered by an AMD E-450 APU. To make things simpler, the E-450 is more powerful than the Atom and feels like an ultra-low voltage first generation Intel Core i3. What’s nice about this APU is the AMD Radeon integrated graphics that blows Intel’s current integrated graphics out of the water. You will have no problem playing Full HD videos with this laptop whether it’s online streaming or offline viewing.
Samsung is claiming that the battery here can do up to 8 hours so it’s safe to say that in reality, it translates to 6 hours. Still an improvement over the VAIO Y’s measly 3.5-hour computing on a single charge. All colors are available right now with a suggested retail price of P23,900 which is a few thousand lower than Sony’s.
|Samsung Series 3 305U1A Specs:|
|AMD Dual Core Processor E-450 (1.65 GHz)|
|11.6″ HD LED (1366 x 768), Anti-reflective|
|Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic (64-bit)|
|2GB DDR3 RAM at 1333MHz|
|AMD Radeon HD 6320 integrated graphics|
|500GB S-ATA II HDD (5400RPM)|
|Bluetooth 3.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone, Internal Mic, 3x USB 2.0 (Sleep and charge), 4-in-1 (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC), RJ45(LAN), DC-In (Power Port)|
|4 Cell / 29Wh battery|
|Colors: Black, Silver, Pink, Violet, Blue|