Sneak peak at new PCs powered by AMD processors

By Patrick Avenell

SYDNEY, NSW: Retailers and dealers last night received a sneak peak at a number of new AMD-powered PC products at the launch of the new Fusion family range of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs). Amongst those showing off new wares were Acer, HP and Sony.

The key message from AMD was delivered by visiting US corporate vice president Leslie Sobon, who used her energetic presentation to dispel three myths about AMD. These myths, as she sees it, are: good enough graphics are good enough, AMD systems run hot, and battery life has to be forfeited for high performance results.

AMD's Leslie Sobon with Acer's new detachable tablet/notebook PC.

The new Sony 11-inch Y Series, which is now shipping. This model, available in three colours (also pink), has a 320GB hard drive, 2GB RAM and weighs only 1.46 kilograms. It is RRP $749.

Acer product manager Aaron Jambrovic with a megadesk set up for immersive gaming.

A new AMD model from HP.

The Ivy's Sun Room lived up to its name, with 40-degree heat being blamed for any warm computers in the room.

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