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i find this whole thin obsession very strange, even if it was as thin as a sheet of paper its not like you'd fit it in your pocket or any other place you couldnt before like.. whats the point?
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Ebay US is your friend. Even if you have to pay VAT/shipping, it should still be less.

vat is round about 15-20% depending on country, toll tax is 20-30% + handling flat fee (usually around 50€) + shipping from the seller so no its really not
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What do these APUs use the vRAM? Do they use the slow normal RAM?
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post #54 of 87
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Kinda makes sense really. t
At $1000, people see current ultrabooks, and they could get a Macbook Air at the same price (even if it is inferior).
As much as OCN hates on them, Macbooks are popular with normal people.

How is it inferior? Touchpad too big? 16:10?
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What do these APUs use the vRAM? Do they use the slow normal RAM?

its not that slow for low to medium grade graphics, good example are the hd 57xx laptop graphics that come with both dedicated and system shared ram, there is virtually no performance difference between the 2
post #56 of 87
This is most enticing. I have no use for it, but I want it.

OT:
Anyone else want an AMD branded laptop like the video in OP? I do.

Edit 1: Actually now that I look at it. It looks like Dell/Foxconn manufactured those. It is a very similar design to the newer Vostro series.

Edit 2: Hah... that is definitely a Vostro 3500 style chassis not sure of the Quanta or Foxconn part # but it is near identical... just with amd stickers on it.

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its not that slow for low to medium grade graphics, good example are the hd 57xx laptop graphics that come with both dedicated and system shared ram, there is virtually no performance difference between the 2

Mid Range cards now ~ 80GB/s+ Bandwidth. System RAM if DDR3-1600 ~ 12Gb/s which is very low.
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I just hope it doesn't get very hot like my unofficial c-60 AMD APU.. I can't even seem to update drivers for it.
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i find this whole thin obsession very strange, even if it was as thin as a sheet of paper its not like you'd fit it in your pocket or any other place you couldnt before like.. whats the point?

Try backpacks, briefcases, or any type of bag/case that can hold a laptop.

Being a student; having a Ultrabook would be suitable as I already carry 3-4 books at a time, leaving very little room for a normal size laptop.
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They'll sell more of these then Intel will Ultrabooks... will they really be direct competitors though?
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