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HP makes AMD laptops in ultrabook like form factors... they are called sleekbooks. The HP ENVY 15z-j000 with a 5750m and an 1080 screen is $600... and it's sexy.
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Here's a nice ASUS 13.3" thin and light with an A8 or A10, IPS screen as well.
Edited by TheRic89 - 6/29/13 at 7:56pm
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post #13 of 60
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Originally Posted by Artikbot View Post

500 for a 17.3, 1600x900.

Quite a freaking awesome price for a portable media center if you ask me O.o

Except you can't really enjoy the 1080p from the Blu-Ray discs...
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Originally Posted by t00sl0w View Post

id agree with the seemingly "gimping" but would assume its more because OEMs are lazy and dont want to take a gamble on producing something slim and sexy with AMD hardware because they assume it will be glazed over for an ultrabook.
i for one would love an a10 in a similar form factor to the ultrabook or macbook air, but right now that possibility looks grim.

We can dream right? I have been looking for a 13 inch or smaller replacement for my laptop in my sig and a 13 inch slim a10 equipped APU would be awesome. Unfortunately those are 35 watt parts and it would be difficult to dissipate the heat in such a processor if you were to get the highest end a10 available (which is what I am after). Maybe steamroller will improve IPC enough that clock speeds can be dropped and lower wattage APU's can be produced.
Edited by Deadboy90 - 6/29/13 at 10:25pm
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Well, now I know. They need to put more effort into marketing otherwise they're going to go unnoticed. I'd like to see an A10 APU in a high-end slimbook; That could definitely take on high-end ultrabooks.

Not just marketing, if necessary they need to strong-arm OEMs into putting the hardware in there to make ultrathin(that is the offical AMD name for A10 based thin laptops) worthwhile, things like high res IPS screen & SSDs are a necessity to compete with ultrabooks.
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500 for a 17.3, 1600x900.

Quite a freaking awesome price for a portable media center if you ask me O.o

They have to cut costs somewhere, and it's usually in the screen.

It may be 17", but I bet the screen is junk. I've seen budget 17" laptops before with screens so washed out and crappy it looked like you were viewing the screen through a dirty shower curtain liner. And no amount of adjustments in drivers could fix it.

Unfortunately they don't tend to put good screens on budget chips. So it's either pay more for a premium laptop (or buy one with the option to upgrade the screen, custom built); or else go the premium tablet route (like an iPad retina).
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Except you can't really enjoy the 1080p from the Blu-Ray discs...

If you are after a 500 dollar laptop and own all your movies on bluray you have a WEIRD set of priorities.
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Thread title changed to conform properly with News Section rules.

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I wonder why there aren't any A4-5000 based thin designs released? It looks awesome on paper.
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post #20 of 60
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They have to cut costs somewhere, and it's usually in the screen.

It may be 17", but I bet the screen is junk. I've seen budget 17" laptops before with screens so washed out and crappy it looked like you were viewing the screen through a dirty shower curtain liner. And no amount of adjustments in drivers could fix it.

Unfortunately they don't tend to put good screens on budget chips. So it's either pay more for a premium laptop (or buy one with the option to upgrade the screen, custom built); or else go the premium tablet route (like an iPad retina).

I remember a salesperson was talking to a person, and the customer asked, "Why does the $1000 laptop's screen look worse than the tablet over there? And how come it takes so long to boot up?"
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