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    Default The Ultimate AMD Trinity Notebook List

    This is a list of AMD Trinity notebooks from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony & Toshiba. AMD's Trinity APU is fairly new so there are not many choices yet but the list is slowly growing. Many of us are waiting for 11.6", 13.3", & 14" Trinity laptops with great displays, tactile keyboards, and attractive designs at reasonable prices but nothing so far has struck the right combination all of these. I will update this list with more Trinity notebooks as they become available. If you know of any that aren't listed here, please let me know and I will add it to the list. Also, if there's any formatting you would like to see done, let me know too.




    Manufacturers/Partners

    Acer

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 Aspire V3-551-8664, Aspire V3-551-8809, Aspire V3-551G-7696, Aspire V3-551-8887, Aspire V5-551-8401 (W8), Aspire V5-551-7850 (W8), Aspire V3-551G-8454 (W8), Aspire V3-551-8469(W8),
    17.3

    Acer Reviews & Previews
    Review Acer Aspire V3 551g-10468G50Makk Notebook from notebookcheck.com
    Acer Aspire V3 551g (A10-4600M+7670M)
    Acer Aspire V3 551g-10468G50


    Asus

    13.3 U38N, U38DT
    14.0 K45, K45DR, K45DR-VX008D,
    15.6 X550DP (Richland), K55, K55DR, K55DR-SX055V, K55DR-SAX055V, K55N, K55N-RIN4, K55N-BA8094C, N56DP, N56DP-DH11, K55N-RHA8N29, R510DP-FH11 (W8)
    17.3 K75, K75DE,

    Asus Reviews & Previews
    Asus Vivobook U38DT review from notebookcheck
    Asus 13.3-inch U38N Windows 8 VivoBook clears FCC packing AMD A8 Trinity internals by Engadget
    Asus VivoBook U38N ultraportable notebook has an AMD Trinity CPU by liliputing.com
    ASUS U38 at IFA 2012 HERE and HERE
    Asus A55N-SX008 by ITsvet.com
    ASUS K55DR - Games (DIRT 3, Deus EX HR) by NBcenterTV


    CyberPowerPC

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6
    17.3 Fangbook Evo

    CyberPowerPC Reviews & Previews


    Dell

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 Inspiron 15 (W8)
    17.3

    Dell Reviews & Previews


    Gateway

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 NV52L06U, NV52L08U
    17.3

    Gateway Reviews & Previews


    HP

    13.3
    14.0 Pavilion g4-2029wm, Pavilion g4-2149se, ProBook 6475b, Pavilion g4-2235dx (W8), Pavilion 14z-b100 Sleekbook (W8), Pavilion g4-2320dx (W8),
    15.6 ENVY dv6-7210us (W8), ENVY m6-1105dx (W8), ENVY Sleekbook 6-1110us (W8), ENVY Sleekbook 6-1010us, ENVY Sleekbook 6z-1000, Pavilion dv6-7029wm, Pavilion dv6-7010us, Pavilion dv6z-7000, Pavilion dv6-7114nr, Pavilion dv6-7115nr, Pavilion g6-2006ax, Pavilion g6-2123us, Pavilion g6-2235us (W8), Pavilion m6-1035dx, ProBook 4545s, Pavilion g6z-2200 (W8), ENVY Sleekbook 6z-1100 (W8), ENVY dv6z-7200 (W8), Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 (W8), Pavilion TouchSmart 15z-b000 Sleekbook (W8), ENVY 15z-j000 (Richland), Pavilion 15z-e000 (Richland),
    17.3 Pavilion dv7-7010us, Pavilion dv7-7115nr, Pavilion g7-2069wm, Pavilion g7-2051sg, Pavilion g7-2053sg, Pavilion g7z-2100, Pavilion g7-2235dx (W8), Pavilion g7z-2200 (W8), Pavilion 17z-e000 (Richland),

    HP Reviews & Previews
    Review HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15z-b000 Notebook by notebookcheck.net
    Review HP ProBook 4545s C5D26ES Notebook (A4-4300M) by notebookcheck
    Review HP Pavilion m6-1050sg Notebook by Konrad Schneid (translated by Mark Llewellyn), 10/14/2012
    HP Pavilion M6-1060SM (A8-4500M+7670M) by ITsvet.com
    HP Pavilion m6-1000 Review (HP m6-1035dx) by Student Buying Guide
    HP Pavillion g6 (Korea)
    HP ENVY Sleekbook 6z Review: Is Being Thin Enough? by Charles P. Jefferies, NotebookReview Staff (Thursday, July 19, 2012)
    Proper Envy 6z review by funbun
    Envy 6z Initial Impressions by kaivorth at overclock.net
    HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1010us quick review by paulnelson88's
    HP Envy Sleekbook 6-1010us review: A low-cost ultrabook alternative by COMPUTERWORLD
    HP Envy Sleekbook 6z Review by Engadget
    HP Envy Sleekbook 6 Review by CNET
    HP Pavilion m6 Review by CNET
    HP Pavilion m6 1035dx (AMD A10 Trinity) First impressions, teardown pics, schematic request by Ianas
    HP Pavilion dv6z-7000 (AMD A10-4600M) Trinity Review by T2050
    DV6z-7000 AMD A10-4600m Crossfire Performance (with 7670M) by Confuzzled77
    HP Pavilion dv7-7010us A10-4600M Trinity by suhlash
    HP Pavilion G6-2123us (A6-4400m) Review by abaddon4180
    HP Pavilion g7-2051sg Review by Notebookcheck
    HP Pavilion g7-2053sg Review by Notebookcheck
    Trinity has dropped by ForeverZen
    HP Pavilion dv6 Service Manual is wrong, APU is NOT soldered to the board by Futureperfect


    Lenovo

    13.3
    14.0 ThinkPad Edge E435, IdeaPad S405, IdeaPad Z485, IdeaPad Y485 (China),
    15.6 IdeaPad N586, ThinkPad Edge E535, IdeaPad Z585, IdeaPad Z585-261729U, IdeaPad P585-4575H4U, G505s (W8),
    17.3

    Lenovo Reviews & Previews
    Review Lenovo IdeaPad N586 Notebook (A6-4400M) by notebookcheck
    Review Lenovo IdeaPad Z585 Notebook (with 7670M) by Notebookcheck
    S405 available for order from here here and here
    Lenovo IdeaPad S400 (S405) Hands-On: Great Keyboard, Soft-Touch Chassis by Laptopmag.com
    IdeaPad S405 Hardware Maintenance Manual & User Guide by Lenovo
    IdeaPad S405 Previews here & here
    Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535 Laptop Review by notebookcheck.com
    ThinkPad Edge E535 - 3DMark Scores by Snapple37
    Are there going to be any Thinkpads offered with AMD Trinity? by CheddarTrek
    Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E435 & E535 – Preview


    MAINGEAR

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6
    17.3 NOMAD 17

    MAINGEAR Reviews & Previews


    MSI

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 GX60, GX60 (W8),
    17.3

    MSI Reviews & Previews
    MSI GX60 Review by notebookcheck
    MSI ships GX60 gaming laptop to the US, gives us high-end AMD gaming for $1,300 by Engadget
    *The Offical MSI GX60 Owners' Lounge* thanks layjohn
    Pre-order your MSI GX60 1AC-021US with Windows 8 HERE or HERE for $1,200.00
    MSI GX60 Gaming Notebook Announced by notebookreview.com
    The GX60 brief test (Chinese) thanks to rmacgowa for finding this
    MSI GX 60 mit 7970 Thread
    GX60 Features Comparison with G55 from pc1formatik.com
    MSI GX60 France Pre-order estimated date 11/09/2012 from pc1formatik.com


    Packard Bell

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 NX.C17EK.003 (UK), NX.C17EK.002 (UK),
    17.3

    Packard Bell Reviews & Previews


    Samsung

    13.3 Series 5 NP535U3C-A01US, Series 5 NP535U3C-B01US
    14.0 Series 5 NP535U4C-A01US, Series 3 NP355V4-S01CA,
    15.6 Series 3 NP355V5C-S01UK, Series 3 NP355V5C-A03UK, Series 3 NP355V5C-A04UK, Series 3 NP355V5C-A05UK, Series 3 NP355V5C-S01US (W8), NP365E5C-S01US (W8),
    17.3

    Samsung Reviews & Previews
    Samsung Series 5 Review: AMD at its Best Discussion By Jerry Jackson, NotebookReview Editor | Thursday, October 25, 2012 | 975 Reads
    Review Samsung Series 5 535U3C Notebook (dual channel memory) Tobias Winkler (translated by Liala Stiegitz), 10/15/2012
    14.0" Samsung Series 5 535 (A10-4655M) review by CNET
    15.6" A6-4400M Samsung NP355V5C-S05DE Review by notebookbcheck
    Samsung 5-Series Unboxing & Review by Baseballfan19946-YouTube
    Samsung Series 5 NP535U3C Thread by Thierry19
    Review Samsung Series 5 535U4C Notebook by notebookcheck.net
    User Review of the Samsung NP355V5C S01UK by d_brennen at overclockers.co.uk
    Samsung Series 5 Slim – Trinity-flavored Portability by Jason Marges at HardwareZone.com.ph | Product reviews | Technology News | Blogs
    Ultra-thin notebooks and Samsung 535U3C 535U4C: AMD Trinity in by Alex Drozhzhin at 3DNews - (25/07/2012)
    Samsung NP535U3C-B01US Mini-Preview by davidricardo86


    Sony

    13.3
    14.0
    15.6 VAIO Fit 15E SVF15414CXB (W8)
    17.3

    Sony Reviews & Previews


    Toshiba

    13.3
    14.0 Satellite L840D-BT2N22, Satellite L840D-ST2N01, Satellite L840D-BT3N22 (W8),
    15.6 Satellite L955D-S5364 (W8), Satellite S955D-S5374(W8), Satellite S955, Satellite C855D-S5237, Satellite L855D-S5220, Satellite L850D-BT2N22, Satellite L855D-S5242, Satellite S855D-S5256,
    17.3 Satellite L870D-BT2N22, Satellite L875D-S7210, Satellite L875D-S7232, Satellite L875D-S7332 (W8), Satellite L875D-S7342 (W8),

    Toshiba Reviews & Previews
    Review Toshiba Satellite S855D-S5256 Notebook by Steve Schardein, 10/16/2012
    Toshiba Satellite L855D-100 by DinSide.no
    Toshiba Satellite S955 thin-and-light by Engadget
    Toshiba Satellite L855d-s5242 by Mark Kyrnin
    Toshiba Satellite S875D-S7239 17.3-inch Laptop PC by Mark Kyrnin


    Vizio

    13.3
    14.0 CT14T-B0
    15.6 CT15T-B0
    17.3

    Vizio Reviews & Previews
    Vizio CT15T-B0 Review by Computer Shopper
    Vizio refreshes its PC lineup: all new models have touchscreens, quad-core CPUs (engadget) inlcudes 14" and 15.6" A10 models

    Top Most Wanted (Under Construction)


    AMD Trinity APUs_Bulldozer-Piledriver_TOP by davidc646, on Flickr
    Last edited by davidricardo86; 19th December 2013 at 01:14 PM. Reason: Added more notebooks, added more reviews

    Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600
    11.6" 1366x768 IPS AUO, AMD A6-1450, Radeon 8250, Samsung 6 GB 1.35 V, Samsung 830 256 GB SSD
    HP EliteBook 725 G2 J5N82UT
    12.5" 1920x1080 IPS LG, AMD A10-PRO-7350B, Radeon R6, Samsung 16 GB 1.35V, Intel 1500 180 GB SSD
    HP ProBook 6475b
    14.0" 1600x900 TN LG, AMD A10-4600M, Radeon 7660G, 8 GB 1.50V, Seagate 5400 320 GB HDD
    RW Motorola Moto X

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    AMD Mobile Trinity APUs

    Notebooks with AMD Accelerated Processors
    List of AMD Fusion microprocessors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    CPU-WORLD


    AMD Trinity APUs_Bulldozer-Piledriver by davidc646, on Flickr



    Interested in setting up an AMD Eyefinity multi-display setup with your APU? Here's some great information:
    AMD Eyefinity FAQs
    AMD Eyefinity Technology - Recommended Adapters
    White Paper | DisplayPort™ 1.2 Technology AMD FirePro™ V7900 and V5900 Professional Graphics


    Trinity and Llano APU 3DMark11 Scores, thanks to Atom_Anti (1, 2)

    Thanks, now I have complete 3DMark 11 results list of Trinity APUs.

    According to 3DMark11; 6620G+1333MHz level with A8-4500M, 6620G+1600MHz level with A10-4655M:

    Trinity:
    A6-4455M 17W: P638
    A8-4555M 19W: P674 (single channel memory, 1x4GB 1600 RAM running at 1333 per APU)
    A6-4400M 35W: P803
    A8-4500M 35W: P959
    A10-4655M 25W: P1030
    A10-4600M 35W: P1338


    Llano:
    A4-3300M 35W: P625
    A6-3400M 35W: P701
    A8-3500M 35W: P830
    A8-3550MX 45W: P903

    Ivy Bridge:
    3317U 17W: P603
    3610QM 45W: P716

    I would also recommend to Trinity users use Windows 8, because Bulldozer architecture can speed up few %.

    Interesting the 25W part stronger than two of the 35W parts...
    Single vs Dual Channel memory performance difference in Trinity (iGPU) thanks to kaivorth at overclock.net

    3DMark06
    Single Stick Memory Performance
    SM2.0 - 1284
    HDR/SM3.0 Score - 1625
    CPU Score - 1678
    Total - 3710

    Dual Channel Memory Performance
    SM2.0 - 2500
    HDR/SM3.0 Score - 2949
    CPU Score - 2048
    Total - 6490

    Difference 75%

    3DMark11
    Single Stick Performance
    Graphics Score - 607
    Physics Score - 2132
    Combined Score - 519
    Total - P667

    Dual Channel Performance
    Graphics Score - 818
    Physics Score - 1999
    Combined Score - 798
    Total - P895

    Weird how Physics went down..

    Difference 34% if I did that right? Wow.

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    AMD A10 4655m Benchmarks thanks to the_mask and esrever over @ semiaccurate
    How well AMD Trinity A6-4400M, A10-4600M and Llano A8-3550MX APU perform in real world? Performance and Power Consumption Test thanks to Atom_Anti
    Mobile CPU: AMD A10 and A8 against Core i5 and i7 (Llano, Trinity, Sandy and Ivy Bridge) by HardWare.fr - Le Guide du HardWare & de l'Optimisation PC
    Second-Generation AMD A-Series APUs Enable Best-in-Class PC Mobility, Entertainment, and Gaming Experience in Single Chip Press Release
    Five Things You Need To Know About The Second Generation AMD A-Series APU by Chris Hook (June 28, 2012)
    Trinity laptop buyers beware... you NEED dual channel memory. by Mad Pistol at Overclock.net - An Overclocking Community
    Trinity APUs are not working with existing Llano laptops --> Tested with Dell Vostro 3555, thanks to Atom_Anti
    Trinity in Review: AMD A10-4600M APU by Notebookcheck
    AMD Issue Reporting Form - Report Catalyst bugs straight to AMD, thanks link626
    OpenGL with dGPU in Dynamic Switching [AMD], thanks xAcid9


    Follow AMD

    AMD - Product/Service - Sunnyvale, CA | Facebook
    AMD (AMD_Unprocessed) on Twitter
    AMDUnprocessed's channel - YouTube
    AMD RSS Feeds
    Amd, Amd | SlideShare
    Last edited by davidricardo86; 15th April 2013 at 02:48 AM. Reason: Replaced table with all of the mobile APUs thus far, added some links, Follow AMD,

    Acer Aspire V5-122P-0600
    11.6" 1366x768 IPS AUO, AMD A6-1450, Radeon 8250, Samsung 6 GB 1.35 V, Samsung 830 256 GB SSD
    HP EliteBook 725 G2 J5N82UT
    12.5" 1920x1080 IPS LG, AMD A10-PRO-7350B, Radeon R6, Samsung 16 GB 1.35V, Intel 1500 180 GB SSD
    HP ProBook 6475b
    14.0" 1600x900 TN LG, AMD A10-4600M, Radeon 7660G, 8 GB 1.50V, Seagate 5400 320 GB HDD
    RW Motorola Moto X

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    This is a great idea. I've been scouring the internet for Trinity notebooks and this way they'll all be here.

    Maybe we should also include reviews of the notebooks if we find them or direct to the discussion threads here in the forums.
    Here's one review

    HP Review HP Pavilion g7-2051sg Notebook

    Review of the HP Sleekbook with the A6-4455M APU in Cnet. Review in Engadget.

    Good news everyone!
    (You just read this in your mind with the voice of Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth from Futurama)

    Notebookcheck.net already reviewed the Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E535 and despite the APU having problems and not using Turbo - something that could be faulted to the test unit - it got a really decent score of 81%!. I wonder what the score would be if they didn't had those problems. It's the first Trinity notebook with a 4-star rating and obtaining it in such a demanding review site just makes this result the more impressive.
    For those who don't know Notebookcheck.net probably makes the most comprehensive notebook reviews around.

    Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E535 Laptop Review.

    The Thinkpad Edge 535 leaves a mixed impression - the one the unit with its predecessor Thinkpad Edge E525. Lenovo offers a working tool in a rugged housing. Application performance's sufficient for office use. In addition, the meter always quiet. The display has a matte finish and has a fairly high level of brightness. In terms of maintenance options, the device shows exemplary. Also the input devices are of good quality. Who in this list will meet your requirements for a notebook, the Thinkpad Edge 535 satisfied.

    But the device also has negative characteristics. Sun built Lenovo one indeed very bright, but also very low-contrast display. Should regularly films / series are seen on a laptop, then that's no fun with this display. These are not always impressive craftsmanship comes (battery rattle). The ThinkPad brand is associated with high quality. The maximum possible CPU power is not available. Add to this a hard drive that provides plenty of storage space, but offers only a durchschittliche speed. Such a disk is needed not in a business notebook. This speed is a priority. A more thoughtful selection in hard drive and display would have the notebook much better can darstehen.

    Who among the Thinkpad Edge 535 models did not find the right equipment, can resort to the Thinkpad Edge 530 with Intel CPU, which can be found without dedicated graphics in similar price ranges. Alternatively, many notebook manufacturers competing models, which are priced on par with the Thinkpad Edge 535 (300E5A Samsung, Dell Vostro 3555, ...).
    Pros:
    + Three USB 3.0 ports
    + Good keyboard
    + Always quiet
    + Good battery life

    Cons:
    - Poor display
    - The CPU Turbo is not fully exploited
    - CPU Throttling at full load

    What we like

    The good input devices and the three USB 3.0 ports.

    What we miss

    A higher-contrast display.

    What amazed us

    Lenovo that the CPU section of the APU can not run at full Turbo speed.

    The competition

    Competitors with the apparatus of his own predecessors ( Thinkpad Edge E525 ) and - to a limited extent - the brother with Intel guts ( Thinkpad Edge E530 ). Office equipment from other manufacturers: Office Toplist
    After reading yet another review were the AMD APUs didn't shine I just have to wonder why the hell review websites aren't receiving review units with the most powerful APUs and with mature drivers? The bad results that APU powered notebooks get are usually derived from the reviews being of the weakest APUs and because there always seem to exist glitches with hybrid crossfire or something like that.
    Is it that hard for AMD to instruct their partners to send review units with no dedicated graphics and the A10 APUs to review websites?? If all they did was that, there would exist a much more positive word of mouth about Trinity APUs.
    For example, there's already a bunch of reviews of the Samsung Series 5 13,3'' ultrathin with the A6 APU, yet no review of the 14'' ultrathin with the A10 APU which is a lot more powerful and would probably shine a lot more in reviews.

    Samsung NP355V5C S01UK user impressions.

    Packard Bell Trinity notebooks:
    A10-4600M model
    A8-4500M model
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    This is very helpful, looking for something new with Trinity myself so, perfect guys.



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    cant wait to see reviews of the MSI GX60

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    I went to Wal-Mart today in hopes of seeing the new Vizio computers but ended finding this guy instead. I only had 20 minutes to mess around with it but I liked what I saw so far. Its not perfect but its one of the most attractive Trinity laptops currently available, imo. I took some photos with my crappy Samsung Replenish camera and I touched them up a bit for appreciation. So here's my mini-preview on this very cool looking but otherwise expensive Trinity ultra-portable.

    Walmart.com: Samsung Silver 13.3" Series 5 NP535U3C-B01US Laptop PC with AMD Quad-Core A6-4455M Accelerated Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 8 Pro Upgrade Option: Computers

    $699.99 + local tax or avoid the tax and buy from Amazon.


    Display_20120711_01 by davidc646, on Flickr

    View the rest of the photos here!

    Build Quality: My first impression was that the build quality seemed excellent. The materials felt high quality and the exterior was sturdy in my hands. There was no flex throughout the chassis and the weight of the laptop felt chunky for being so thin. It just did not feel flimsy. The display hinge was stiff and did not feel wobbly at all. The case was well built and like it fit all tolerances. At 3.35 lbs. and dimensions of 12.4" x 8.6" x 0.58" ~ 0.69" this laptop felt really portable and light. This would be the perfect companion for someone looking for a strong and light notebook that doesn't require a lot of power but a balance of features that will get them through their work day.

    Display: The display seemed more than adequate for daily use. Horizontal viewing angles were pretty good but vertical viewing angels were not as good. From above, colors became washed out. From below, everything became sort of negative or dark. However, I don't think watching a movie with a couple friends on this laptop would be a problem. Colors seemed vibrant and brightness level satisfactory. Another positive about the display was the matte finish and overall I'd say it was a good display.

    Keyboard: One word, shallow! I am now accustomed to touch-typing on my ThinkPad E425's wonderful keyboard and the NP535U3C-B01US's keyboard left me feeling disappointed. My time with this keyboard was short but immediately I understood what all the fuss was about when people all over the internet complain about all these new Ultrabooks and their shallow keyboards. This laptop, essentially a stripped down Ultrabook, was no different. Key travel felt extremely short, especially the Backspace key for some reason, and to make matters worse the oversensitive touchpad interfered with the entire typing experience. I didn't feel like my palm was touching the touchpad at all but apparently even the slightest touch caused the cursor to jump. Lastly, the keyboard was not backlit so that might turn some people off while true touch typist might not even care.

    Touchpad: The touchpad was by Elantech. It was overly sensitive, especially while typing. The touchpad could have used some sensitivity/palm adjustment because it made typing a pain. I wanted to give the keyboard a chance, maybe I just needed time to adjust, but the finicky touchpad made typing unacceptable. In the touchpad's defense, I did not have the chance to adjust any of its settings. My hands are not large nor small but somehow my palms touched the very top edge of the touchpad enough that it caused a noticeable aggravation. It caused the cursor to jump up a few lines screwing up the whole process of typing. I wish I could have adjusted some of the settings but I simply ran out of time. The touchpad buttons on the other hand had the perfect click! Not too hard, not too soft but just right.

    Sound: The speakers in this laptop are on the bottom and will become muffled in put over a soft surface such as a bed or carpet. If you were to set the laptop on a table top, they can generate a lot of sound! Even with the volume turned all the way up the sound never sounded distorted. Music came out clean, crisp and clear. Don't expect any bass from such tiny speakers but if I had to compare I'd say they were louder than the speakers in an iPad (my friend has one and its pretty loud for its size). Overall I was satisfied with the speakers and didn't think they were lacking but if you want to fully enjoy music or sounds then a good pair of headphones is always recommended with these type of computers.

    I/O ports and Connectivity: The port assortment on this laptop is about what you would find on a lot of other Ultrabooks. Its enough to get by but the mini-VGA port might be a problem for some. On the left exists the power connector, a Gigabit Ethernet port, one USB3.0, HDMI, headphone/mic combo port, and a mini-VGA port that requires a dongle which is sold separately. On the right, there's two USB2.0 ports, and a 4-in-1 card reader. One of the USB ports is of the Sleep-n-Charge variety. The wireless card supports 802.11 a/b/g/n and there's also Bluetooth 4.0 for connecting wireless mice or other devices.

    Battery Life: I did not do any tests to verify how many hours can be squeezed out of the 45 Wh 6100 mAh battery but a quick look at the Windows battery gauge said 5hr:36min-5hr:41min. Samsung claims the 4-cell lithium-ion battery with give up to a 6 hr battery life but I would like to see some actual tests done to prove what this ULV AMD Trinity chip can do.

    Temperature: I had no way to verify temperature readings as the laptop did not have an active internet connection so that I could download a tool. I also did not bring a USB stick with any of my portable tools with me so I can't say what the idle and max temp readings were. I did however play a song in Windows Media Player and the bottom of the case became warm as expected. During light use, it was always comfortable to the touch. I want to take another trip to the same Wal-Mart this week except this time I will come prepared and gather a little more information about how this laptop performance under different scenarios.

    Storage: What can I say? It comes with a 500GB HDD. I would remove that for an SSD and use the HDD as an external. It did wake up from sleep almost instantly but I did not time how fast it takes to boot up.

    GPU: According to Notebookcheck.net, the A6-4455M's iGPU 7500G is ranked a little higher than my current 6470M/7450M dGPU in my E425.

    The performance of the Radeon HD 7500G should be similar to the dedicated Radeon Hd 7400M series.
    It's difficult to say if this is true and by how much because there aren't any benchmarks backing this up or proving how fast the 7500G actually is.

    EDIT: I almost forgot about paulnelson88's HP ENVY Sleekbook 6-1010us quick review! He ran 3DMark11 on the A6-4455M/7500G and scored a P571. He also added a second stick of 4GB RAM for dual channel goodness and an SSD which caused his WEI to increase by a good amount.

    CPU: The dual-core A6-4455M certainly isn't a speed demon but I'm sure it won't have a problem with office or other productivity tasks. I will try to gather some benchmarks and see if I can go run some tests on this ULV APU the next time I visit Wal-Mart.

    Conclusion: I really like this AMD Trinity laptop for many reasons. I think it is one of the most attractive designs sporting a Trinity APU. It has excellent build quality and doesn't feel cheap. Its construction feels sturdy enough to take it everywhere. It is light and very thin but does not suffer from any chassis flex thanks to its metal/aluminium exterior. I felt that the display was more than good enough for many uses. Colors, brightness, and viewing angles were satisfactory. The addition of a matte finish on the display is a welcomed one. The small speakers actually sounded nice and loud without any distortion at max volume. Connectivity doesn't pose too much of a problem since all but one port are full size. The mini-vga wouldn't be as big of a hassle had Samsung included the dongle for free. What let me down the most were the keyboard and the touchpad. My first impression of these two key items left me disappointed and wanting more. I hope one can adjust to the shallow keyboard and adjustments can be done to the sensitivity of the touchpad in order to avoid cursor-jump while typing. I also would like to see how this ULV APU along with its iGPU perform under heavy duty workloads. The current retail price of $699.99 seems a bit too high for the performance this laptop brings to the table but you have to remember its not just about raw specs. The slim design, materials used, along with other factors contribute to the high initial price. Personally, I would just wait till these go on sale for $500-600 or less. This might just be a better choice for some than HP's Trinity Sleekbook as that isn't offered in a 13.3" or 14" display size yet.


    Pros: Excellent build quality, adequate display with good horizontal viewing angles and a matte finish, great little speakers, good battery life, matte/non-glossy finish throughout the entire case, doesn't feel or look cheap, RAM/HDD can be upgraded

    Cons: Shallow keyboard, oversensitive touchpad, performance-to-cost ratio is high (what Ultrabook isn't in this category really?), small fragile-looking power connector
    Last edited by davidricardo86; 12th July 2012 at 02:53 PM.

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    Anybody knows the release date for the ASUS N56DP?

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    Wow, $700 and a WEI 'score' (cpu) that is less than a 6 year old Intel core 2 Duo.

    What a rip off.

    My 18 month old Asus U30Jc is twice the computer this is... (and is probably worth the same amount of money today).

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    Only one AMD Trinity laptop is with eSATA and/or ExpressCard and it's 14". All others are soooooooooo identical SO many laptops, but nothing to choose from.

    I need one with eSATA and ExpressCard (however I can ditch eSATA) but 14" is definitely out of scope (ProBook 6475b).
    15.6" would be good.

    WHY, oh WHY ThinkPad Edge E535 is not a clone of E525 but just with AMD Trinity?! E525 does have ExpressCard AND eSATA...

    I wouldn't also mind Glossy display since laptop is mostly used indoor (although not always in my own house

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    Quote Originally Posted by tilleroftheearth View Post
    Wow, $700 and a WEI 'score' (cpu) that is less than a 6 year old Intel core 2 Duo.

    What a rip off.

    My 18 month old Asus U30Jc is twice the computer this is... (and is probably worth the same amount of money today).
    Considering that the APU on that Samsung machine only has a TDP of 17W what were you expecting? That's the least powerful APU of the Trinity line-up.
    Could you show me WEI scores of ULV Intel Core i3's (Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge)? Go check that and tell me if the difference is that big.

    From what I read this APU is sensibly two times more powerful than a Brazos E-450.
    I really want to read a review about this notebook and the 14'' version.

    The Samsung ultrathin looks gorgeous. And it seems you can replace the HDD for an SSD.

 

 
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