Acer Could Be First To Launch A Laptop With AMD’s New Processor

Posted on 05. May, 2013 by in Laptops, Laptops

The upcoming 11.6-inch Acer Aspire V5-122P-0643 will offer consumers on a budget quad-core computing with HD graphics thanks to AMD hardware. Image: Acer

The upcoming 11.6-inch Acer Aspire V5-122P-0643 will offer consumers on a budget quad-core computing with HD graphics thanks to AMD hardware. Image: Acer

Coming soon is a brand new 11.6-inch Acer ultra-portable with a touchscreen and AMD’s latest power efficient quad-core processor, the AMD A6-1450 APU. The upcoming Acer laptop, model name V5-122P-0643, had its details leaked online this past week and as of now it’s the first laptop to be powered by an AMD Tamesh APU, the A6-1450. Given Acer’s current line-up consisting of only Intel powered notebooks this new ultraportable will be important for AMD who is looking to gain market share from Intel in the mobile chip space.

The AMD A6-1450 APU features four processing cores stock clocked at 1GHz but with Turbo mode engaged users can get 1.4GHz of performance from this particular APU. Since graphics are just as important to AMD with their entire APU line it should be noted that the AMD A6-1450 is reportedly paired with an AMD Radeon HD 8280 GPU (500 MHz). The A6-1450 is a processor that competes with Intel’s ULV processors, so power efficiency is something that is being guaranteed out of the box with any laptop powered by the A6-1450.

Besides the inclusion of new AMD hardware the Acer Aspire V5-122P-0643 laptop will be coming equipped with features like an 11.6-inch HD LED screen with multi-touch support, Windows 8, 2GB of DDR3 RAM standard (not much, but wait till you see the price), an integrated HD webcam, and an SD card reader. Acer listed the retail price of this Aspire notebook at $450.

At this time there is no set release date for the Acer Aspire V5-122P-0643 laptop, which to be honest was only accidentally leaked on the Acer website (page has since been removed from the web). However you probably should have to wait for too long as AMD has promised devices rocking their latest APU’s, Tamesh included, will be hitting stores before years end.

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