Not long ago, Advanced Micro Devices finally managed to bring out a series of central processing units meant for use in mobile computers. This meant that Intel no longer held a monopoly in this area, and Fujitsu has just come to confirm this by unleashing the LifeBook LH520 laptop. Powered by an Athlon II CPU, this newcomer is meant to act as an affordable means of enjoying multimedia while traveling.
The LifeBook LH520 has an AMD Athlon II P320 dual-core chip at its heart. This 2.1GHz processor is backed up by 2GB of RAM and the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 graphics, serviced by a SuperFine HD LED-backlit screen. Needless to say, DirectX 11 is supported. In addition, the notebook comes with a spill-resistant keyboard, a 1.3-megapixel webcam and an optical disk drive (a DVD writer).
“The Fujitsu LifeBook LH520 is great for consumers today who seek a notebook that exceedingly suits their personal needs yet is budget-friendly. Capable of optimal performance as well as showcasing state-of-the-art graphics display, the LifeBook LH520 is designed to bring both ultimate convenience and performance, as well as out-of-this-world leisure experiences to users,” commented Mr. Lim Teck Sin, Director of Product Marketing, Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific.
Being intended for traveling, the casing that houses the configuration is optimized to withstand wear. Additionally, the system itself even boasts certain data security features, such as BIOS lock, Hard Disk Lock and an Anti-theft Lock Slot. As for online communication, there are built-in dual stereo microphones which, combined with the webcam itself, make such programs as Skype and Messenger all the more useful. Finally, the notebook is compliant with European Union’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive (RoHS), for environment-efficiency.
The official announcement didn't exactly say when the mobile machine would start selling, nor did it state what price it would sport, though it shouldn't take overly long for either to be revealed.