AMD has managed to push its accelerated processing unit into a wide selection of notebooks and one of the most interesting options out there is the Y-Series Sony Vaio system that we had a chance to take a look at during a recent press event.
The notebook is available in two different colors, pink and silver, but both models feature the same high-quality construction that makes them stand out from most devices in their class.
The chiclet keyboard is also extremely well laid out, especially considering the limited space available in this 11.6-inch notebook
model, while the screen sports a rather nice 1366x768 resolution that fits a display this size nicely.
On the inside, users will be greeted by AMD's most powerful accelerated processing unit released until now, the E-350, which packs two Bobcat x86 cores clocked at 1.6GHz as well as a Radeon HD 6310 graphics core.
This includes 80 shaders and AMD's UVD 3 media decoding engine, so it can handle all sort of Full-HD video formats without any hiccups.
The AMD Brazos APU is paired together with 4GB of DDR3 memory and with a 320GB hard drive. Connectivity options include 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1, three USB 2.0 ports as well as HDMI and D-Sub video outputs. The notebook also includes a multi-format card reader and a 0.3MP webcam.
Unlike the other Vaio
models that were presented by Sony, the Y-Series comes without the Web button, that is used to boot in a minimal OS optimized for Web surfing, but it still supports the special Assist function.
The whole notebook, including battery, weights 1.46Kg and Sony states that it can work up to 6.5 hours without requiring a recharge.
Vaio Y-series AMD Fusion powered notebook is already available for purchase and pricing is set at 499,00€.