Even for people like us, who strive to be as practical as possible, AMD's booth at the IFA 2012 trade show, taking place in Berlin, Germany, was and is a fun place to be.
Laptops decorated the wall (literally) and there was a whole bunch of them on display too, from a variety of manufacturers.
We saw Lenovo, Acer, ASUS and HP, just to name a few of the brands that are and will sell Trinity-based noteboks.
Even the HP Sleekbooks
were represented. For those who don't know, Sleekbook is a name
that the top PC maker chose for the super-thin AMD-based notebooks that would have been called Ultrabooks if Intel hadn't trademarked the word.
But the A-Series wasn't the only product lineup that we found there. In fact, there was a three-display, EyeFinity-using gaming system there as well, powered by the FX 8150 8-core Buldozer central processor.
We know, we know, the idea of 8-core AMD FX processors crashed and burned because of too low performance and an unfortunate mishap (or two) related to the way transistors were counted, which led to inconsistent official numbers.
Still, the system ran games just fine and we would have stayed behind for a race or two if we weren't on a tight schedule.
But here is the beauty of our time here: though we only spent a short time at the booth, mostly taken up by photo shots of the various PCs, we can and will do something better.
We have a one-on-one meeting scheduled for later today, where we'll learn all there is to know about Trinity
, and probably something more besides. There will probably be an NDA involved, so we might not be allowed to disclose everything we learn there for a while, but we suspect that some disclosures will still be permissible.
Until we have an update on that front, check out the images below and don't feel too reserved about the idea of buying one of the notebooks. You may also want to consider keeping your eyes and ears peeled for AMD ultrathin designs if you're in the market for an ultrabook instead of a normal laptop. After all, HP isn't likely to remain the only supplier of "sleekbooks" forever.