Samsung Announces Its First AMD Llano Powered Notebook

By on July 12th, 2011 09:41 GMT

Samsung has just announced the company's first notebook computer to be powered by AMD's recently released A-Series accelerated processing units based on the Llano architecture, the 305V5A, which will become available in Europe in mid-August.

The 305V5A is a Series 3 notebook, the designation used by Samsung for its line of mainstream laptops, and is built around a 15-inch display with a yet unknown resolution.

What we do know is that this will be the first Samsung notebook to be powered by an AMD Llano APU, the A6-3410MX to be more precise.

This chip includes four processing cores with a base clock of 1.6GHz, that can be increased up to 2.3GHz thanks to AMD's Turbo Core technology, 4MB of Level 2 cache memory and an integrated graphics controller.

The on-board GPU is known as the Radeon HD 6250G and it packs 320 shader units clocked at 400MHz.

Samsung has decided to pair the integrated graphics core with Radeon HD 6450M or HD 6470M discrete cards in a dual-GPU configuration, to improve the graphics performance of the notebook.

No information regarding the system memory or the available storage options was made official by the manufacturer.

From what we can tell, the Samsung Series 3 305V5A, will come standard with an optical drive, a multi-format card reader, a webcam, and at least pair of USB 2.0 ports.

Unlike smaller Series 3 notebooks, the battery is user replaceable and its battery life is estimated at about four hours, when playing back video content.

As noted earlier, the Samsung Series 3 305V5A will become available starting mid-August and its starting price is set at 549 Euros.

Samsung is expected to launch more AMD Llano powered notebook models until the end of the year, but the company hasn't made any official statements in this regard.

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