Netbooks may have lost most of their fame, but ASUS still thinks there are enough people out there who might want one, especially when that “one” has an AMD APU at its core.
Advanced Micro Devices may not have paid much mind to the mobile PC market over the years, but that changed when its Heterogeneous Computing architecture (previously known as Fusion) debuted.
With the E-Series of APUs (accelerated processing units) out and about, the Sunnyvale, California-based company slowly began to secure design wins.
One of those design wins is the ASUS Eee PC SeaShell 1225B.
This portable consumer electronics device measures 11.6 inches in diagonal and has a screen resolution of 1376 x 768 pixels.
An AMD E450 APU acts as the heart: the two x86 cores have a clock speed of 1.65 GHz and the video performance is provided by the Integrated AMD Radeon HD 6320 GPU.
The chip features the Turbo Core dynamic overclocking technology as well.
In addition to the APU, the SeaShell 1225B comes with 4 GB of RAM (random access memory) and a hard drive unit (HDD) with a capacity of 750 GB.
Furthermore, a pair of USB 3.0 ports (SuperSpeed connectivity at 5 Gbps) are part of the spec sheet, along with one USB 2.0 connector, HDMI, VGA, a card reader and a webcam with protection lock.
Finally, the operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit and, for wireless connectivity, ASUS tossed in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 N.
All of the above are packed inside a white case with improved finishing and a trackpad with integrated mouse buttons.
The review posted on NetbookLive mentions that customers from the United States may want to wait for a second version of the laptop to become available.
It will be cheaper and equipped with an AMC C60 APU and, most likely, a different, non-64-bit OS and a lower amount of RAM as well.