Dell introduces new Fusion powered Inspiron laptop
With the release of the Fusion equipped MSI X370 a couple days ago, Dell is now introducing their very own Fusion machine. The Dell Inspiron M102z is the first Dell laptop to come with AMD’s Fusion APU and looks to supplement Dell’s budget notebook line.
According to a listing on Dell’s online store, the M102z can now be ordered from certain international locations. Two versions of the laptop appear to be available- one with an Ontario Fusion 1GHz C-50 Processor and one with a Zacate Fusion 1.66GHz E-350 processor. The C-50 version also comes with 2GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 6250 while the E-350 flavor has 4GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 6310 GPU. Otherwise, both laptops feature an 11.6” display with a 1366x768 pixel resolution, a 320GB HDD, a 1.3MP camera, VGA, HDMI and Windows 7 Home Premium. Both laptops will come with a 6-cell battery that supposedly provides 9 hours of life; however, $25 more will add a 9-cell battery and another 5 hours of runtime to the M102z.
For now, the E-350 powered version is selling for $699 Australian ($725 U.S.) while the C-50 version is 100 dollars cheaper. The laptops will be available in Piano Black, Peacock Blue, Fire Red, and Lotus Pink colors, but unfortunately seem to be only available in Australia, China, Singapore and Malaysia for the time being. There has been no word about a possible US release but it could end up being cheaper as Australian prices are usually more expensive.
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