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Lenovo outs the IdeaPad Z575 notebook

The AMD Fusion-based portable PC is now available to customers for purchase, priced at $529

A number of full-sized notebooks sporting the AMD Fusion platform have been revealed lately and with the introduction of 15.6-inch IdeaPad Z575 laptop, the Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo joins the party, too. This system is a new member of the company’s Z Series and is reportedly targeted towards home users.

There are three pre-configured models on Lenovo’s website that can be further customized and then ordered. Apparently, the Z575 is powered by (up to) a latest generation Llano AMD A6-3400M accelerated processing unit (APU) that has four cores (four threads) with a clock frequency of 1.4GHz (goes up to 2.3GHz via TurboCore). This chip delivers 4MB of Level 2 cache, 35W max. Thermal Design Power and is ranked 134 in our CPU Benchmark List.

All three units are equipped with a 15.6-inch Glare-type widescreen displays that have a maximum supported resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels (HD 720p). In addition, customers can take advantage of the integrated AMD Radeon 6520G graphics controller with shared VRAM.

Lenovo’s latest IdeaPad will reportedly house 2-to 8GB of internal DDR3 memory and up to a “spacious” 750GB mechanical hard drive (HDD) rotating at 5400RPM. A Dual-Layer DVD Burner is also installed.

Other features include built-in Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, an HDMI output and a 0.3MP web camera for video conferencing. According to the product page, the Z575 will ship pre-loaded with a copy of Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system. Price starts at US $529.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-07-14 (Update: 2012-05-26)