MSI launches laptop based on AMD’s Fusion APU platform
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MSI appears to be giving Intel and AMD the equal treatment this year, as they have already announced several notebooks and netbooks at this year’s CES based on the Sandy Bridge and Fusion platforms, with the latter platform aiming to integrate modern CPU and GPU functions into a single chip. This week sees the unveiling of one of these notebooks, the MSI CR650, and will begin the new C-series line of laptops built around AMD’s latest Fusion chipset. The MSI C-series line can be considered the counterpart to their G-series line of notebooks, which will instead be powered by Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform as opposed to the offerings from AMD.
The 15.6-inch multimedia laptop will include a dual-core E-350 Fusion APU running at 1.6 GHz with Radeon HD 6310 graphics, SRS PC Sound, and standard DDR3 memory and Wi-Fi with Windows 7 Home Premium. The starting price for the notebook has yet to be announced but is expected in the upcoming weeks.