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Windows 7: New AMD "Trinity"-powered laptops/notebooks. Got One?

14 Jul 2012   #1
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
New AMD "Trinity"-powered laptops/notebooks. Got One?

If anyone here is the early adopter of one of the new AMD Trinity notebooks, tell us the story and post some WEI's !

there are a few out there shipping - BestBuy has one, Newegg has a couple, and even walmart with an HP unit - HP announced a string of them, some in the "sleekbook" line.


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14 Jul 2012   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

You have some links so we can check them out

Also what were the WEI rating kinda left us hanging would like to know more if you have it
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14 Jul 2012   #3
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

oh, WEI I have no idea - that's why I was posting. Hoping one of the fellow travelers here has.
the systems that I know of that are shipping are:
A6 Trinity units: Shop AMD
Low price example is this Toshiba L875D-S7210 for $450 at bestbuy.

A8 Units: example would be Newegg.com - Acer Aspire V3-551-8664 Notebook AMD A-Series A8-4500M(1.90GHz) 15.6" 6GB Memory 750GB HDD 5400rpm DVD Super Multi AMD Radeon HD 7640G
which I find somewhat tempting after reading up on the Trinity capabilities.

There are also several new HP Sleekbook models that employ Trinity.

and not to be outdone:
Walmart.com: HP Butterfly Blossom in Linen White 14.0" g4-2149se Laptop PC with AMD A6-4400M Accelerated Processor and Windows 7 Home Premium: Computers
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14 Jul 2012   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I'll Bite lol

My Laptop is amoung those in that line up but it isn't trinity

E450 with discret Gpu 1.6Ghz althought you are looking at a A6 quadcore

with a Butterlfly cover you are paying more for the cover then actual parts http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Butterf..._fb_revshr_001

you can get the Laptop i own that would be cheaper and they even offer a upgrade for win 8 upgrade for 14.99

It's up to you also do you plan on gaming as well? the A6+4400m might benefit hd 7520 graphics

http://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-Black-1...ndingMethod=rr


It depends on what you are doing even though the one im showing you is cheaper is does a good job
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14 Jul 2012   #5
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

Trinity supposedly DOUBLED the graphics performance vs previous gen.
that's enormous

for the EE's that might view the thread:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5831/a...00m-a-new-hope
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14 Jul 2012   #6
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

yea it does double

they are good machines for gaming
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14 Jul 2012   #7
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

It part of the Piledriver series

it probally would be a good investment but i would go for a A10 get the most bang for your buck
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14 Jul 2012   #8
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

ok, full disclosure: I did product management work in the pc patch for over a decade, and I must say AMD royally muffed this introduction, and committed crime in the product model naming conventions used. essentially what is now called an A6 is, cpu wise, half what it was [cores] though I guess their point is on a per-core basis it is superior.
However, letting OEM's build lowball systems as the FIRST introduction of your last great hope for catching intel ultrabook models, and having uncontrolled benchmarks seep like sewage through the internet is a travesty.

there is a tiny sliver of hope in the charts in this post: Ivy Bridge Vs Trinity benchmarks are in: Intel CPU wins, AMD GPU and battery win - MacRumors Forums

the anecdotal evidence from gamers posting their early experience is at best a shrug... they are not seeing anything like a doubling of frame rate or any such "Wow-factor" leap. graphics wise, the lineup is stronger than previous shared-mem graphics, but not by a huge amount
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14 Jul 2012   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Gaming wise it will beat intel with it's HD graphics but if they add a Mobile Gpu it is a killer
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14 Jul 2012   #10
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 

one more: scroll down for benchmark tables, contrasting new Trinity A10 vs. old Llano A8. What it shows in a nutshell is a step backward in CPU power, and a 20'ish% gain in GPU perf.

AMD Trinity A10-5700 Put to test Against A8-3850 Llano in CPU/GPU Benchmarks

again, it is suicide to have your "A10" come in below your "A8" after beating the drums of expectation for, what, two years in advance? that's a hanging offense. The A10 should have been monikered "A7".
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