AMD Fusion netbooks are a step up from traditional netbooks, which are based on Intel Atom CPUs. The AMD Fusion APU (accelerated processing unit) supplies more overall speed for office and Web applications than an Intel-based netbook, and not only that, the AMD Fusion provides much better graphics capabilities.
AMD Fusion-based netbooks feature an HDMI port, so you can easily hook them up to a big-screen TV, and some models even have more advanced features such as USB 3.0. The overall size of AMD Fusion-based netbooks is larger, too; with many models being 11.6in or bigger, they are more comfortable to use than 10in netbooks. Below is a round-up of all the AMD Fusion-based netbooks we have seen to date.
4 / 5
The Toshiba NB550D netbook uses the AMD Fusion platform to supply good overall performance and better-than-usual multimedia features for a netbook. Its HDMI port allows users to connect it directly to a big-screen TV and its Harmon Kardon speakers produce the best sound we've heard from a netbook to date. We like this netbook a lot, but we wish it had better battery life, a less glossy screen and a slightly smoother touchpad.
- Review Date:
- 27th Jan., 2011
- Elias Plastiras