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.
5 / 5
HP's Pavilion dm1 has good graphics performance and battery life for a netbook, thanks to AMD's Fusion APU. It's a well designed unit with good looks and we found it very comfortable to use. However, it does have a loud fan and one of the keys on our test model was loose straight out of the box.
- Review Date:
- 3rd May, 2011
- Elias Plastiras