A little while ago, we interviewed Brian Slattery of AMD about their position in the market and future plans for their soon-to-be-released range of APUs, or Accelerated Processing Units, that combined both the CPU and the GPU onto one chip.
Well, the first product that Bing Lee ranged as part of this rollout was the Toshiba N550 netbook, which features the C-50 processor. We took one out to test and produce an unboxing and feature highlight video, and boy, we were impressed: smart design, smooth video playback, great browsing experience, high quality HDMI output and premium Harmon Kardon speakers.
I spoke to Brian Slattery as a follow up to the launch of this new model, and he could hardly contain himself. Here’s what he had to say:
“I know that because of its size, it will be referred to as a netbook. But this machine is so much more – a fully featured notebook in a smaller size. Our new APU, featuring a dual core CPU and HD capable graphics, tucked away inside one of the coolest looking Toshiba designs out there, with rocking Harmon Kardon speakers, I can’t get enough of it!”
I’m fairly certain it was pretty much gushed out in one breath! I, for one, can understand Brian’s excitement. Netbooks have taken a step back in the shadows since the interest in tablets has taken over a lot of media and consumer interest. This netbook brings performance and style back into a category that is in need of a shot in the arm.
Anyway, enough words on the screen, take a look at the video and judge for yourself. Brian, we’re excited too.