Hi, im looking for a notebook around 11 inch screen and a £500 budget. or do they call it a netbook??
I need some help with this because i have heard the new AMD APU units are good in small form pc's and wondering if the same stands for these notebook things.
If anyone can recommend any that they have had experience with, that would be great. I can build and OC pc's but i hate this silly laptop market, but offered to look around for a friend of mine. Help much appreciated.
Depending on the APU/CPU installed you'd have either a bit 'Netbook or a ultra-portable laptop.
The A-series Llano APUs haven't been seen in anything smaller than a 14" model yet.
You can find the less power E-series Fusion APUs in 11" models but they're just a small step up in power from the NetBook Intel Atom CPUs and AMD C-series APUs. HP Pavilion DM1-3200sa £340
The performance isn't up-to-date - that's for certain. In the same price range you can find much more powerful CPUs/APUs - just in larger chassis.
But it will get the basic things done well... and if there isn't any thing more than light multi-tasking (e-mail and web surfing for example) a HP DM1 is really a pretty good choice.
Multi-tasking MS office programs like MS Word and Excel? Probably not a good choice.
If he needs/wants a DVD drive he's have to move up into a 13" chassis.
Anything other than the bog-standard 1366x768 LCD resolution is probably out of his price range. You start seeing extra cost options for 1600x900 in 14" models.
Samsung 400 12.5" laptop £525
Core i3-2310M (2.1Ghz) Sandy Bridge CPU, 3GB RAM, 320GB 7200rpm HDD, 12.5" 1366x768 LCD w/ HD 3000 graphics.
Has an anti-glare matte screen - handy for outdoor usage in the shade or other glare prone situations.