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HP Pavilion 10z Touch Laptop Uses AMD Mullins Chip

By - Source: The Tech Report | B 15 comments

Keen eyes have spotted a new notebook from Hewlett Packard (HP) that packs an AMD Mullins processor and Microsoft’s 64-bit Windows 8.1 with Bing. This version of Windows is offered to device makers for a discounted licensing fee, a savings which in turn can be seen in the final list price. Consumers aren’t required to stick with Internet Explorer and Bing, but OEMs are not allowed to make any changes to the search option before the units are shipped.

The Mullins laptop/netbook in question is the HP Pavilion 10z, which features AMD’s E1 Micro-6200T APU. This is one of the slower APUs that AMD introduced last November, packing two cores clocked at 1.4 GHz and Radeon R2 graphics. The low-power chip was designed for low-cost tablets and notebooks, such as the Pavilion 10z.

The device has a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 1366 x 768 resolution, and a front-facing VGA webcam that has an integrated digital microphone. This screen is backed by 2 GB of DDR3L memory, a 500 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, and a small, 3-cell 24Whr Lithium-ion battery promising up to 4 hours on a single charge.

This notebook (or tablet with a permanent keyboard) doesn’t provide an optical drive, but does include a 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet jack for wired networking, and possibly Wireless N connectivity (Miracast compatible). The ports include an SD card reader, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output and a headphone/microphone combo port. Audio is provided by two speakers.

HP’s new notebook appears to be part of the crowd that’s competing with Chromebooks. For instance, the Acer C720 Chromebook starts at $199 USD, and includes an 11.6-inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The device is only 0.75 inches thin, packing an Intel Celeron processor, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth connectivity, a full size HDMI port, 16 GB of internal storage and more.

HP already has a player in the Chromebook sector: the Chromebook 11. With a starting price of $279 USD, this Chrome OS-based solution provides an 11.6-inch IPS display, an Exynos 5250 GAIA processor, 2 GB of DDR3 RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a VGA webcam, two USB 2.0 ports and a battery promising up to 6 hours of active use.

For more information about HP’s Windows 8.1-based Pavilion 10z notebook, head here. Pricing starts at $249.99.

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    not me , July 24, 2014 2:07 PM
    The tags are: Laptops, Intel, HP.
    My, my, even articles about AMD get an Intel tag instead of an AMD tag.
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    not me , July 24, 2014 2:07 PM
    The tags are: Laptops, Intel, HP.
    My, my, even articles about AMD get an Intel tag instead of an AMD tag.
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    CaptainTom , July 24, 2014 2:23 PM
    This needs 4GB of memory and a 6 hour battery life to make sense. Hell just get rid of the touch screen and you have saved enough money for that...
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    falchard , July 24, 2014 3:24 PM
    Wondering why this only has 4 hours battery life when they are sticking a tablet CPU in it. Maybe its because of the shitty 5400RPM drive?
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    Wisecracker , July 24, 2014 3:58 PM
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    Wondering why this only has 4 hours battery life when they are sticking a tablet CPU in it.


    HP went into the crapper on the battery ... even their Chromebooks have 3-cell 30WHr.

    I snagged the HP Pavilion TouchSmart 11-e015nr with an 8-watt Temash quad and I can go 5-6 hours, easy, and the battery is no bigger around than my thumb. That 24Whr battery can't be bigger than a fat pencil.

    I popped a Samsung SSD in it which might make a difference, though. HP seems mod-friendly on things like that, and that Temash is a snappy thang with that SSD.

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    iceTorch , July 24, 2014 5:07 PM
    Yea I dont know about that 4hr battery life for something like this.
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    alextheblue , July 24, 2014 7:17 PM
    OK the specs are low but this *IS* one of the cheapest compact models WITH a touchscreen. In fact, BOTH of the Chromebooks mentioned in this article seem to lack touchscreens. So they don't even really compete with this, and frankly I'm not sure why you'd bother mentioning them. Compare it to other touchbooks in that size and price range, perhaps?

    The only disappointing thing is that they don't appear to offer upgraded APU choices in this model. Having an option for even the 6400T for an extra $20-30 would make it interesting. Double the cores AND a higher turbo. But realistically, I'd much MUCH rather see Mullins in a tablet or hybrid!
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    arunphilip , July 25, 2014 2:02 AM
    How does the E1 Micro-6200T APU compare to the E-350 or E-450 APUs?
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    not me , July 25, 2014 4:52 AM
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    this *IS* one of the cheapest compact models WITH a touchscreen.


    Touchscreen on a laptop is such a useless feature. I bought a laptop for my wife and I chose one specifically because it didn't have a touchscreen.

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    kawininjazx , July 25, 2014 5:01 AM
    HP Computer + AMD Processor = Worst possible experience
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    not me , July 25, 2014 5:11 AM
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    HP Computer + AMD Processor = Worst possible experience


    I think it is dumb to generalize like that. AMD APUs have the best graphics part ever, way better than Intel APUs. If you want a laptop to just to surf the net, watch videos and play games AMD APUs are really good. If you want a laptop to compile stuff, then i guess you need an Intel CPU.
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    mariusmotea , July 25, 2014 6:37 AM
    If you cannot remove the keyboard to makeit a tablet, why ithe display is with touchscreen? Better was to use the money for a larger battery or change the hdd with an ssd
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    kawininjazx , July 25, 2014 9:07 AM
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    HP Computer + AMD Processor = Worst possible experience


    I think it is dumb to generalize like that. AMD APUs have the best graphics part ever, way better than Intel APUs. If you want a laptop to just to surf the net, watch videos and play games AMD APUs are really good. If you want a laptop to compile stuff, then i guess you need an Intel CPU.


    The CPUs aren't that bad, though they are slow, it's the horrible chipsets and high failure rates of the motherboards that keeps me away from AMDs. HPs are just bad.
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    silverblue , July 25, 2014 9:47 AM
    4 hour video playback battery life, to put it into context.
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    not me , July 25, 2014 10:16 AM

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    HP Computer + AMD Processor = Worst possible experience


    I think it is dumb to generalize like that. AMD APUs have the best graphics part ever, way better than Intel APUs. If you want a laptop to just to surf the net, watch videos and play games AMD APUs are really good. If you want a laptop to compile stuff, then i guess you need an Intel CPU.


    The CPUs aren't that bad, though they are slow, it's the horrible chipsets and high failure rates of the motherboards that keeps me away from AMDs. HPs are just bad.

    Maybe you are right, but my wife happens to have a debranded HP with an A6 APU and her experience with the laptop has been very pleasant. She plays candy crush on it like there is no tomorrow. Never had a problem with that laptop so far.
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    alextheblue , July 25, 2014 5:00 PM
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    Touchscreen on a laptop is such a useless feature. I bought a laptop for my wife and I chose one specifically because it didn't have a touchscreen.


    Don't be so narrow-minded. Have you ever seen someone using a tablet with a stand? It's a lot like that only with a better keyboard (in most cases). Also laptops are often used without a mouse, especially when you're not at home. The touchscreen is a pretty tolerable replacement for the mouse for the average user (the target of these devices), and you still have a real keyboard for text input.

    I got my mom a hybrid device and most of the time she uses it propped up on her lap in "laptop mode". If you're sitting on the couch without a good place for a mouse, the touchscreen works pretty nicely especially for web browsing and email.
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    How does the E1 Micro-6200T APU compare to the E-350 or E-450 APUs?
    Given increases in IPC and turbo, I'd bet it will perform comparably to the E-350 on both CPU and graphics. The E-450 however has a faster GPU due to higher clocks and DDR3 1333 support.

    However, that's still pretty good given the 3.95 watt TDP of the 6200T - the E-350 and E-450 have an 18 watt TDP. The 6400T and 6700T are much more impressive, however. They're only rated at 4.5W, and compared to the 6200T both of them have twice the cores, faster clocks, and faster memory.