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First AMD Carrizo Notebooks Coming From Multiple OEMs, With Asterisks

So AMD launched its 6th-gen APU, Carrizo. We've covered Carrizo extensively, so we'll spare you the rehash; you can read our lengthy launch coverage here. What many of us are more interested in at this point is what laptops we can expect to see at launch running the mobile version(s) of Carrizo.

At an event at Computex, AMD had several laptops from various OEMs on display. Unfortunately, the specs are a bit spartan at this point (popping CPU-Z onto each one wasn't exactly feasible), but what you can take away here is that yes, Carrizo notebooks are coming. Below is a chart with the models and specs we have available at this point in time.

APUGraphicsRAMStorageGames
Acer Aspire E14 E5-442GAMD A4-7210Radeon R34 GB DDR3500 GB HDD
Acer Aspire E15 E5-552GAMD A10-8700PRadeon R68 GB DDR3500 GB HDD
Asus X555DAMD FX-8800PRadeon R7 / R8 M350DX12 GB DDR31 TB HDD
Asus X555YIAMD A10-8700PRadeon R6xx
Dell Inspiron 15-5555AMD A10-8700PRadeon R64 GB DDR3500 GB HDDLeague of Legends
Dell Inspiron 17-5755AMD A10-8700PRadeon R8 M3508 GB DDR31 TB HDD
HP Pavilion 14AMD A8-7410Radeon R58 GB DDR31 TB HDD
HP Pavilion 17AMD A10-8700PRadeon R66 GB DDR3750 GB HDDDOTA 2
Lenovo Flex 3AMD A8-7410Radeon R88 GB DDR31 TB HDD
Lenovo S41-35AMD A4-7210Radeon R34 GB DDR3500 GB HDD
Toshiba Satellite L50DT-CAMD A10-8700PRadeon R68 GB DDR3750 GB HDD

Take the above with a grain of salt, though; we've followed up with these OEMs, and we're hearing that not all of these notebooks will make it to market.

Asus X555

For example, Asus' two X555 models won't be coming to the U.S., and in fact the company told us that it currently has no plans to launch a Carrizo notebook in the U.S. at all.

Acer Aspire E5-722-22S8

Acer wouldn't commit to whether or not that E15 in the chart will, either. That's because the company is still "locking retail configurations," but a rep did provide us with sample specs for an Acer Carrizo notebook that is coming to the U.S. -- the Acer Aspire E5-722-22S8. This notebook will have the following specs:

· AMD E-Series Quad-Core Processor E2-7110 (1.8 GHz, 2 MB L2 Cache)· 17.3" HD+ Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display 1600 x 900 resolution· 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory· Integrated AMD RadeonTM R2 Graphics· 500 GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive· 8X DVD-Super Multi Double-Layer Drive (M-DISCTM enabled)

There's no word on pricing. Availability is slated for July.

We've also received no confirmation either way on whether or not any of these laptops will have FreeSync panels, and we have zero pricing information, although we assume they'll be in that sweet $400-$700 spot. So it goes.

If you're still a little unclear on what chips are coming to the Carrizo family, here's a handy chart provided by AMD, which includes which are "Carrizo" and which are "Carrizo-L":

CLick to enlarge

We're still digging on this story and will add more when there's more to add.

Seth Colaner is the News Director at Tom's Hardware. Follow him on Twitter @SethColaner. Follow us @tomshardware, on Facebook and on Google+.

  • Willyfisch
    Intel paid off the OEMs to not get any good AMD products to the market - as always...
    Reply
  • Shankovich
    Wow Asus, really? You have a LoL and CS:GO ready laptops but won't sell them here??
    Reply
  • Azn Cracker
    Aww man I was looking forward to a laptop with FX APU.
    Reply
  • MyDocuments
    One can only hope Intel needs a competitor in order not to be slapped with a monopolies investigation... but it doesn't seem to have stopped them thus far.
    I hope they don't start buying market share with subsidies (or similar pricing agreements & kickbacks, or whatever) or buying up vital component supplies all over again (allegedly!), as it sure would be good to have more competition in the market.
    Reply
  • clonazepam
    Intel paid off the OEMs to not get any good AMD products to the market - as always...

    Sorry, I had to thumb you down. Public perception has unchanged. The masses still consider an AMD system as a low price budget system. I doubt high priced AMD systems sell well, which is what actually determines what sort of products are released, not conspiracy theories.

    The ball is in AMD's court to overcome that.

    I'd love to have one of their brand new APUs in a mobile form factor, but like many, I don't want to pay a lot for it.
    Reply
  • Willyfisch
    16042436 said:
    Intel paid off the OEMs to not get any good AMD products to the market - as always...

    Sorry, I had to thumb you down. Public perception has unchanged. The masses still consider an AMD system as a low price budget system. I doubt high priced AMD systems sell well, which is what actually determines what sort of products are released, not conspiracy theories.

    The ball is in AMD's court to overcome that.

    I'd love to have one of their brand new APUs in a mobile form factor, but like many, I don't want to pay a lot for it.


    Well, I think you're wrong. There are hundreds or even thousands of premium Intel laptop configurations available.
    And how many are there from AMD? Pretty much 0.
    Now let's assume 95% of all laptop-buyers hate AMD and only want to buy Intel laptops. So even if only 5% of the people would buy a good AMD laptop, it would be one of the best selling laptops out there. And trust me, even if it's the minority, still more than 5% of the people prefer AMD.

    Just google and you will find forums with people looking for premium-ish AMD laptops - and not finding any.

    In short: it would sell, even if it were slightly inferior to Intel counterparts (which it isn't), just because of many people preferring AMD.

    Only the bad laptops make it to the market, because Intel makes sure to block the others off. Same for tablets, which AMD gave up by now.
    Reply
  • No SSD on a laptop in 2015, not even on one model? Come on! I'm rough with my laptop, can't be worried about mechanical failure.
    Reply
  • SirTrollsALot
    I would consider these laptops if they are under $700 Max. Unless the bench marks are on par or better than the specs on the second line...

    If you look hard enough you can find and i7 with a Mid graphics like Nvidia 860M gtx + or such for about $1k.

    Though I like to see benchmarks of these chips vs an i5/i7 with both intel graphics and/or discrete before I lay the money down.

    Reply
  • scolaner
    No SSD on a laptop in 2015, not even on one model? Come on! I'm rough with my laptop, can't be worried about mechanical failure.

    I'm right with you on that. I know they're trying to hit a certain price point window, but geez, an SSD doesn't add THAT much to the cost...
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  • kartu
    Intel paid off the OEMs to not get any good AMD products to the market - as always...

    Sorry, I had to thumb you down. Public perception has unchanged. The masses still consider an AMD system as a low price budget system. I doubt high priced AMD systems sell well, which is what actually determines what sort of products are released, not conspiracy theories.

    The ball is in AMD's court to overcome that.

    I'd love to have one of their brand new APUs in a mobile form factor, but like many, I don't want to pay a lot for it.
    Intel paid off the OEMs to not get any good AMD products to the market - as always...

    Sorry, I had to thumb you down. Public perception has unchanged. The masses still consider an AMD system as a low price budget system. I doubt high priced AMD systems sell well, which is what actually determines what sort of products are released, not conspiracy theories.

    The ball is in AMD's court to overcome that.

    I'd love to have one of their brand new APUs in a mobile form factor, but like many, I don't want to pay a lot for it.

    I don't know about "the masses", but I WANT to buy an AMD notebook, but couldn't find a single one with IPS screen.

    And I couldn't care less about overpriced i7, when most power consuming thing I run on notebooks is games and AMD's APUs trounced Intel's for quite a while.
    Reply