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HP Pavilion 10z Touch Laptop Uses AMD Mullins Chip

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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    Yea I dont know about that 4hr battery life for something like this.
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  • alextheblue
    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
    How does the E1 Micro-6200T APU compare to the E-350 or E-450 APUs?
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  • not me
    13795916 said:
    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
    HP Computer + AMD Processor = Worst possible experience
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  • not me
    13798377 said:
    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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