Dell still doesn’t offer a notebook with AMD’s new Fusion processor in the US, but the folks at APC Magazine report that the Dell M102z is now available in Australia with a choice of an AMC C-50 or AMD E-350 dual core chip.
The base model runs $599 Australian and has 2GB of RAM, a 1 GHz AMD C-50 processor and Radeon HD 6250 graphics, while for another $100 you get a speeder 1.6 GHz AMD E-350 processor, Radeon HD 6310 graphics, and 4GB of RAM.
The Dell Inspiron M102z looks a lot like the M101z I reviewed last year. The difference is it has AMD’s latest chips which combine graphics and CPU functions onto a single chip. Overall that’s a good thing. The Dell Inspiron M101z was one of the best laptops I tested last year, and while the E-350 processor isn’t much more powerful in most respects to the AMD K125 chip in the M101z, it offers better graphics and lower power consumption.
The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 6 cell battery, and runs Windows 7 Home Premium. It has 802.11b/g/n WiFi and an HDMI output and weighs about 3.4 pounds.