One of the first portable computers sporting an AMD “Mullins” chip is now available. The HP Pavilion 10z is a small laptop with a touchscreen display and an AMD E1 Micro-6200T processor.

It’s available from HP for $250.

pavilion 10z

AMD’s Mullins chips are low-power, dual-core processors for low-cost tablets, notebooks, and 2-in-1 systems. These processors are basically the chip maker’s answer to Intel’s Atom product family, but AMD says you’ll get better graphics performance from its chips.

The AMD E1 Micro-6200T is a 1.4 GHz dual-core processor with 300 MHz AMD Radeon R2 graphics. The chip has a 3.95W TDP.

Unfortunately HP pairs the chip with a relatively small 24 Whr battery, so the company only promises up to 4 hours of battery life for the HP Pavilion 10z.

Other specs for the laptop include 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI and Ethernet, a headset jack, stereo speakers, and an SD card reader. The system has a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and the laptop measures 10.7″ x 7.6″ x 0.9″ and weighs about 2.5 pounds.

thanks Preben!

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11 replies on “HP Pavilion 10z laptop with AMD Mullins chip now available for $250”

  1. Man, I could overlook the lousy E1 family performance if there was better Linux support. Is the battery user replaceable with one that is actually useful? is the screen a glare inducing fingerprint and smudge magnet?

    The manufacturers need to release drivers and development hardware so Linux/Unix support can actually exist BEFORE the hardware becomes obsolete and impossible to actually buy. Or maybe there are just too many Patent and Trademark/Copyright Lawyers in the loop these days to allow this to happen?

  2. Is it just me, or do manufacturers always pair AMD CPUs with hardware that is inferior to their Intel counterparts?

  3. AMD-E1??? A Sandy-bridge Celeron can beat that… Why wouldn’t you buy a 5y old laptop for the fraction of the price and have better performance… 🙂

    1. AMD is pretty behind on pushing general Linux support for their low end SoCs… Even the drivers for the older Temash still suck… So, I wouldn’t expect good support any time soon for this newer release…

      Mind, Bay Trail support is still developing as well but is generally further along than what’s available for AMD’s solutions… Though, Bay Trail support should generally speed up once more devices come default with 64bit UEFI instead of 32bit UEFI and make the whole process easier and more consistent…

      But, for now, if you want to ensure Linux support then you may still have to go for a older model or a higher end chip instead… or at least check with the distro you’re interested in using and see if they’re providing official support yet for the specific device you’re planning on getting…

      What holds development back is many wait till the actual hardware devices are available to the users and developers, along with other more minor road blocks… So, usually don’t expect support out of the box for the newest hardware releases for at least the first few months…

  4. You forgot to mention the OS. It’s Windows 8.1. “Displays” should be display (only one I’m assuming). “Etherent” Ethernet.

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