There’s still no mention of the new Toshiba NB550D on the company’s US web site. But Toshiba Germany is showing a listing for this new 10 inch mini-laptop with an AMD C-50 Ontario chip, and the folks at PC Authority in Australia have received a demo unit for review.

I’ve reached out to my contacts at Toshiba to see if I can get my hands on a test unit, but in the meantime PC Authority has some preliminary information. The AMD C-50 is a 1 GHz dual core chip with Radeon HD 6250 graphics. It has a TDP of just 9W, which puts the C-50 in the same class as the Intel Atom when it comes to power consumption, but the Radeon graphics can handle DirectX 11 and 1080p HD video.

PC Authority reports that the Toshiba NB550D felt very responsive, although the computer took a bit longer than an Atom-based netbook to launch some applications. A full review should be coming soon.


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3 replies on “Toshiba NB550D netbook with AMD Ontario chip hits Europe, Australia”

  1. How does the AMD C-50 chip compare to the dual core Atom in terms of performance?

    1. Detailed benchmarks aren’t out yet but the C-50 should compare well against the N550.

      The main selling point though is the GPU performance is far superior to the Intel GMA. So aside from Nvidia ION models there aren’t many netbooks that could offer that level of graphical performance.

      But there should be 10″ models with the higher end E-350 Zacate if you want better CPU performance. Like Asus showed the 1015B with E-350 at CES for their Eee PC line.

  2. Available in Canada Now( Future Shop) but with C-30( 1 core)… probably best avoided at this point just too underpowered. Nobody in 2011 should be buying a single core processor…. the rest of the FUSION line-up seems pretty decent C-50/ E-350.

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