CES 2009: CES Unveiled Pre-show EventTue, Jan 06, 2009 - 12:00 PM
AMD – DV2 Blu-Ray notebook
AMD was at the CES Unveiled event, but surprisingly Phenom II was not to be found. Expect to see more about Phenom II in the next day or so. However, AMD was showing off a trio of brand new, incredibly sleek, HP notebooks called DV2. These notebooks are yet another progressive step toward AMD’s goal of Fusion. AMD and HP have been working their mojo and have come up with a new CPU called Athlon NEO, a single core processor built on a 65nm process with 512kb of L2 cache. These are low power CPU’s and battery life is expected to be better than 3 hours.
While the CPU and battery life is not a big deal, AMD has a mobility Raedeon 3410 in this very slim notebook. For those of you still not seeing the big deal, the Raedeon 3000 series features GPU accelerated Blu-Ray playback, leaving the CPU to handle other activities.
When you consider the diminutive size of this book, just 1 inch thick and 3.8 pounds, you can’t help but be impressed with the power packed in. Prices start at $699 for DV2 notebooks and the NEO is, for now, exclusive through HP.
Don’t just take our word for it, check out this video for a description straight from the man himself!