Monday, April 4th 2011

Dell Intros AMD Brazos Platform-based Inspiron Notebooks

Dell introduced its very first Inspiron notebook based on the AMD Fusion platform, the Inspiron M102z. The 11.6-inch notebook is available in two variants based on the processor model, one with dual-core AMD C-50 1.00 GHz at US $699, and the other with dual-core AMD E-350 1.60 GHz at $799. The $699 variant features Radeon HD 6250 graphics, 2 GB of memory, 320 GB 7.2k RPM HDD, 56 Whr 6-cell battery, and connectivity that includes WiFi b/g/n, and Bluetooth 3.0.

The $799 variant packs Radeon HD 6310 graphics, 4 GB memory, and 500 GB 7.2k RPM HDD apart from other features of the $699 variant. Both models feature 1366x768 pixel WLED-backlit display, 1.3 MP webcam, 7-in-1 card reader, and 3W stereo speakers with SRS surround technology.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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27 Comments on Dell Intros AMD Brazos Platform-based Inspiron Notebooks

#1
HalfAHertz
T_T nobody's gonna buy it at that price.
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#2
a111087
yeah, good luck with trying to sell netbook hardware with a laptop price.
Brazos is cool, but this isn't what it was made for.

they really need to take advantage of the low power consumption and relatively low cost of the chips to build their mobile devices. but this just isn't it.
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#3
csendesmark
These specifications are soo great

But why are they ruining the product with such high price!? :(
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#4
OneCool
Are you kidding me!!!

If this is the route AMD is going with this then there going to be digging themselves a very deep hole.

For $799 you can get much hardware.
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#6
suraswami
Are these business class ultra portable ones? If so it makes sense.
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#7
a111087
by: OneCool
Are you kidding me!!!

If this is the route AMD is going with this then there going to be digging themselves a very deep hole.

For $799 you can get much hardware.
it's not amd, it's dell. and you can tell it's a dell :roll: (their motto)
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#8
robertc
by: suraswami
Are these business class ultra portable ones? If so it makes sense.
It's an Inspiron (IE, home line). Precision and Latitude are the business class models.
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#9
bogie
Its priced high because its new.

Soon as the other manufacturers start selling Brazos chips the prices will come down.

Wait a month or two before you buy.
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#10
suraswami
by: robertc
It's an Inspiron (IE, home line). Precision and Latitude are the business class models.
Then Dell clearly shows their notorious AMD support.
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
A bit sad cause I really like Dell computers.
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#12
a111087
by: suraswami
Then Dell clearly shows their notorious AMD support.
i know a guy who used to work at dell stores, before they were closed. he said they were told to lie about amd's performance to customers. they were selling amd's as the slowest machines available.
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#13
RejZoR
700 bucks for a netbook lol. Makes me wonder what were they smoking. I've seen C-50 based Acer's for like 350 EUR...
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#14
DaJMasta
Maybe they're going the same route as lenovo's x120e and will price them that high but run a continuous 40% off sale....



We can only hope. Meanwhile the only brazos netbooks with the proper price are from acer, and there's not many options. I know that manufacturer's didn't have the relations with AMD for notebooks and netbooks in a lot of cases... but they should have been able to see the promise of this platform in advance. I'm disappointed in how few brazos choices there are now that we're months after launch.
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#15
HalfAHertz
by: Frick
A bit sad cause I really like Dell computers.
eww gross
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#16
Fourstaff
by: HalfAHertz
eww gross
Nothing wrong with liking Dell, they are not half bad when making laptops. Somehow I think Dell has received kickbacks from Intel, otherwise they will not sell a netbook at notebook prices.
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#17
Zubasa
by: Fourstaff
Somehow I think Dell has received kickbacks from Intel, otherwise they will not sell a netbook at notebook prices.
That is pretty much a given.
After what Intel paid for what they have done.
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#18
mechtech
"AMD E-350 1.60 GHz at $799"

wow and any other PC maker (toshiba etc.) it's about $400.

I guess Dell is still getting those Intel kickbacks, or AMD has to pay Dell to use their products.

Note to self *Never Ever Buy A Dell*

So Mr. Dell, whats the deal? Just being a crook?
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#20
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
The current HP closest equivalant to the $800 model is only $550.

Sony's identical model to the $800 unit is only $600. And that is Sony, the company pretty much known for overpricing their laptops almost as badly as Apple...

I'm not quite sure what Dell was smokin' when they came up with these prices.

by: mechtech
here is current cnd pricing

http://www.futureshop.ca/en-CA/product/toshiba-toshiba-satellite-15-6-amd-e-350-laptop-c650d-00d-black-c650d-00d/10161419.aspx?path=d2f8770b86c2a7644ab279f27449f4c8en02
But that is a 15.6" screen, the smaller form factor makes these more expensive. $500-600 will be the price range for the 11.6" form factor.
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#21
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
It is weird, they are usually good pricewise. Unless these things have some features not mentioned in the notes. Like ... I don't know, a touchscreen, 20 hour full power battery life and an SSD or something.
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#22
newtekie1
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by: Frick
It is weird, they are usually good pricewise. Unless these things have some features not mentioned in the notes. Like ... I don't know, a touchscreen, 20 hour full power battery life and an SSD or something.
Well the standard battery on the Dells last for 9 hours, but they offer an upgrade battery that lasts for 14.
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#23
Rexter
by: HalfAHertz
eww gross
Top Tip: Dell computers are made at the same factory as Apple computers.
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#24
devguy
Also, I read on Engaget that there should be a model that has a TV tuner built in for another $60. Still overpriced, though.
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#25
micksh
by: newtekie1
The current HP closest equivalant to the $800 model is only $550.
Why NewEgg price? dm1z is currently $428 directly from HP. Was $400 last week. Was $353 in late February for a few days. And it's got Gigabit LAN, Dell only got 100 Mbit.
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