Friday, April 20th 2012

ASUS Readies AMD-Powered K53TK Notebook

ASUS is working on an AMD-powered notebook under the K53TK line. The K53TK-SX0A8 from ASUS is a 15.6-inch notebook that incorporates AMD A8-3520M "Llano", which is a quad-core APU clocked at 1.60 GHz, with Radeon HD 6620G graphics. The APU's integrated graphics works in tandem with a discrete Radeon HD 7670M GPU, that has 2 GB of dedicated memory. Other vital components include 8 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1333 MHz memory, and AMD A70M FCH chipset.

The 15.6-inch display packs 1366x768 pixels resolution. Display outputs include D-sub and HDMI. Storage is care of a 750 GB HDD and DVD SuperMulti drive. Connectivity includes 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, SD/SDHC/MMC card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, 1.3 MP webcam, and FireWire. The battery powering the beast can run it for 4 hours before needing a recharge. Measuring 391 x 266 x 30.5 ~ 40.5 mm (WxDxH), the notebook weighs 2.7 kg. Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system comes pre-loaded. It will be priced around 79,800 JPY (US $970).

Source: PCWatch
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9 Comments on ASUS Readies AMD-Powered K53TK Notebook

#2
NC37
This is the same line which Best Buy sold for $450 a year ago. Was an insane price. An A6 Llano at the time with dual graphics/etc. Decent expansion options too according to those who bought it. By the end of summer they stopped selling it and prices on them elsewhere were $100-$150 more.
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arterius2
LOL 1366x768 on 15" screen

how low can you go? I mean I've used 1366x768 on 13" and it was a horrid experience, now imagine that on a 15"!!! im just speechless that ANNO 2012 and this sort of stuff is allowed to happen and still retail for $1000.

7670M GPU do NOT need 2GB of dedicated vram. especially on a gimmick 1366x768 screen, idiots.
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imitation
by: arterius2
LOL 1366x768 on 15" screen

how low can you go? I mean I've used 1366x768 on 13" and it was a horrid experience, now imagine that on a 15"!!!
Sadly, 1366x768 is the de facto standard resolution for anything 11" to 15". It's enough for 11", but imho too low even for 13".
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#5
Horrux
Full 1080p is required especially when sporting that kind of GPU power. Sad.
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#6
faramir
Why push out Llano-based models when Trinity is due to come out soon ? This is so ... pointless.
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Inceptor
by: faramir
Why push out Llano-based models when Trinity is due to come out soon ? This is so ... pointless.
So that they can use, and make some money, on their existing inventory of Llano APUs that they obviously have sitting in a warehouse somewhere... think before you type, 'saddies'.
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faramir
by: Inceptor
So that they can use, and make some money, on their existing inventory of Llano APUs that they obviously have sitting in a warehouse somewhere... think before you type, 'saddies'.
Nonsense. They could have sold the stocks in existing models. Pushing out a new model means a heap of logistical and support issues which could have easily been avoided.
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#9
seronx
Wow, it took ASUS pretty much 12 months to release this? Jeez... I feel bad.

I am so going to throw down $ 970 for year old processor... *sarcasm*
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