Tuesday, December 14th 2010

MSI's AMD Fusion ''Brazos'' Powered CR650 Notebook Pictured

MSI will be among the first to release notebooks based on AMD's ambitious "Brazos" mobile platform, that takes AMD's Fusion accelerated processing units to notebooks, at price points that will strike a sweetspot between performance-crippled netbooks and entry-level notebooks. At the center of MSI's first such notebook, the CR650, is an AMD Fusion E-350 dual-core processor, supported by AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6300 series graphics.

With a screen size of 15.6-inches, the MSI CR650 is a typically sized widescreen notebook with features and product design (styling) very much into notebook domain. It looks to pack several multimedia features such as D-Sub and HDMI video output, high quality HD audio with some enhancement DSPs, a high-definition webcam, and Color Film Print Technology that adds clarity to images close to analog displays such as film projection and CRTs (less pixellation). The Fusion APU combines a dual-core processor with a GPU, and low-latency memory controller. Not much more is known about the CR650 at this point.
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19 Comments on MSI's AMD Fusion ''Brazos'' Powered CR650 Notebook Pictured

#1
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
Now make it netbook sized and low power
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#2
xaira
my netbook cant even play a 480p youtube video in fullscreen, amd please bring fusion to netbooks, pref acer :)
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#4
Atom_Anti
I am waiting for it's 12-13inch version. 15.6" is weight to big...
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#5
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
xaira
my netbook cant even play a 480p youtube video in fullscreen, amd please bring fusion to netbooks, pref acer :)
Acer has a tk42/hd3200 that plays fullscreen as does my gateway sempron/x1270 the intels are garbage it won't take anything to release a dual core @1.6ghz and 12watts hell I have my sempron running around 5-15 watts just by playing with voltage and multi
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#6
HossHuge
xaira
my netbook cant even play a 480p youtube video in fullscreen, amd please bring fusion to netbooks, pref acer :)
See here.... Netbook owners clubhouse!
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#7
Imsochobo
pr0n Inspector
bleh, another 15.6" desktop.
bear in mind that most users in the company i work in asks for:

12" 10%
14" 50%
15" 30%
18" 10%

most people certanly wanted around 14-15"
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#8
pr0n Inspector
Imsochobo
bear in mind that most users in the company i work in asks for:

12" 10%
14" 50%
15" 30%
18" 10%

most people certanly wanted around 14-15"
And it's still just another 15.6 desktop.
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#9
Over_Lord
News Editor
hope they bring a 14" version, I'm surely getting that one
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#10
ToTTenTranz
If they make this a ~$350 laptop, it'll be interesting enough. It would be a unique product at its price point, plus it would have significantly higher multimedia/gaming performance than the C2D+GMA4500 or i3+GMAHD laptops.


Let's just hope the OEMs won't consistently pair the Fusion APUs with crappy 3 and 4-cell batteries, like they did with pretty much all the Athlon Neo platforms.
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#11
xaira
cdawall
Acer has a tk42/hd3200 that plays fullscreen as does my gateway sempron/x1270 the intels are garbage it won't take anything to release a dual core @1.6ghz and 12watts hell I have my sempron running around 5-15 watts just by playing with voltage and multi
dont get me wrong, and thx for the response, i know there are netbooks with 3200 and 4225 and 4250 graphics, but i really wanna wait and see what fusion has to offer, after all, the future is fusion
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#12
xBruce88x
xaira
dont get me wrong, and thx for the response, i know there are netbooks with 3200 and 4225 and 4250 graphics, but i really wanna wait and see what fusion has to offer, after all, the future is fusion
i see what you did thar...

but yea i hope to see a pretty good selection of laptops/netbooks based on Fusion by tax time :) (if i don't spend it on a gfx card and psu and depending on what's left from workin on the car)
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
pr0n Inspector
bleh, another 15.6" desktop.
Seriously? Now you make me sad. Have you ever used a laptop at all, ever?
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#14
Kantastic
Frick
Seriously? Now you make me sad. Have you ever used a laptop at all, ever?
I have, and the only thing a clunky laptop was good for was chatting on the bed or as a replacement desktop, connected to a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard, and speakers. I haven't touched my pop's CQ60 (actually nobody does) for weeks now, and I only use it when I'm in the process of rebuilding my main rig.

Now, if this Fusion laptop was smaller (12"-13") and lasted 6~ hours per charge, I'd be doing a lot more with it; I would take it to school, to my friends' houses, hell, even to the bathroom. Why take it anywhere if I can't watch an entire movie on a full charge?
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#15
Swamp Monster
I hope they are better than core i3+GMA, then I might buy one. I really like the idea of CPU+GPU+NB in one package.
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#16
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
Kantastic
I have, and the only thing a clunky laptop was good for was chatting on the bed or as a replacement desktop, connected to a monitor, a mouse, and a keyboard, and speakers. I haven't touched my pop's CQ60 (actually nobody does) for weeks now, and I only use it when I'm in the process of rebuilding my main rig.
I don't agree. I think it's a bit on the big side, but 1), most people use laptops instead of desktops anyway, and 2) it could be nice to have bigger systems that you can stove away anywhere when not in use. This size here is not designed for portability anyway. It's just something people buy without much reflection, and for them 15" is a pretty good sweet spot imo. THey're not big like the 17" ones and they're not tiny to the point when they are awkward to use as a desktop replacement.
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#17
pr0n Inspector
4 years ago I bought a 15.4 Toshiba A100-va9, thinking it's a good compromise between size and power. it was not, it's heavy, bulky, hard to take around. ended up sitting on a desk for 99% of its life plugged in, with batteries stored in the fridge.

I vowed to never fall for the same bullshit again. less than 12 inches/3 pounds or gtfo.
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#18
devhen
I agree somewhat with the idea that this is a "15 inch desktop" .. I definitely think we as consumers should be demanding much better battery life out of laptops, even those not meant to be extremely "portable". Whether it be in higher mAh batteries or just software/OS tweaks to improve battery life its obvious to me that its desperately needed. I definitely agree with Kantastic's complaint about not being able to watch a full movie on a single charge. This should be an absolute *minimum* requirement for any laptop regardless of the configuration but sadly that's never really been the case unless you opt for a big fat stick-out-the-back extended battery. *Sigh* ...

But I must say, my biggest beef lately, having been looking into a new laptop for my girlfriend, is how saturated the market is in 15" 720p laptops. I mean ... are you serious???? 720p is *maybe* a decent resolution for 13 or 14 inch screens .. *maybe* .. but 15???? And do NOT get me started on 17" 720p screens .. :twitch: This to me is absolutely ridiculous. I'm holding out for a 14 or 15 inch laptop with much greater than 720p res (and still a decent price) as well as discrete or better yet switchable graphics. Now that's where its at. Why 90% of laptops still fail to satisfy these simple requests at a reasonable price is beyond me... bleh!

Devin
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
devhen
But I must say, my biggest beef lately, having been looking into a new laptop for my girlfriend, is how saturated the market is in 15" 720p laptops. I mean ... are you serious???? 720p is *maybe* a decent resolution for 13 or 14 inch screens .. *maybe* .. but 15???? And do NOT get me started on 17" 720p screens .. :twitch: This to me is absolutely ridiculous. I'm holding out for a 14 or 15 inch laptop with much greater than 720p res (and still a decent price) as well as integrated or better yet switchable graphics. Now that's where its at. Why 90% of laptops still fail to satisfy these simple requests is beyond me... bleh!
Agreed 110% with the resolution thing. It is really annoying. :(

Then comes the Sony Vaio Z11 with a 13.3" screen and 1920x1080/1200 res. :laugh:
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