AMD is Intel on its toes in the low power, low cost notebook game with their Brazos 2.0 platform. Brad over at Liliputing just got his hands on the HP and ran its 1.7 GHz AMD E2-1800 processor with Radeon HD 7340 graphics through the benchmarking ringer. To give you a point of reference the Brazos line up isn’t as powerful as Intel’s Core i Series or AMDs Trinity, but it is more beefy than Intel’s Atom line up that appear in Netbooks that are around the same price.
Brad had a few different devices on hand so this should give you a pretty solid indication of where Brazos 2.0 stands:
HP Pavilion dm1z w/AMD E-350 Brazos 1.0 processor
Acer w/AMD C-50 Ontario processor
Asus w/Intel Atom N2600
Asus w/Intel Atom N550, NVIDIA ION 2 graphics
Asus Zenbook w/Intel Core i5 Sandy Bridge CPU
Numbers look good for the price, but Brad’s summary sums things up pretty neatly:
In my initial tests, I’ve found the new Pavilion dm1 to be generally pretty fast and responsive. The laptop had no problem streaming 1080p HD video from YouTube, and as the benchmark results show, it should be able to handle some light 3D gaming without too much trouble.
On the other hand, the HP Pavilion dm1 fan tends to be kind of noisy, and the 55Whr battery may be good for only around 5 hours of run time… despite HP’s claim that the laptop can run for up to 10 hours on a charge.
Themeasures 11.5″ x 8.5″ x 1.3″, weighs 3.5 pounds, and features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. It also comes in a variation sporting a 1.4 GHz AMD E1-1200 CPU with prices starting at $399.99. For the price I’d have to say that you’re getting some pretty decent performance.
To check out the complete benchmarks here is a link to the original article on Liliputng.