Samsung Series 5 Notebooks Receive AMD Trinity Treatment

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Good news for the AMD faithful who are attracted to Samsung's Series 5 thin and light notebooks. It appears Samsung has decided to play both sides of the processor ball field, including not only Intel Ivy Bridge configurations, but also a couple of models that boast AMD's Trinity-based accelerated processing units (APUs) inside.

The Samsung Series 5 535 13.3-inch (1366x768 resolution) laptop sports an AMD dual-core A6-4455M APU clocked at 2.1GHz, Radeon HD 7500G graphics, 4GB of DDR3-1333 memory (supports up to 8GB), 500GB 5400 RPM hard drive, 1.3MP webcam, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GbE LAN, HDMI output, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, a single USB 3.0 port, 4-in-1 memory card reader, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. As configured, pricing starts at $700.


For those who need something a bit bigger, the Samsung Series 5 535 14-inch model features a similar configuration, but comes with an A10-4655M APU, 750GB hard drive, and an optical drive. Pricing starts at $850.
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mhenriday replied on Sun, Jun 17 2012 5:59 AM

Paul, how about a head-to-head between the 14" Ivy Bridge sporting a Core i5 3210M and the Series 5 535 with an A 10-4655M APU described above ? I find the TN panels with 1366 x 768 resolution on these notebooks disappointing, especially coming from a leader in screen innovation like Samsung, but hopefully in the near future, manufacturers will deem it worth their while to provide users with better screens....

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What is the battery life on these?

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"...sports an AMD quad-core A6-4455M APU..."

The A6-4455M is a dual-core processor. The A10-4655m is a quad-core.

See chart here: http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/apu/mainstream/Pages/mainstream.aspx#7

(Samsung's product sheet for the 13-inch model incorrectly lists the A6-4455M as "quad-core." Somebody in Samsung's marketing department messed up.)

 

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mhenriday replied on Mon, Jun 18 2012 5:43 AM

NotRappaport, the fault - if, indeed, it is a fault - is not that of HH, but rather that of Samsung, as can be seen from the specs the firm itself is announcing for the Series 5 535 13.3” Notebook (http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/laptops/NP535U3C-A01US-specs)....

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wuchengt replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 9:18 AM

See chart here: http://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/apu/mainstream/Pages/mainstream.aspx#7

 

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mhenriday replied on Tue, Jun 19 2012 10:39 AM

Wuchengt, I did indeed see the chart - but as I pointed out above, the fault is not that of the article author, but of Samsung, for releasing contradictory information....

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I did not assign fault in my post above but since you brought it up, I wonder: Whose fault is it that a couple days after being notified of a factual error in a story, the author and his editor(s) still haven't bothered to correct it?

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realneil replied on Wed, Jun 20 2012 8:56 PM

mhenriday:
Wuchengt, I did indeed see the chart - but as I pointed out above, the fault is not that of the article author, but of Samsung, for releasing contradictory information....

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This guys post was a partial copy of your post, just a cut and paste of your link. The guy is a SPAMMER (or a Bot) because he's hiding links in his posts. This is something that we're beginning to see a lot of as moderators. I just removed the hidden link from his post and normally would have deleted it entirely.

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mhenriday replied on Thu, Jun 21 2012 7:02 AM

Thanks, realneil - good that you chaps (and ladies, in the event) are keeping an eye out for this sort of thing ! One minor point - the cut -and-paste was not from any of my posts, but rather from NotRappaport's first post. With respect to the question of contradictory messages from Samsung - as per NotRappaport's link and that provided in my reply above - when I now access the latter, I find that it has been corrected and  the A6-4455M found on the Series 5 535 13.3” Notebook is indeed confirmed to be a dual-core processor. Thus, like NotRappaport, I submit that the first period in the second paragraph of the above article, which begins «The Samsung Series 5 535 13.3-inch (1366x768 resolution) laptop sports an AMD quad-core A6-4455M APU clocked at 2.1GHz ...» should be corrected to reflect this fact....

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 21 2012 8:37 AM

mhenriday:
One minor point - the cut -and-paste was not from any of my posts, but rather from NotRappaport's first post.

OK, Got that now.

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I submit that the first period in the second paragraph of the above article, which begins «The Samsung Series 5 535 13.3-inch (1366x768 resolution) laptop sports an AMD quad-core A6-4455M APU clocked at 2.1GHz ...» should be corrected to reflect this fact....

I can moderate user posts, but not correct the articles, I think an Admin is required for that.

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mhenriday replied on Thu, Jun 21 2012 2:48 PM

«I can moderate user posts, but not correct the articles, I think an Admin is required for that.» I have no problem with that, realneil, but perhaps you could send a note upstairs ? Correcting errors (even if they are not the fault of the author, as in this case), goes a long way to preserving credibility....

 

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realneil replied on Thu, Jun 21 2012 4:05 PM

mhenriday:
perhaps you could send a note upstairs ?

I did that just now.

Thanks Henri

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Jun 21 2012 4:13 PM

Fixed this folks.  Thanks for your patience.

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MLovejoy replied on Sat, Nov 17 2012 6:43 PM

Huge fan of AMD's APU's...so I think this is pretty slick. It looks good too!

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