Fujitsu's LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX Ships With 1GB ATI External GPU

AMD may be killing off their ATI namesake on GPUs, but we all know graphics are still mega-important. And so does Fujitsu, evidently. The company's new LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX is one of the most powerful gaming notebooks around, but you'd never know by looking at the case. It's a small, sleek machine that looks like a standard student laptop or maybe even a stylish business PC. There's no 2"-thick chassis or 18 fan vents to be found.

The trick here is the external GPU, which allows the notebook to remain small and nimble while giving hardcore gamers the ability to beef up the frame rates whenever they feel like attaching a graphics card. The notebook really is the best of both worlds. There's an on-board ATI Mobility Radeon HD550v with 1GB of RAM able to push through Blu-ray movies and modern games, but the integrated set will handle standard Office duties fine when the ATI card isn't needed. Intel's Core 2010 lineup is there on the CPU end, with a 15.6" display, HDMI output, two color options (blue and black), a spill-resistant keyboard and a full number pad rounding things out. It's available to pre-order now across the EMEA region, with the first shipments planned for shipment in mere days. Hopefully it will make a North American debut shortly (with a price that's not too painful).

Fujitsu's LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX Model Provides High Graphic Performance

New notebook with external graphics and fast processor provides high performance at a competitive price

Munich, August 27, 2010 -

Fujitsu today introduces a new model of the LIFEBOOK AH530 featuring an external graphics card with dedicated 1GB video memory. This completes Fujitsu's line-up for the all-round notebook segment, with a choice of models to meet every need. The LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX is designed for users working with demanding graphics, pictures and video applications, combining high performance and a slim and stylish notebook package at a competitive price.

LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX model users will experience the power of external graphics for demanding graphics applications and video, thanks to the on-board ATI Mobility Radeon HD550v graphics with a dedicated 1GB video memory. Users can choose between a Blu-ray Disc™ drive or a DVD-drive, and LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX models are equipped with the new Intel® Core™ processors that deliver smart performance adapted to user needs, for a faster and more responsive user experience.

Most notebook users will agree that the viewing experience is just as important as the speed of the processors. Just like the standard LIFEBOOK AH530, the GFX model features a 15.6-inch (39.6cm) high definition glossy LCD in widescreen format, and an HDMI output for viewing content on an external display.

The LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX model has a slim design in two stylish colors: glossy black and ink blue. Designed for function as well as style, the keyboard is resistant to spills for extra reliability and offers a full numeric keypad for high usability.

The new LIFEBOOK AH530 GFX model is available for pre-order now across the EMEA region, with the first shipments planned for end of August.