Samsung Series 5 Notebooks Receive AMD Trinity Treatment

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.