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HP readies cheap Trinity laptop
HP Pavilion G6-2002AX seen in Korea
A Korean shop called GMarket has put the HP Pavilion G6-2002AX on sale for about 600 euro.
The laptop is the first seen with the AMD Trinity APU which has not been released to the great unwashed yet. The clock speed of 2.3GHz suggests that the laptop is shipping with the A10-4600M which would come with 4MB L2 cache, four cores and four threads as well as support for 64-bit.
It is based on the Piledriver architecture and features an automatic turbo mode. This version of the chip has an integrated Radeon HD 7660G GPU which offers 384 cores and a clock speed of 685MHz. The rest of the laptop is fairly bog standard for 15.6-inch display with a 1,366 x 768 pixels resolution, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard disk drive, an optical drive, a free Logitech G1 gaming mouse.
For some reason it also has a discrete Radeon graphics unit which can be used together with the on-die GPU in a Crossfire mode but does defeat the whole point of having powerful integrated graphics.