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The first laptops to use AMD's new Fusion technology were unveiled on Monday in Las Vegas prior to the Consumer Electronics Show, in the form of Lenovo's ThinkPad X120e and HP's Pavilion dm1.
The ultraportables both have 11.6-inch screens, placing them within the size range of the netbook. However, their E-Series 'Zacate' chips, which rival Intel's ubiquitous Atom, give them a significant boost in graphics performance over that found in most netbooks. This is because the processor is what AMD calls an accelerated processing unit (APU), which combines a multicore CPU with a DirectX 11-capable GPU into a single unit.
HP's updated Pavilion dm1, pictured, uses AMD's E-Series 350 APU, which has two cores clocked at 1.6GHz and integrated Radeon HD 6310M graphics.
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