AMD's demo video, being from the APU vendor itself, must be taken with a few dozen grains of salt. But it does show the top-of-the-line A-series chip using less power than Intel's Core i7 when running the same workloads. And when we met the new HP notebooks at a pre-release soirée last week, we found them to be cool runners, indeed.
The five HP notebooks announced on Tuesday are twins of their Intel-based siblings in all respects but one – well, two: "What it really comes down to is the chipset and the processor," HP personal-system PR manager Mike Hockey told us. "Aside from that, they're identical boxes."
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