HP and Lenovo Reveal First AMD Fusion Laptops

Hewlett-Packard, Toshiba and Lenovo are to power their new Netbook-class portable laptops with AMD's new Fusion range of processors.

The upcoming launch is expected to provide tough competition for Intel's Atom Netbook processors as HP and Toshiba prepare to release their new AMD-powered devices.

This year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will see the launch of Fusion-powered 11-inch lightweight portable laptops from Lenovo and HP, Cnet reports.

Lenovo will be previewing the ThinkPad X120e at CES, while HP is set to turn heads with its Pavilion dm1. Both devices feature a 11.6-inch display.

Toshiba will also release a larger 15-inch laptop under its Satellite range which will include the new AMD processor.

The Fusion series will integrate the Radeon 6800 series graphic cards directly on the main processor, resulting in better graphics and CPU performance than any other processor line aimed at small-form laptops and netbooks. The "Brazos" series of Fusion processors also promise to be power-efficient, with HP claiming a 10-hour battery life for their dm1 model.