Good news for people in Asia and Australia has just come from Dell. As of April 3, 2011, Dell has released their Inspiron M102z ultraportable laptop, which features an 11.6-inch screen and the AMD Fusion APU technology.
The Dell Inspiron M102z comes with the dual-core AMD E-350 1.6GHz processor. However, if you would like something a little less powerful, you can opt for the single-core C-50 1GHz Accelerated Processing Unit. The former includes the AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics processor. The latter version of the Inspiron M102z comes equipped with the Radeon HD 6250 graphics processor. Both versions of the M120z have APUs that support high-definition 1080p video playback thanks to the embedded UVD decoder.
The notebook also comes with either 2GB or 4GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space and a standard 6-cell battery that has “up to 9 hours of battery life” according to Dell. You can swap that out for an optional 9-cell battery for up to 13 hours and 57 minutes (according to Dell) of battery life if you desire.
The M102z’s display has a max resolution of 1366×768 pixels as well as an LED backlight so the image quality isn’t bad. The M102z also contains stereo speakers, a 1.3 megapixel web cam, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a LAN port, HDMI out, VGA out, two USB 2.0 ports and a 7-in-1 media card reader.
This laptop is ultraportable as Dell suggests and only weighs 3.44 pounds. It runs Windows 7 Home Premium for its operating system and has a base price of $599 AUD in Australia. It also comes in a multitude of colors. No word has yet been given on a release date for the United States.
Source: Laptoping – Dell Inspiron M102z AMD Fusion Ultraportable Launched