First AMD Mullins-powered Laptop Now Available, Costs $250

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Arthur Dent

If I only had $250 to buy a laptop I would get a chromebook or a tablet, and get something faster running with better battery life.

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Gikero

I wish it had at least 4GBs of RAM. APUs reserve some of the RAM for video, and 2GBs is pretty small for anything running Windows. That pagefile is always going to be used. =/

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AFDozerman

Eww. I wonder how much you could extend battery life with a more optimized OS.

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LatiosXT

Funny considering the Atom Z3740 can easily get double the battery life, which isn't too surprising considering the Micro-6200T has almost double the TDP.

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If you want to know where I'm getting this figure, the Dell Venue 8 Pro has a 4830mAh battery, which I'm going to presume outputs 3.7v (typical for a lithium battery). This gives it a capacity of 17.871WHr, and it lasts for about 8-9 hours.

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AFDozerman

Does the Atom come with onboard graphics

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LatiosXT

Yes. But what does that matter?

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Gikero

According to CPU Boss, it does.

http://cpuboss.com/cpu/Intel-Atom-Z3740

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AFDozerman

Eww. I wonder how much you could extend battery life with a more optimized OS.

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MrHasselblad

Cannot see how this version of a laptop will ever sell.

It would have to compete with Google Chrome versions; which have over double the battery life. Even most real laptops outside of this model also have considerably better lasting power options.

Why use all of the battery saving hardware and then have battery technology that from over five years ago

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NomNomZA

How many hours on a single charge?

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jason2393

Up to 4 hours.