updated 04:25 pm EDT, Tue April 26, 2011
HP 3105m for pros with AMD Fusion due in May
HP is readying to release an ultra-portable notebook for business professionals, NotebookItalia reported on Tuesday. The 11.6-inch HP 3105m is nearly identical in appearance to the existing, consumer-oriented Pavilion dm1z but uses slightly different specs under the skin. This mainly includes a 1.6GHz, dual-core AMD Fusion E-350 CPU.
The chip contains AMD Radeon HD 6310 graphics core that supports DirectX 11 and 1080p video playback. There is also 2GB of RAM onboard, but HP's MediaSmart software is nowhere to be found. Buyers will also get the option of Windows 7, FreeDOS or Linux operating systems.
The small screen offers a 720p resolution, and there is a standard 320GB hard drive. Optional are faster, 7,200RPM 250GB and 320GB hard drives as well. A six-cell battery is estimated by HP to provide 9.5 hours of working life.
The 3105m should arrive stateside in May, priced at $449.