The implementation of hybrid processors with integrated graphics (APU), as a rule, it has not been easy for AMD marketers occupation, and especially on the part of mobile platforms, where in recent years dominated by Intel and NVIDIA. With this in mind, perhaps it is not surprising the fact that announced June 1 flagship family of APU Bristol Ridge FP4 – FX-9830P – still has not been seen in any mainstream notebook. Six months later, to take the above-mentioned processor into service decided by ASUS. By the way, her laptop with a laconic title X550IU was not only a quad-core model FX-9830P, but the graphics accelerator Radeon RX 460 with two gigabytes of memory GDDR5.
15.6-inch ASUS X550IU newcomer certainly does not belong to the category of high-end laptops. depending on the configuration, it can be attributed to the models of lower to medium price range . The housing is made in silver and black colors It measures 380 (L) × 251 (W) × 31.7 (H) mm, weight of the notebook as standard -. 2.45 kg
The maximum level TDP FX-9830P processor can be specified by the manufacturer within 25-45 watts (nominal TDP – 35 W), so workers APU frequency until you can specify only on the basis of its official characteristics which listed a range of 3-3,7 GHz. Graphical block Radeon R7 (512 Shaders) operates at a frequency of 900 MHz.
Among the other key components of the notebook is to provide the amount of RAM SO-DIMM DDR4-2133 4GB (with expandable up to 12 GB), the use of a solid state drive of 128 GB or 256, or a hard disk of 500 GB or 1 TB, LAN Wi-Fi / Bluetooth, and a 4-cell battery with par value of 44 Vt⋅ch.
The X550IU laptop model uses a glossy screen with a resolution of 1366 × 768 or 1920 × 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60 Hz. To display images on the external display connector provides D-Sub. Company he was two ports USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and a single RJ-45 jack and a combined headphone and microphone. Complete 19-V power adapter is designed for loads up to 6.3 A / 119.7 watts.
full-time operating system, the new laptop is a Windows 10 Home (with the possibility to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro) About the product cost ASUS X550IU too early to say