There’s no denying that AMD has managed to drum up a lot of support for its Brazos platform and the latest in a long line of companies to launch a product based on the platform is Fujitsu with its new Lifebook PH521. This is yet another 11.6-inch Brazos notebook, but to us this looks like the ideal size for the platform.
The specifications are pretty ordinary with an E-350 APU clocked at 1.6GHz and Radeon HD 6310 graphics. Fujitsu supplies 2GB of DDR3 memory as standard, as well as a 320GB hard drive. Other features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, an HDMI port, three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, a pair of audio jacks, a memory card reader and a 1.3 Megapixel webcam.
Fujitsu has fitted the Lifebook PH521 with its typical and somewhat unusual keyboard and what appears to be a fairly small touchpad. We should also see a 6-cell battery, although we’re not sure if this is the case or not, as the press release didn’t include any battery specifications, but judging by the pictures, the Lifebook PH521 is thicker towards the back which suggests a larger battery pack and considering that it weighs in at 1.4kg we’d make the assumption that this is the case.
The Lifebook PH521 will be available in black and red for a very steep asking price of NT$27,800 in Taiwan, or US$950/€700 which is a bit more than we’d be comfortable to pay for a Brazos notebook and even more so considering most of its competitors are targeting a sub $500 price point.