According to information found over at engadget, Toshiba is another vendor to decide on adopting the AMD Brazos Fusion platform complete with a C-50 1.0 GHz Ontario APU (accelerated processing unit).  

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The rest of the machine is made up of a 10-in screen, HDMI output, Harmon-Kardon speakers (um, why?), 1GB of memory and a 250GB standard hard drive.  Those specs don’t look that impressive to be honest, though with the performance levels and power consumption that the 9-watt Ontario APU will offer this should be a very compelling option compared to the Intel Atom-based designs.  In fact, since these two options will be available in nearly identical configurations we might be able to do direct head-to-head comparisons.

The only other noteworthy spec: 9.5 hours of battery life.  That sounds really good until you realize the Intel Atom 1.5 GHz version is rated at 10 hours.  Real-world testing will no doubt be required.  

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AMD Phenom II mobile above; AMD Ontario APU below; large, American currency in the middle (ballin’!)

If you want to read our initial impressions and benchmarks of the upcoming AMD Fusion platform codenamed Brazos that includes the Ontario and Zecate APUs, check out our preview article here

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