The APUs are amazing pieces of technology. I just bought an Acer Aspire 722 Netbook with a C50 APU (1GHz dual core). Without GPU acceleration on VLC, 720p video is fine, but 1080p stutters. But with GPU acceleration enabled, 1080p is super smooth, and the CPU usage dropped to around 30%.
Now you naysayers may not know what 1080p is, but just remember this simple fact: no Intel netbook can even do 720p Youtube (unless it's equipped with Nvidia ION2). Not too long ago, I made the mistake of buying a DELL netbook for around $400, and was dismayed to find that it couldn't handle even 720p Youtube. What a piece of junk. Luckily, there were people on ebay who are willing to buy that junk for half of the price. So I sold it before it became totally wasted.
The more amazing thing is battery life of the new AMD APU netbook. I tried to run down the battery on this little thing, and eventually got tired and it still had 1 hour 30 minutes left.
Another advantage of AMD APUs is it is fully AMD64 capable. I also have a Lenovo Intel Core Notebook, and the Intel CPU can't fully handle VirtualBox, it is missing some feature for 64 bit virtual machines. Again this deficiency makes the Intel notebook useless, because one of my virtual machines is 64 bit Linux...
Choose AMD the technology leader and not the Intel copycat, you will be better off.
Be young, have fun, get AMD Fusion. (disclosure, I do not run AMD's marketing division).
BTW: did I say HD video image quality is much better on AMD too?
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