Sony YB with AMD Fusion

Yesterday got a chance to use Sony YB Series laptop, which is using AMD Fusion (AMD Link)  technology with APU (CPU+GPU)

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Specification:

  • AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics (detailed Benchmark by Notebooknet)
  • 11.6 inch wide (WXGA: 1366×768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)
  • Compact and light weight: 1.46 kg
  • Isolation keyboard for comfortable typing
  • HDMI Output
  • 2 GB (2 GB x 1) DDR3 SDRAM
  • HDD 320 GB (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Graphics (detailed Benchmark by Notebooknet)
  • Touchpad (Gesture supported)
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    Performance is Good enough to say Powerful netbook and also can be Normal Laptop. with 11.6 inch screen and 1366×768 resolution, it is quite easy to use as Main laptop. Battery life is quite impressive when compare with older AMD Mobile CPU.

    Windows Index score 3.7, lowest with CPU, Graphics (with Aero) 4.1

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    Detailed Index is below

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    If HDD changed with SSD, then Windows start time and Application start time can be improved

    Linux: I tried Linux Mint 10 and Fedora Rawhide (Live)

    Linux Mint run smooth, but Detected Screen was 1028×800

    Fedora Rawhide detected correct Screens size (1366×768), but not work (due to broken packages in pre-Alpha release)

    Update:

    Fedora 14 – Display works (but @1080×800), bug 675177 reported, wireless works

    Linux Mint installed – Display works properly with Non-Free Driver (from ATI), Wireless works out of Box, Touchpad and Sound is not working (headphone works)

     

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    4 thoughts on “Sony YB with AMD Fusion

    1. It’s a neat toy, I got the same just a week ago.
      If you know how to unlock the Advanced Options in BIOS, please post

    2. I read rumors that the YB won’t boot from USB, is that true? How did you install Fedora on it then? Besides the suboptimal graphics resolution, are there other issues with Fedora, like shorter battery life than on Windows? Thanks!

    3. I installed Fedora from USB itself, there is no Problem with it. Fedora 15 installed successfully with proper resolution. Everything works fine with Fedora 15. Better Life I did not find any major difference 3Hours+ during normal use in Fedora.

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