Got my E-350 powered notebook this week and it's amazing. With the Catalyst, everything works, from suspend, to setting up external monitors through HDMI etc. although right now, I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity and the opensource stack through xorg-edgers. I. LOVE. MY. NOTEBOOK.
So, which one is it? HP dm1? BTW, what do you have to say about the CPU performance? Have you tried anything a bit more cpu-heavy?
It's the Lenovo Ideapad S205. I wanted the Lenovo ThinkPad X120e but it's not avaible in Germany, and the S205 is really good aswell.
I think AMD nailed it with the E-350, CPU/GPU performance are just what I need. The only thing that really limits my notebook a bit is the somewhat slow-ish hard drive, but with a SSD, that problem would go away also.
Newbie here. Sorry for the dumb question, but the technical article was Greek to me. I don't understand that "alphabet soup" of video acceleration terms.
I'm looking to build an HTPC using an ASUS E35M1-M PRO with AMD E-350/Hudson chipset.
I want to install Ubuntu rather than Windows
I want to run XBMC
No gaming - I just want to watch Blu-Ray, 1080P movies and streaming (Netflix et al)
Question(s): will I be able to watch HD 1080P including Blu-Ray under Linux?
Can I use the full acceleration capabilities of this chip? What, if any, drivers would I need to install to make this work?
Would it be better to just bite the bullet and install Win7?
If you have the motivation, look into distros other than Ubuntu. I know I probably just said something evil in these forums, but my own experience with Ubuntu on a HTPC wasn't good - you might find Arch or Gentoo (and the "fun" on playing with it) easier to fine tune to a HTPC system.
Of course, I haven't had an AMD Fusion system to try this out on, so your mileage may vary.