Fujitsu has announced a new version of the LifeBook AH530
for users requiring more demanding graphics performance. The company repeatedly says that its new model has an "external
" 1GB ATI Radeon HD 550v GPU, but we're pretty sure it's a standard discrete onboard chip and not shipped as some kind of separate adapter, in case that throws you for a loop.
The 15.6-inch LED-backlit display sports a resolution of 1366x768, processor options include Intel's Pentium, Core i3, i5 and i7 series, and the system comes with up to 4GB of RAM (8GB supported) and 500GB of storage. A Blu-ray combo drive is on the menu, while the remaining specs are pretty typical: gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, multi-card reader, HDMI output, a 1.3MP webcam, a 6-cell battery, and Windows 7.
The LifeBook AH530 GFX will be available this month in European, Middle Eastern and African markets. Pricing is unknown, but the model sans ATI GPU starts around $700. It's also unclear when or if the AH530 GFX will make its way to the US.