Acer apparently felt left out when Dell leaked its new Inspiron laptops yesterday. In response, Acer has decided to leak their own products on Amazon.de, and they’ve even one-upped Dell by leaking not one, but five laptops with Phenom II processor, two of which are Phenom II X3 while the others are Phenom II X4.
We have more details, too. The Phenom II X3 is called the N830 and is clocked at 2.1Ghz, while the Phenom II X4 is called the N930 and is clocked at 2Ghz. The mobile video solutions are impressive as well, consisting of Radeon 5450 or 5650 mobile GPUs, which are quite capable of gaming at lower resolutions.
The fact that these products came out on Amazon.de doesn’t mean we’ll see these specific models elsewhere in the world, but it does indicate that a board range of Phenom II powered laptops will be coming to a store near you. It will be interesting to see how, exactly, this goes over with consumers. Battery life will be much lower than with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, but AMD will undoubtedly try to make up for that with low prices. Given that Arrandale processors from Intel are currently in tight supply, and that prices have risen as a result, this could be an appealing product.