Continuing the Seashell line, the 1015BX isn’t a radical departure from previous generations in terms of looks, but it uses an AMD processor. AMD is a decent level of graphical power, here in the form of the AMD Radeon HD 6250.
There are three different processors available for this model as well as the dual-core 1GHz C50 unit we’re using here, there’s also a 1.2GHz single core C30 and a C60 1GHz dual-core too.
The middle unit we’re using appears tremendously slow, however. Installing apps is a real drag, and even basic desktop functions can take a while to sort themselves out. That said, a Windows 7 laptop (the Starter edition of the OS 7, admittedly) costing just north of £200 is a bargain by any standards. Read the rest of this entry »