AMD’s Kaveri is not that easy to find in laptops, but it is available in some quite nice machines. One of them is Acer Aspire E5-551G-T4SE, a 15.6-incher with a 1920x1080 non-glare panel, with 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD and of course AMD’s A10 7300 Kaveri processor. This particular SKU sells for €599.
The A10 7300 has four CPU cores and all work at 1.9GHz base, but with the help of Turbo Core they can hit 3.2GHz. It is based on the Kaveri 28nm architecture and has 4MB cache. The TDP stands at 19W TDP. The Acer Aspire E5 also features R7 M265 Mars based discrete graphics to boost performance on its full HD display and the hardware suggests you’ll be able to enjoy a quite a few games. There are some similar SKUs with the same CPU, but with a 1366x768 screen and a few other penny pinching components.
The Acer Aspire E5-551G-T4SE has one USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0, Gb LAN, 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 5-in-1 card reader, 0.9-megapixel camera and comes with 5000mAh six-cell battery. This should be enough for 7 hours of battery life, which is not bad for a relatively powerful 2.5kg machine with Windows 8.1 64-bit.
This is definitely not the thinnest of lightest laptop out there, but it packs a lot of technology at a reasonable price and serve as a cost-effective desktop replacement for many users.