Revamps its consumer products with "common design language".
Next, let’s take a look at the notebooks and these give a fairly good impression of where FSC is going with its new design. If you don’t like black or white you’re out of luck because all of the new AMILO products are finished in a combination of the two. There seems to be a classically German quality to all the designs, with clean lines and uncluttered layouts, quite unlike, for example, Acer and its Gemstone Blue range of notebooks. We’re not sure if it’s quite the dramatic design statement FSC thinks it is, but it’s certainly a departure from the company’s previous efforts.
As for the AMILO range itself, it is split up as follows:
* AMILO L – this represents entry-level mobility mobile laptop, though we’re yet to receive any official confirmation on pricing or configuration options for any of the models. It does, however, include a number of interesting features, including a slot-loading optical drive, DVI output and e-SATA – so there’s some things there many may find enticing.
* AMILO P – this is the entry-level all-rounder of the range. Unsurprisingly it utilises a 15.4in screen and also features both DVI and e-SATA.
* AMILO S – this is the high-performance portable laptop and the model that supports the GraphicBooster – an optional extra. Though FSC were cagey about specific details, given the AMD/ATI partnership we presume this is based on AMD’s new mobile platform, Puma, which is a scaled down version of its excellent 780G integrated graphics chipset and has much improved integrated graphics. Optional features include a Blu-ray drive.
* AMILO X – a large desktop replacement and entertainment machine, it’ll come in 17in and eventually an 18.4in (16:9) sizes. Unsurprisingly this thing is crammed with connectivity, including a RF input for a TV Tuner, HDMI and plenty else besides. Its party piece, however, is optional support for Wireless USB.
Handily, all models will feature spill proof keyboards and a Silent mode, which forcibly clocks down components and ensures that the fans do not spin up at the touch of a button.