At the end of July, we announced the immediate availability of our newly upgraded Lotus Astra desktop computer. With it came a new set of quad core AMD A6 and A8 processors — codenamed “Llano” — that include a powerful CPU and a class-leading integrated graphics processor that’s capable of outperforming even some discrete (dedicated) graphics cards from NVIDIA or even AMDs own line of Radeon graphics. With so much power in these AMD APUs, it’s amazing that we can offer Astra at such low pricing of around $600 for a PC that includes everything most people want. Combined with 4 or 8 GB of memory and Windows 7, the AMD quad core APUs offer a multitasking and media experience unlike anything in this price range. They are great for everything from basic web browsing and Microsoft Office, to advanced graphics in Adobe Photoshop CS5, and even running the latest games like The Sims 3, World of Warcraft, League of Legends, and more.
When it comes to gaming and advanced graphics, Astra has a unique feature not found in most computers — AMD Dual Graphics. What is Dual Graphics? It’s the combination of the built-in AMD APU graphics with a compatible PCI express AMD Radeon 6000 series graphics card. The result is a huge boost in performance from a modestly priced add-on graphics card that performs like a much more expensive video card, thanks to the extra power from the AMD APU built-in graphics. Astra’s video card options are all AMD Dual Graphics compatible, so no matter what you choose, you’ll get the power boost that gives you the best value you can find.
With so much power in a compact and inexpensive system, Astra is a great value. Build Your Lotus Astra today!