AMD has detailed a pair of E-Series APUs (Accelerated Processing Units), the E1-1200 and E2-1800, which are be the successors to last year's Brazos chips. The E1-1200 and E2-1800 are 1.4GHz and 1.7GHz dual-core APUs manufactured with the same 45nm die process as the old Brazos APUs, but despite the increased clock speed use no more power than their predecessors. The pair are rated at 18W TDP for power consumption, which is competitive with Intel's 17W TDP ultra low-voltage (ULV) processors. Sitting beneath the more powerful Trinity chips in the company's 2012 range, the Brazos 2.0 chips feature DirectX 11-compatible Radeon HD 7300M series GPUs which can be used to accelerate certain applications.

The E-Series APUs will appear in $599 ultra-thin laptops and will be optimized for HTML5 (and therefore Windows 8 Metro apps). AMD claims the new chips will be good for up to 11 hours of usage and says they will last up to 90 minutes longer than comparable Intel chips when web browsing or using flash. You can expect to find the Brazos 2.0 APUs in products from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba later this year.