AMDs New Mobile CPUs Crack Tablet Market
Advanced Micro Devices unveiled a pair of new mobile processors Monday morning, one each from its 64-bit Athlon 64 and 32-bit Athlon XP families.Advanced Micro Devices unveiled a pair of new mobile processors Monday morning, one each from its 64-bit Athlon 64 and 32-bit Athlon XP families. AMD announced a new Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ as well as a Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+ on Monday morning. The latter chip will be featured in both a notebook as well as a C3500 series convertible Tablet PC from Averatec, the first time an AMD chip has been used in a tablet. "AMD continues to push the performance envelope with cutting-edge solutions for customers who refuse to sacrifice computing power for mobility," said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. "We were the first to bring 64 bits and dynamic power management to notebooks, and now the performance of AMD mobile processors is available at your fingertips in a dynamic convertible tablet PC."
AMDs new Athlon 64 will be featured in notebook PCs from Alienware and Epson Direct, the company said. Alienware will ship its notebook later in July. The chip contains the Enhanced Virus Protection feature that will be enabled by the upcoming Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 in both 32-bit and 64-bit operating environments.