AMDs New Mobile CPUs Crack Tablet Market

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2004-07-19 Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
AMD is currently selling the Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ and the Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2200+, the company said. The Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3400+ and the Mobile AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2200+ are priced at $432 and $97, respectively. Check out eWEEK.coms Mobile & Wireless Center at http://wireless.eweek.com for the latest news, reviews and analysis.

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