Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced two additions to its mobile processors, the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ and the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+, and said laptops based on the chips are now available.
The Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ is based on AMD's AMD64 chip architecture and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit software. The chip also includes Enhanced Virus Protection, based on a feature included in Microsoft's upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2. The Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+ is a low-power chip designed for use in thin and ultraportable laptops.
The Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ and the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+ are available worldwide,priced at £232 and £52 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.
Laptops based on these two chips are available from Epson Direct, which offers a laptop based on the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+, and Averatec, which has developed a convertible Tablet PC based on the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+, AMD said.
Alienware is expected to introduce a laptop designed for gamers, based on the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ later this month.
Sumner Lemon writes for IDG News Service