Apple beat to the 64-bit Notebook

Apple beat to the 64-bit Notebook


A race between x86 and RiSC (PC vs MAC) has ended today. e-Machines began offering the 64-bit notebook PC computer using the AMD Athlon 64 processor, and yet Apple still shows no launch date for a G5 notebook, almost 7 months after the G5 desktop shipped.

The eMachines M6807 is loaded, with 512MB ram, 60GB HDD, Integrated 802.11g and 10/100Mbps ethernet a massive 8-cell Lithium-ion battery and of course the Athlon 64 3000 processor at 2.000 GHz and 1MB of L2 Cache.

The Athlon 64 uses HyperTransport technology. This was designed by AMD to increase bandwidth and reduce bottlenecks for faster processing speed and seamless multi-tasking on multiple applications.

An average sized 15.4-inch LCD display is powered by ATI’s Mobility RADEON 9600 video card, the system offers cinematic visual quality for gaming and other graphics-intensive applications. The display features a 16:10 aspect ratio, and allowing up to 30 percent more DVD viewing area than a standard 15-inch notebook screen.

Of course the only 64-bit operating system that would benefit the system at this time would be linux.

The modestly priced M6807, with a multi-format DVD-RW(+/-) drive, is $1,549 after $100 rebate.

For detailed specs and info on the M6807 check this link.