AMD has launched two new powerful 64-bit low-power mobile processors for notebook computers. The new Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ offer a powerful 32-bit computing environment with seamless transition to 64-bit applications. Both processors offer an Enhanced Virus Protection security feature that will be enabled by soon-to-be Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
“AMD was the first to combine high-performance 32-bit computing with a 64-bit turbocharger in your backpack and on your desk. Now, thinner and lighter notebooks can be fueled with this same cutting-edge performance plus security enhancements to be enabled by the upcoming Windows XP SP2,” said Marty Seyer, vice president and general manager, Microprocessor Business Unit, AMD. “We’re bringing customers peace of mind by helping them protect their data and their PC investment.”
Like all the existing AMD mobile processors, these new low-power offerings enable an outstanding computing experience on the go with extended system battery life enabled by AMD PowerNow! technology, as well as the benefit of wireless compatibility with today’s most popular wireless solutions.
Global PC vendor Acer Inc. is among the first suppliers to support the use of low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processors in a new Ferrari brand thin and light notebook for consumers and business customers worldwide.
Likewise, Chinese manufacturer Amoi Electronics Company Ltd. is incorporating the low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor in a notebook.
“As the first China OEM to announce development of a low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor-based notebook, we expect to bring real benefits to our customers. The Amoi Va series will be equipped with the latest high-performance processor, as well as a widescreen display in an attractive slim-and-wide form factor,” said Yale Guan, general manager of Amoi’s Information Technology Group. “These benefits combine to provide mobile users with an exceptional, portable computing experience.”
Thin and light notebooks will be available from Acer in May, while Amoi expects to offer the new Va series notebooks during the second half of this year.
The new low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ are available immediately worldwide for thin and light mobile PCs.
All pricing is in 1,000-unit quantities. The low-power mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ are priced at $241 and $209, respectively.