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[fud]Cheap notebooks are AMD's answer to 2009

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Big netbooks


AMD wants to push its big netbook, Atom alternatives and it wants to put a low power CPU in a reasonable big but thin and light notebook.

Management at AMD got an idea from the Mac Air success and at the same time it noticed that Atoms are very good alternative a second PC on the road, but not behaving good as one and only PC. You simply cannot spend 10 hours on a 10 inch computer, at least not if you are adolescent.

AMD’s 14 and bigger inch, Atom contenders will come out in second half of 2009 and we suspect that Intel will counter AMD with its Atoms in the same form factor. The big danger for Intel is that once it launches Atom in 14 or 16 inches it will destroy its average selling prices on notebook chips even further, and this is something that everyone will try to avoid in 2009.

Texas based company has nothing to lose as its Turion Ultra, aka Puma failed to impress the market and this might be AMD’s chance to come back.

It plans single and dual core sub 20W platforms (CPU+IGP chipset) and this is something that a few AMD VPs already confirmed. We have to wait and see if this strategy will work and this might be the right thing for 2009.
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post #2 of 13
interesting, i'm tossing up what to get for a lappy atm...
    
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I just got my MSI Wind today and couldn't be happier. As long as these processors result in cheap laptops then I think they will be a hit. When people are looking at these sort of netbooks they aren't looking for power they are looking for functionality, portability and a reasonable price, well that's my opinion anyway.
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Looks like they might be direct competition in terms of power envelope definitely.
    
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This would be even better if it came with a 780g or 790g chipset
    
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Well at least they have some plan to keep them afloat!
    
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post #7 of 13
people will shoehorn this into netbooks. It might be 100$ more expensive, but it's worth it considering the low performance of the single core atom
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post #8 of 13
IGP=

Then again it is for low cost.
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post #9 of 13
Quote:
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IGP=

Then again it is for low cost.
AMD 3300/3200 are beefy chips for being on board.
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post #10 of 13
Smart move by AMD. Their mobile cpus are all crap compared to Intel's 45nm beasties, so they don't have to worry about massively undercutting themselves. Intel can't follow without devaluing their own P8000 and T9000 lineups.
    
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