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AMD has always been considered an underdog to Intel. While the Sunnyvale company's laptops are significantly cheaper than its Intel equivalent, consumers had only a handful of AMD models to choose from. Not anymore. At the Vision launch event yesterday, the chipmaker showcased a wide range of notebooks from various vendors, which will be carrying AMD processors coupled with ATI graphics cards.
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How are the Athlon II's in these laptops? I have an Athlon II 620 desktop proc, and it's really good for the price. Are these laptop procs the same? I once had a Toshiba notebook with a Turion X2.... wasn't good.
 
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How are the Athlon II's in these laptops? I have an Athlon II 620 desktop proc, and it's really good for the price. Are these laptop procs the same? I once had a Toshiba notebook with a Turion X2.... wasn't good.

Dunno But I do want a new AMD Notebook I'd love for an MSI model with a Phenom II X4 mobile chip and an 8xx chipset with a great mobile GPU in it with at least 17 inch screen
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How are the Athlon II's in these laptops? I have an Athlon II 620 desktop proc, and it's really good for the price. Are these laptop procs the same? I once had a Toshiba notebook with a Turion X2.... wasn't good.
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Yea I would like to see this. My g73 has a mobile i7 and it kinda hurt to go to intel but AMD just doesn't have a strong mobile cpu.
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Yea I would like to see this. My g73 has a mobile i7 and it kinda hurt to go to intel but AMD just doesn't have a strong mobile cpu.
The new ones aren't bad at all. Even the Turion Ultra's weren't that bad.
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How are the Phenoms compared to a Turion II X2 TL-68(clock-for-clock, per thread)? The only reason I bought an AMD notebook is the nForce chipset allows me to overclock.

2.8GHz

I still think an i3 will outperform any AMD mobile cpu clock-for-clock, per thread.
    
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i have had alot of problems with these laptops. weird problems that resulted in hardware replacement. this is why amd low end sucks so hard. i will not use the higher end stuff because i see how they are willing to stoop so low on QA

i got a machine to upgrade that i build about 6 years ago that had a AMD , the freakin stock cooler had copper heatsink. i loved amd back then , they were really awesome.

now they wanna go the way that VIA and Cirrus/IBM. they suck and are at the bottom of the barrel. cheap and around till something like the intel ATOM comes out and lulz at your 5+ years of developing crap projects. amd is around becuase people bealive in them , hopefully amd picks up their game al ittle better from these recent two years on their lower end hardware.
    
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