New Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 2000+ Expands Consumer Choices for High-Performance Mobile Computing
—HP, Fujitsu Siemens and Packard Bell notebook PCs powered by new AMD processors ideal for business and home consumers—
SUNNYVALE, CA --
AMD today introduced the high-performance mobile AMD Athlon™ XP processors 2000+ and 1900+. Featuring AMD PowerNow!™ technology, the new AMD mobile processors give businesses and home consumers a genuine mobile solution which can significantly extend battery life to enable anytime, anywhere productivity.
Notebook PCs powered by the new mobile AMD Athlon XP processors are immediately available from HP and Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Packard Bell, the consumer division of NEC Computers International, expects to offer systems based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+ later this year.
“AMD is focused on providing our notebook customers with exceptional mobile PC technology that gives them the freedom to stay connected and work from anywhere—at home, the office or while traveling around the world,” said Ed Ellett, AMD vice president of Client Business. “Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors combine outstanding performance and true mobility features to deliver versatility and expand customer choices for people on the go.”
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor with QuantiSpeed™ architecture and 3DNow!™ Professional technology, combined with DDR memory technology, delivers extra performance to run software applications such as video and image editing, DVD playback and complex number-crunching.
“We believe the Compaq Presario notebook PCs featuring the new mobile AMD Athlon XP processors are another opportunity to provide consumers greater choice when building a PC that meets their needs,” said Brett Faulk, director of worldwide consumer notebook marketing, HP Personal Systems Group. “These new mobile solutions offer our customers outstanding performance and computing power.”
“Through working closely together over the years, Fujitsu Siemens Computers and AMD have brought high-quality, exciting and technologically advanced products to market,” said Peter Esser, Executive Vice President Volume Products at Fujitsu Siemens Computers. “Our consumer notebook PCs powered by the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor are further proof of the many leading products to come from Fujitsu Siemens Computers for the laptop marketplace.”
“Packard Bell will offer powerful solutions based on mobile AMD Athlon XP processors to its home PC customers,” said Jacques Van Hollebeke, Marketing Executive Director, Consumer Division, NEC Computers International. “The introduction of the mobile AMD Athlon XP processors 2000+ and 1900+ give notebook PC enthusiasts a broader range of performance options for extra mobility.”
Offering compelling performance and exceptional reliability, mobile AMD Athlon XP processors continue to gain momentum worldwide as they are incorporated into commercial product portfolios, including the successful introduction of the Compaq Evo N115 notebook PC and the Fujitsu LifeBook A Series earlier this year.
The Compaq Presario 900 series notebook PCs featuring the new AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ are available today at retail stores in the United States and are expected to be available later this month directly through www.hpshopping.com.
Notebook PCs based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 2000+ specifically designed for the consumer marketplace are also available today from Fujitsu Siemens Computers in its AMILO A 6600/7600 7600 Series.
Consumer notebook PCs based on the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor 1900+ will be available later this year from Packard Bell, the consumer division of NEC Computers International.
The new mobile AMD Athlon XP processors 2000+ and 1900+ are priced at $345 and $239, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities. For pricing on other AMD mobile processors, please visit: http://www.amd.com/pricing
About the Mobile AMD Athlon™ XP Processor
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor features QuantiSpeed architecture, which incorporates a nine-issue, fully pipelined superscalar microarchitecture, a superscalar floating point unit, hardware data pre-fetch, and exclusive and speculative Translation Look-aside Buffers (TLB). Other features of the mobile AMD Athlon XP processor include support for AMD’s 3DNow! Professional instruction set for enhanced multimedia capabilities, and AMD PowerNow! technology for extended battery life.
The mobile AMD Athlon XP processor is compatible with AMD’s Socket A infrastructure, and supports the advanced 200MHz and 266MHz AMD Athlon front-side bus options. Mobile AMD Athlon XP processors are manufactured using AMD’s 0.13 micron copper process technology in Fab 30 in Dresden, Germany.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001.
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