AMD unwraps first Duron chip for notebooks

Computerworld |  Hardware

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) today announced the launch of a new processor for notebooks. The Mobile AMD Duron is available at clock speeds of 600 MHz and 700 MHz, AMD said in a statement.

The Mobile AMD Duron processor is the first in a new line of mobile processors that the Sunnyvale, Calif,-based chip manufacturer plans to introduce in 2001, AMD said.

The 700-MHz and 600-MHz processors are priced at $123 and $75 respectively, each in 1,000-unit quantities.

Japanese PC vendor NEC Corp. said it will use the 700-MHz variant of the chip in its "LaVie U" series of notebooks. The notebooks will begin shipping this month.

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