AMD unwraps first Duron chip for notebooks

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.

This story, "AMD unwraps first Duron chip for notebooks" was originally published by Computerworld.

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