Saturday, April 02, 2011

The invisible hand of Intel?

Quick post to update on the availability of AMD Fusion laptops in Singapore.

Besides the HP DM1, which has been available for a while, it seems the well regarded Lenovo X120E will only be available in certain markets, see Facebook reply from Lenovo below.
...On February 15 it will be available in North America, China and other emerging market countries (such as Eastern Europe, Indonesia, Korea). Unfortunately at this time there are no plans to launch X120e in Latin America, Japan, Australia or Western Europe (including Germany and Norway).
Sad really. But a piece of good news is the updated Dell M102Z, which I spotted on the Dell Singapore website. There's an option for a 9-cell battery, which bodes well for all-day computing...

Back to the blog post title. A while ago, I noticed that some model ranges of certain brands were deliberated omitted from the quarterly IT shows because they contained AMD processors. Not very appropriate, in my view.

So I am glad that AMD has once again caught up and produced a great competitor to the Atom processor. Next step will be to challenge the dominance Intel currently enjoys in the i5 & i7 range.

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