AMD Turion Processor used in new HP notebooks

By Derek Sooman on June 14, 2005, 11:30 PM
Hewlett-Packard has made updates to all of its consumer notebooks, and will utilise the Turion mobile processor from AMD in several of them. The Pavilion ze2000 series, the Compaq Presario M2000 series, and the Compaq Presario V2000 series now boast the 64-bit chip.

The hot spot in notebook pricing right now falls between $600 and $1200, Stephen Baker, director of industry analysis with NPD Techworld in Reston, Virginia said. "When you look at it, in those price zones, there's really no reason to buy a desktop," he said.
The starting prices for the three new AMD-equipped product families all fall within that range, but those systems usually feature AMD's Mobile Sempron processor, a less powerful chip. However, upgrading to a Turion chip on the Compaq Presario M2000Z notebook costs just $75 more than the notebook's starting price of $729 after rebate, according to HP's Web page.

These new AMD notebooks are available immediately on HP's Web site.

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