Dell to sell AMD-based notebooks

Following its recent partnership with Advanced Micro Devices to put the latter's chip in its server product line, Dell Computer confirmed this week that it will launch AMD-based laptops as early as October. The move could deal another blow to rival Intel.

Dell will release mobile computers running AMD's Sempron andTurion 64x2 processors in early October, according to representatives from both AMD and Dell. Initial plans will target consumer models equipped with 15.4-inch displays.

The computer giant had previously established an exclusive partnership with Intel, until it announced plans in early May to use AMD chips on its four-processor servers. After the agreement was formally announced, rumors surfaced that the AMD-Dell partnership could expand into PC and notebook lines. This is the first time such dealshave been confirmed.

With Dell embracing AMD chips on the notebook front, Toshiba and Lenovo--with its ThinkPad series--are the only major PC makers that have yet to offer AMD-based products.

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