Toshiba to use AMD chip in entry-level laptop

After a break of several years, Toshiba is about to introduce a laptop computer powered by an AMD processor. The world's number-four laptop PC maker said the new machine will be available soon in the U.S. and Europe. It will be aimed at the entry-level sector of the market, said Junko Furuta, a Tokyo spokeswoman for Toshiba. Toshiba stopped using AMD chips in laptops around 2001 – something that was highlighted in court documents when AMD launched an antitrust suit against Intel almost two years ago. AMD alleged that Toshiba dropped the use of its chips after receiving receiving "market development funds" from Intel worth about $25 million to $30 million per quarter, and those would be jeopardized if it used AMD chips.

News source: InfoWorld

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