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AMD wins another: Toshiba business notebooks to use Athlons, Turions
Written by Gizmo   
Wednesday, 17 October 2007 23:20
By Edward F. Moltzen, CMP Channel

Computer Reseller News:

In a year of ups and downs for chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, this counts as an "up."

Notebook maker Toshiba said Tuesday it will bring its Satellite lineup back into the commerical channel, and build a series of the new laptops using AMD's Turion 64 X2 or AMD Athlon dual core chips, as well as systems using Intel's Core2Duo. Previously, Toshiba used only Intel processors in its business lineup.

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The systems will also bring Toshiba back into a price-aggressive space in the market, as the systems will launch with a street price of $699, executives said.

"Toshiba is relaunching the Satellite Pro series," said Craig Marking, senior product marketing manager for Toshiba's Digital Products Division, Irvine, Calif. "We're bringing it back. We've been listening to what channel partners have been saying. We are seeing significant growth in the sub-$1,000 price-bands."

Toshiba had previously shipped AMD-based Satellite notebooks to consumer retail channels, but didn't offer units in the commercial channel based on the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chipmaker's processors.

 
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