AMD launches fastest mobile Athlon yet

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) on Monday launched its fastest mobile processor to date, the AMD Athlon XP 1800+, the company said in a statement. The 1800+ runs at a clock speed of 1.53GHz, a slight increase over AMD's previous top-of-the-line XP 1700+ mobile processor, which runs at 1.47GHz.

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and Acer Inc.'s European unit will launch notebook PCs based on the new chip on Monday, AMD said in its statement.

The HP Pavilion ze1250 is already being advertised for sale in the U.S. at US$1,799, with 15-inch XGA display, 512M bytes SDRAM, 30G-byte hard drive, DVD/CD-RW drive and an integrated Ethernet connection.

Several other manufacturers use the AMD Athlon mobile processors in their notebook computers but have yet to announce products based on the latest chip. They include Sony Corp. with its Vaio range, HP's own Compaq brand and Sharp Corp.

The XP 1800+, based on a 0.13-micron manufacturing process, comes with AMD's PowerNow processor technology, which aims to balance the processing power required by an application with the need to preserve battery power.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

David Legard

PC World
Show Comments

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Brand Post

Bitdefender 2019

Bitdefender solutions stop attacks before they even begin! Get cybersecurity that 500 MILLION users already have and trust.

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Luke Hill

MSI GT75 TITAN

I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Louise Coady

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

The printer was convenient, produced clear and vibrant images and was very easy to use

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?