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VISION Pro Technology from AMD Gives Businesses the Competitive Advantage of Powerful and Responsive Visual Computing

  • 14 January, 2010 17:50

<p><em>AMD Expands VISION Pro Business Notebook Offerings with Lenovo</em> <br/>
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<strong>Sydney, Australia</strong> - <strong>Jan. 14, 2010</strong>— AMD
today announced VISION Pro Technology, a commercial PC platform brand that delivers
a superior visual computing experience to help businesses increase productivity
and gain competitive advantage by enabling visually stunning communications,
marketing and sales materials. Together with Lenovo, the company unveiled the
13” ThinkPad Edge and ThinkPad X100e, aimed at the ever important SMB
and education markets in Australia. The two products are the result of the two
company’s first collaboration to offer AMD processors on ThinkPad laptops
and to be offered on AMD’s VISION Pro Technology.<br/>
<br/>
Following on from the September 2009 launch that introduced VISION Technology
from AMD, VISION Pro Technology will focus on real-world usage, not just technical
specifications. VISION Pro Technology aims to help SMBs, enterprise, government,
and education PC users to better understand the benefits and value of AMD platform
technology.<br/>
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“VISION Pro Technology from AMD is an ideal foundation for the business-class
entry ultraportable ThinkPad X100e and our full-featured ThinkPad Edge laptops
designed especially for small to medium businesses,” said Sam Dusi, vice
president, ThinkPad Product Marketing, Lenovo. “These laptops offer features
like great visual computing performance, manageability and security that give
businesses an edge, and they come at prices customers will find attractive in
this tough economic environment.”<br/>
<br/>
“At virtually every price point, commercial PCs based on VISION Pro Technology
from AMD offer incredible value and the balanced platform performance needed
to leverage today’s visually oriented business applications,” said
Nigel Dessau, Chief Marketing Officer of AMD. “With support for the latest
in open standards-based security features, as well as the performance headroom
needed for standard productivity applications, VISION Pro Technology has been
designed to provide businesses with PC systems that generate, propagate and
display world-class business materials.”<br/>
<strong><br/>
VISION Pro and Graphics for Business</strong><br/>
Graphics matter more than ever in business communication and innovative companies
are demanding balanced PC platform technology to generate and view rich visual
presentations including videos and 3D graphics to communicate winning ideas.
Studies show that more than 80 percent of human comprehension is gained visually
and that the use of visual aids with oral presentations improves content retention
as much as 6.5 times greater than using words alone.1<br/>
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Furthermore, the increased viewing area provided by multiple monitors helps
improve worker productivity by as much as 40 percent.2 Commercial PCs based
on VISION Pro Technology from AMD offer out-of-the-box support for multiple
monitors, seamless viewing of videos, use of video conferencing software, and
the performance necessary to create and view rich presentations with embedded
video and 3D graphics.<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Industry Support for VISION Pro</strong><br/>
“Business customers have told us that they want to use their PCs for business
applications, as well as the full set of consumer scenarios in Windows 7,”
said Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Windows Platform Strategy at Microsoft
Corp. “To respond to these needs, Windows 7 Professional and Vision Pro
technology from AMD deliver the manageability required by businesses without
compromising the performance and functionality end users demand.”<br/>
<br/>
<strong>Security and Virtualization</strong><br/>
Security features supported by VISION Pro Technology include the Trusted Platform
Module (TPM), AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP), and key Windows®
7 Professional features.3 AMD client virtualization technology [AMD Virtualization™
(AMD-V™) technology] provides the full, chip-level optimization needed
to support legacy applications under Windows XP Mode.3<br/>
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<strong>Additional Resources</strong><br/>
- Get more information on what’s in store for AMD at CES.<br/>
- For more details on VISION Pro Technology from AMD, click here.<br/>
- Find out more about Lenovo and their new ThinkPad Edge and ThinkPad X100e
notebooks featuring VISION Pro technology from AMD.<br/>
- Learn more about all Desktop platforms and Notebook platforms that feature
AMD technology.<br/>
- Follow AMD Unprocessed on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook<br/>
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<strong>About AMD</strong> <br/>
Advanced Micro Devices is an innovative technology company dedicated to collaborating
with customers and technology partners to ignite the next generation of computing
and graphics solutions at work, home and play. For more information, visit <a href="#">http://www.amd.com</a>.<br/>
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<strong>PR CONTACT</strong><br/>
Renato Catalan<br/>
Gap Marketing and Management Pty Ltd<br/>
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Cautionary Statement </font><font size="1"><br/>
This release contains forward-looking statements, which are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by words such
as “plans,” “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates”
or “intends.” Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements
in this release involve risks and uncertainty that could cause actual results
to differ materially from current expectations. We urge investors to review
in detail the risks and uncertainties in the Company’s filings with the
United States Securities Exchange Commission.<br/>
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</font><font size="1">AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Virtualization, AMD-V, and
combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names
are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective
owners.<br/>
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</font><font size="1">1Statistics quoted at http://www.osha.gov/doc/outreachtraining/htmlfiles/traintec.html.
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2Based upon a comparison of comparable sized single- vs. dual-monitor configurations.
See http://www.necdisplay.com/gowide/NEC_Productivity_Study_0208.pdf. PC systems
based on processing technology from AMD with integrated ATI Radeon™ graphics
processors support dual monitors. Check with seller to see whether monitors
are included with system purchase.<br/>
3Windows® 7 capable PC configuration required for full Windows® 7 functionality.
For details visit: http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/Windows-7-Professional-Upgrade/product/8BB1A4B4?WT.mc_id=winonline_comparePRO_PROupgrade.
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