Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ultra thin AMD against Intel Ultra books

AMD does not intend to let Intel FUSION, AMD occupy only the category of ultraportable next-generation, Apple holds with the MacBook Air. To the Intel Ultra book, AMD will respond with "Ultrathin" (ultra-fine). End it already employs for its mobile platforms. In an interview with The Australian, the head of the local subsidiary of AMD, Brian Slattery, said that the first line could be unveiled in January. AMD has discussed with various manufacturers to equip their phones and one of them at least would have made good progress on the issue.

Slattery does not give details on the characteristics to be expected. He even suggests that manufacturers would be free on how to use this platform combining processor and Radeon chip. This means potentially heavier laptops with screens larger than what is expected of an ultraportable. It will be recalled that a rumor in mid-November had discussed a merger between Apple and AMD Fusion around the platform, a competitor of that used by Intel in its Ultra book. Apple has declined; worried AMD capabilities to provide the solution in sufficient volumes.

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