AMD's Mobile Athlon 64 2800+, 3000+, and 3200+ have two new siblings for slimline notebooks. The low-power Mobile Athlon 64 2700+ and 2800+ are optimized for thin and light portable designs, with smaller, lidless packaging and up to 44 percent lower power consumption than the mainstream laptop CPUs (35 versus 62 watts), yet deliver the same seamless transition from 32- to 64-bit software as all AMD64 processors.
The new 0.13-micron-process CPUs, already chosen by Acer for a Ferrari-brand notebook shipping later this month, use AMD PowerNow technology to stretch battery life and offer an Enhanced Virus Protection security feature to be enabled by Microsoft's forthcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2. In 1,000-unit OEM quantities, the low-power Mobile Athlon 2700+ (1.6GHz) and 2800+ (1.8GHz) are priced at $209 and $241, respectively.
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