AMD: We're Launching an Atom Killer in 2010

Digitimes this week reports that AMD CEO, Dirk Meyer has revealed the company is currently developing a platform that features lower-power, smaller-sizes, more complete functionality, and a cheaper price than Intel's Atom for netbooks, with an expected delivery date for samples set for 2010.

Nvidia last week announced a list of 20 ‘Ion Partners’ who would be debuting products running on the chip at Computex. With Tegra taking care of MIDs for Nvidia and Intel’s plans to bring the Atom to handheld devices, we can’t help but feel AMD is a tad behind the times with this one. That said, according to Digitimes, Meyer emphasized that products based on the company's newest platform will be notebooks as opposed to netbooks. Meyer says he believes the term "netbook" will soon become obsolete as the quality of ultra portable, low-end computers improve.

At Computex, Intel was all about mobility and Atom products, particularly in NAS products and home theater products. It will be interesting to see what Intel has on hand for the 2010 year.

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  • tenor77
    If they want it to be an Atom killer they should call it the particle accelerator
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  • Ciuy
    AMD always bringing good producs and cheaper but ALWAY a bit late.

    AMD must be lagging ...
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  • Kill@dor
    AMD should know by now that by the time they roll that out, Intel will already have something better to offer. But i hope they can deliver something that can top Intel for a while at least...
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  • Kill@dor
    AMD should know by now that by the time they roll that out, Intel will already have something better to offer. But i hope they can deliver something that can top Intel for a while at least...
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  • Ciuy
    AMD always bringing good producs and cheaper but ALWAY a bit late.

    AMD must be lagging ...
    24
  • tenor77
    If they want it to be an Atom killer they should call it the particle accelerator
    46