AMD reveals new platform for portable notebooks

Aimed at affordable ultrathin PCs that don't compromise on features or performance

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By  Vineetha Menon Published  January 9, 2009

AMD has released its Yukon platform for ultrathin notebooks – PCs that provide a full computing experience at an affordable price.

Chris Cloran, corporate vice president, client division at AMD revealed that before the platform release “there was a compromise associated with selecting a highly portable notebook, forcing consumers to choose either the full PC experience of an ultraportable at a high price or the limited PC experience of a mininotebook at a low price.”

Yukon aims to deliver a fair PC performance, with the option of advanced graphics and video for true HD entertainment, at a cost-effective price.

The platform is based on the new AMD Athlon Neo processor and the ATI Radeon X1250 integrated graphics and chipset. It will compete indirectly against Intel’s Atom platform that presently reigns in the area of slim, affordable PCs.

Yukon will make its debut with the HP Pavilion dv2 Entertainment Notebook PC ultrathin notebook. Less than 1” thick and weighing less than four pounds, it’s expected to retail at $699.

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