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AMD's Congo aims for notebooks, not netbooks

Thin and Light FTW
By: Sean Kalinich | Laptops News | Posted: Jun 12, 2009 3:46 pm

AMD's Congo is coming and it looks like it will not be the "Atom-Smasher" that many are calling it. Rather it will enter Intel competition with Intel's thin and light segment.


AMD has maintained that netbooks will eventually fade and be assimilated by the notebook market. There are some indications of this happening as netbook makers play a game of technological leapfrog with netbooks each one offering a more powerful (and of course more expensive) version.


I have to wonder if the netbook will eventually fall to the level of the MID. And the Thin-And_Light will be the next big rush.

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AMD's Congo aims for notebooks, not netbooks


AMD thinks netbooks are a bit of a fad, and is laying down a roadmap for thin-and-lights while keeping its distance from any sort of "Atom killer." The existing Yukon platform -- featured in HP's dv2 -- just got an upgrade in the form of a dual-core AMD Neo chip, but things will really start to get exciting later this year with the introduction of Congo, which will pair a dual-core Neo with much better graphics and a more modern chipset. Perks in Congo, which is based on the M780G chipset and sports ATI Radeon HD 3200 IGP graphics, include hardware decoding for HD formats, DirectX 10 gaming


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