AMD jumps into bed with HP

AMD jumps into bed with HP

AMD has cracked the lucrative corporate market with its Athlon XP processors, which will be used in HP’s new desktop business PCs.

Until recently, the chipmaker’s install base in Australia has focused on the consumer space. However, the vendor has always wanted to break into the business market, particularly in the government space.

During the past 18 months AMD country manager, John Robinson, has campaigned to change the way PC tender specifications were written, in an effort to break the stranglehold of rival Intel.

The Compaq D315 Business PC will feature the AMD Athlon XP 2000+ processor in a box that will retail for $999. The PC also features nVidia’s nForce chipset.

The system would give HP a competitively priced machine for the value end of the market, HP’s manager for the personal systems group in the South Pacific, Tony Ignatavicius, said.

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