Lenovo ThinkPads X100e and Edge to bring in AMD chips

January 3, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

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Lenovo is bringing in a bit of freshness to its new ThinkPad line by incorporating chips from Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD). Two new ThinkPad models that will sport AMD microprocessors will soon debut from the Lenovo stables.

This will be the first time that ThinkPads will use AMD chips, though Lenovo had earlier used AMD chips in its desktop PCs.  The two ThinkPad models that would be powered by AMD microprocessors are seen by the company as attracting much user attention even as first details start flowing out. One of the models have been named the X100e, and is tipped to be Lenovo’s first professional-grade entry ultraportable ThinkPad. The model would be offered as a machine with a 11.6-inch display. Meanwhile, the second model that would put to use AMD chips would belong to Lenovo’s Edge series, and would come with a 13.3-inch display.

Lenovo is expected to attach price tags starting at $449 for the X100e, while prices for the Edge series would begin at $549. The two devices would sport under the hood AMD microprocessors that would boast of the Vision Pro branding announced earlier.

Though AMD makes an entry into the ThinkPad portfolio with these two ThinkPad models, Lenovo is expected to continue to offer other ThinkPads that use Intel technology.

(Via WSJ)

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