Intel turned heads with its next-gen Core CPUs this week and, not to be outdone, AMD's unveiled its rival Fusion chips, set to grace Acer's forthcoming Aspire 5253 and 4253 laptops.
AMD hopes a Fusion APU in a laptop will take the place of a traditional dedicated CPU/dedicated GPU combo, as well as improve on laptops with a CPU and mediocre integrated graphics.
Advanced Micro Devices will challenge Intel on the small laptop front with processors that vie with the Atom chip in Netbook-class designs. And AMD may trump Intel with extra integrated circuitry to boost graphics performance.
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