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Carry-on computing

AMD develops a fast K6 for portables, and a low-cost chip from Rise promises to shake up the market. Compaq and IBM announce new portable computers.

AMD develops a fast K6 for portables, and a low-cost upstart chip from Rise promises to shake up the notebook market. At the same time, Compaq, IBM, and Sybase announce new portable hardware and software lines.

Faster AMD chip for notebooks
AMD matches Intel's top-speed portable chip--at a much lower price--which should advance the slow but steady march toward low-priced notebooks.

Intel cloner vows $800 notebooks
Rise Technology, an upstart chip company down the street from Intel, will jump into the notebook PC market later this year.

IBM touts new, high-clarity LCDs
Big Blue says copper is the reason that the screen on the new ThinkPad 770 offers better image resolution without increasing power consumption.

Compaq targets school market
The company is making its move for the fall selling season with the rollout of several new additions to the Presario lineup of notebooks and computers.

Sybase forms unit for handhelds
The new division will focus on market opportunities and pursue endeavors such as embedding databases in handheld devices.