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
IBM touts new, high-clarity LCDs
Compaq targets school market
Sybase forms unit for handhelds