AMD makes its way into Lenovo ThinkPads

The introduction of AMD's chips into two ThinkPad models breaks Intel's longtime monopoly on Lenovo's line of notebooks.

Vivian Yeo Special to CNET News

Advanced Micro Devices processors will soon be available in two upcoming ThinkPad models, breaking Intel's longtime monopoly on Lenovo's notebook line.

Having acquired the ThinkPad line through its acquisition of IBM's PC business in 2004, Lenovo said in separate statements e-mailed Monday that the ThinkPad X100e and the 13-inch version of the new ThinkPad Edge series will carry AMD processors.

An ultraportable PC positioned between a notebook and a Netbook, the ThinkPad X100e can be equipped with AMD's Athlon Neo single-core and dual-core, as well as the Turion dual-core processors. The ThinkPad Edge model, the smallest of three offerings in this product family and targeted at small and midsize businesses, may be paired with dual-core AMD Turion and Athlon Neo processors. The 14-inch and 15-inch ThinkPad Edge versions will still be powered by Intel's Core 2 Duo chips.

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