AMD has announced two additions to its line of mobile processors, the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ and the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+, and said laptops based on the chips are now available.

The Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ is based on AMD's AMD64 chip architecture and supports both 32-bit and 64-bit software. The chip also includes an anti-virus function, called Enhanced Virus Protection, based on a feature included in Microsoft upcoming Windows XP Service Pack 2, AMD said. The Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+ is a low-power chip designed for use in thin and ultraportable laptops.

The Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ and the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+ are currently available worldwide, AMD said. The chips are priced at $432 and $97, respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.

Laptops based on these two chips are currently available from Japan's Epson Direct, which offers a laptop based on the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+, and US manufacturer Averatec, which has developed a convertible Tablet PC based on the Mobile Athlon XP-M 2200+, AMD said.

Alienware is expected to introduce a laptop designed for gamers and based on the Mobile Athlon 64 3400+ later this month.


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