AMD has won the support of two more PC vendors for its Turion mobile technology, with new laptops from HP and Acer.
HP Compaq's nx6125 notebook for small and medium-sized businesses marks the third announcement HP and AMD have made in the last several weeks related to AMD's Turion chips. HP just released an AMD notebook that will partially benefit cyclist Lance Armstrong's foundation, and announced several AMD models during a quarterly refresh of its notebook lineup last week.
Acer yesterday released its newest Ferrari notebook, the previously announced Ferrari 4000, with Turion processors. The Ferraris have been hot sellers since they were introduced with AMD's chips in late 2003.
Turion is AMD's first processor designed for a mobile environment. It is basically the same chip as thedesktop Athlon 64 processor but modified to consume less power. HP is using the ML class of Turion chips - the more powerful of the two Turion varieties introduced earlier this year.
Along with the introduction of the nx6125, AMD is rolling out a new Turion processor, the ML-40.