AMD has just launched the Yukon platform, which includes the AMD Athlon Neo processor, ATI Radeon X1250 graphics card and, optionally, the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3410 chip. The system is based on chip Athlon Neo is intended for low-cost notebooks, such as the Eee PC or similar.
The device was announced a few days before CES started in Las Vegas and in partnership with HP, which developed the HP Pavillion dv2 around the new processing system.
According to the international press, AMD conceived the platform assuming that it would be ideal to close the gaps felt between the mini market laptops – those with affordable prices but compromising performance – and ultraportables – that offer the opposite.
Bahr Mahony, product manager at AMD, explains that with the system now presented, «the best capabilities of both segments will be united», that is, the low price and the best performances in terms of HD entertainment.
The equipment that includes this system is estimated to be thin and light, with screens ranging from 10 to 14 inches and with prices varying between 700 and 1499 dollars, said AMD.