HP announces Turion 64 X2 notebook

— 3:30 PM on June 6, 2006

Validating AMD's claim that Turion 64 X2 notebooks will ship by the end of this quarter, HP has unveiled a new Turion 64 X2-powered laptop it says will ship on June 12. Due to be sold under the HP Compaq nx6325 moniker, the notebook will be aimed at small to medium business users. It will feature a 15" display with a 1024x768 or 1400x1050 resolution, a Turion 64 X2 processor up to 2.0 GHz, a Radeon Xpress 1150 chipset, and up to 2 GB of RAM. The machine will weigh in at 5.7 lbs and offer "about four hours" of battery life, eWEEK says. Considering the nx6325's starting price of $1,049 with a 1.6 GHz Turion 64 X2, it may be quite competitive with HP's Intel-based offerings. HP's equivalent Core Duo-based notebook, the nc6320, starts at $1,099 with a 1.66 GHz Core Duo, and it weighs slightly more at 6.1 lbs. Of course, it isn't yet clear how well the Turion 64 X2 itself will compete against a similarly-clocked Core Duo.

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