Dell announces a second AMD notebook

— 8:40 AM on November 7, 2006

The AMD-powered Inspiron 1501 popped up on Dell's website last week, and now the PC maker has announced a second AMD-based notebook. The new Latitude L131 isn't up on Dell's website just yet, but the PC maker says it comes with AMD Turion 64 X2 or Mobile Sempron processors, integrated graphics, and a wide-screen display—just like the Inspiron 1501. Where the Mobile Sempron-powered Inspirons start at $549, though, the Latitude will be introduced at a pricier $629. Similarly, the Turion 64 X2-equipped Latitude will cost at least $899, while the Inspiron with the same chip only starts at $649. The price difference isn't surprising, since the Latitude line is targeted primarily at businesses users, while the Inspirons are part of Dell's consumer line.

More details regarding the new notebook and its specifications should become available later today, which is when Dell says the Latitude 131L will become available on its website. Thanks to Gizmodo for the tip.

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