AMD acclaims Puma-based Toshiba notebook

— 10:33 AM on July 30, 2008

With several billion dollars of accumulated losses and a plunging stock, AMD can still find comfort in knowing its Puma notebook platform seduces major PC makers. The firm says Toshiba is the latest PC maker to adopt Puma, and we can indeed spot a Turion X2 processor and Radeon HD 3100 graphics in the firm's Satellite U400.

The AMD-flavored U400 config includes a 13.3" 1280x800 display, a 2GHz dual-core Turion, 3GB of DDR2-800 memory, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11g Wi-Fi, a DVD burner, and a built-in camera. With a 4800mAh battery, the system weighs in at a respectable 4.41 lbs (2 kg) and will cost you $849.99.

Toshiba is hardly shunning AMD in its other Satellite systems, though. Most of those other laptops, from the 14.1" Satellite M300 to the 17" Satellite P300, let customers choose between AMD and Intel processors. These other AMD-based systems tend to have Radeon X1250 integrated graphics, so we believe they're based on AMD's previous-generation notebook platform. AMD is even getting representation in some of Toshiba's Intel notebooks, since we can see discrete Radeon HD graphics modules in a couple of them (the A300 and P300 Satellites).

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