Lenovo readies AMD-powered business desktops
As Intel cuts Pentium D prices and prepares to ship Core 2 Duo
processors, Lenovo is getting
ready to introduce some AMD-powered business desktops under the ThinkCentre brand it inherited from IBM, eWeek reports. Citing sources familiar
with the company's plans, eWeek claims the machines will be introduced
in the second week of August under the ThinkCentre A60 moniker. The A
series is the cheaper of Lenovo's two
ThinkCentre desktop lines; it currently starts at $399 and includes
a range of Intel processors, from the Celeron D to the Pentium D. In
continuation of this trend, the new ThinkCentre A60 will reportedly
feature AMD Sempron and Athlon 64 X2 processors.
eWeek's report corroborates a two-month-old story by the Shanghai Daily
that said AMD and Lenovo were in talks
about growing their partnership. Lenovo currently offers AMD chips
only in its value-oriented 3000-series desktops—the business
ThinkPad and ThinkCentre lines are Intel-only.