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Computex 2005: Dual-core X2 in a Clevo D900

by Ryszard Sommefeldt on 1 June 2005, 00:00

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Clevo

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Dual-core X2 in a Clevo D900

Dual-core X2 in a Clevo D900

When AMD set loose the Athlon 64 X2 processor with dual cores, SSE3 and other tweaks, one of the things I pondered was whether small form factor or notebook PCs would be happy handling the 110W TDP the X2 has. I should have feared not, since last night at an ATI partner's party they showed the Shuttle XPC ST20G5 running an X2, and today I spotted a Clevo D900 notebook chassis doing the same.

Athlon X2 in a laptop

Now while I'm no great fan of the D900, with an X2 under the hood and it paired up with a RAID array of disks that the D900 is capable of taking, along with the Quadro FX 1400 option, I can start and see the appeal. SMP in little spaces is good.

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Looks an excellent choice for the barely-mobile-and-only-at-risk-of-hernia-workstation crowd; until now, if they wanted SMP, they were pretty limited to things like Tadpoles. Let's face it, it may not be our idea of portable, and Clevo's designers seem to have had any sense of aesthetics surgically removed, but it IS a lot of power in a chassis that you can just about regard as mobile if you squint a bit.