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AMD Will Sit Out the NetBook Craze for the Time Being



It appears that AMD is going to play wait and see when it comes to the NetBook phenomenon. Pat Morehead of AMD is quoted as saying the following to InfoWorld:

“We haven’t announced anything for this type of cheap mini-notebook and we’re still taking this wait-and-see attitude,” and

If you can’t grow the market with this form factor, then what you’re providing is a lower experience for less money, which isn’t good for the consumer and isn’t good for the [hardware maker], and really isn’t good for the channel as well.”

These comments along with recent ones from Intel CEO Paul Otellini, sure lead one to believe that there are some calculated gambles going on that might require some bet hedging.




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