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Packard Bell, which two months ago started to use Cyrix chips in its machines in preference to Intel parts, said it will use AMD K6-2s in notebooks and desktops. That indicates a further widening of the gulf between it and Intel. Formerly, PB was one of Intel's most loyal customers. Said Mal Ransom, senior VP of marketing at Packard Bell NEC: "Our new relationship with AMD enhances our ability to bring the latest technology at a great value quickly to market and into consumer's hands." The K6-2/333s will be used in the Packard Bell 955 and NEC Ready 9888, while the notebook model, the NEC Reach 340T will use a 300MHz K6 part. ® Click here for more stories

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