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IBM has selected the spanking gorgeous 450MHz AMD 6-2 to power its latest Aptiva, the model 520. Priced at $1,299, the Aptiva 520 will be available "soon" in US retail outlets. The machine is decked out with 64MB of memory, 10GB hard drive, 32X CD-ROM and bundled with Windows 98 and Lotus SmartSuite. For good measure, IBM is throwing in ViaVoice 98 Home Edition. This software has been optimised for AMD’s 3D Now! technology. In OEM quantities of 1,000, the AMD K6-2/450 costs $203 per chip. ®

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