Feeds

Athlon PCs go on sale

UK system builders start to set out stall

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

OEMs need no longer be scared of AMD's wrath -- they can now officially announce if they are launching Athlon systems. Mesh and Time Computers have been among the first system builders to put this chip in PCs. Available from today, Mesh is launching its Matrix range of machines with 500, 550 and 600MHz Athlon processors. The lower-end PCs have a 3dfx Voodoo 3 3000 graphics card, 10GB hard drive and 17in monitor. Prices start at £1075 exc. VAT. The higher end has 128MB of PC100 SDRAM, 7200rpm 22GB hard drive and 19in flat-screen USB-connected monitor. The PCs are available online or from Mesh showrooms. Time -- Granville Technology's PC business -- launched just one Athlon machine today, with a 650MHz processor. It has a 20GB hard drive, 256MB of SDRAM, 32MB graphics RAM and a 19in monitor. It is priced at £2399 exc. VAT, and is available via mail order and at Time showrooms. Panrix has launched systems with 500, 550 and 600MHz Athlon chips, priced at £999, £1099 and £1499 respectively. These range from the basic 64MB PC100 SDRAM model, with 13GB hard drive and 17in monitor, to the 600MHz with 128MB SDRAM and 7200rpm 18GB hard drive. Machines are available in the Panrix showroom in Leeds or by ordering direct by phone. Carrera also announced Athlon machines. Evesham Micros will be launching soon, but nothing was announced today. Centerprise said it was trialing the chip at the moment. ® See also AMD K7 puts in early appearance Athlon PC pricing is a secret AMD goes public on Athlon Bootnotes: Industry Gossip

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

More from The Register

next story
Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!
No biological clockwatching when you work in Silicon Valley
Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots
We know what the Doctor does, stop going on about it already
'Cowardly, venomous trolls' threatened with TWO-YEAR sentences for menacing posts
UK government: 'Taking a stand against a baying cyber-mob'
Happiness economics is bollocks. Oh, UK.gov just adopted it? Er ...
Opportunity doesn't knock; it costs us instead
Arab States make play for greater government control of the internet
Nerds told to get lost in last-minute power grab bid at UN meeting
Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express
Series finally hits stride, but Clara's U-turn is baffling
Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods
You read that right – with the proviso that it's encrypted
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.