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Sources close to Compaq plans have revealed that the firm is set to roll out five laptops using the AMD K6-II microprocessor in the near future. Yesterday we reported that Compaq will introduce Presarios which incorporate AMD processors and Firewire 1394, rather than USB desktops. This will be a blow to Intel, which is pushing the USB platform for all it is worth, and today's news about the extensive use of the AMD K6-II in Compaq portables will also shake Chipzilla. Compaq will use the launch of its AMD-based laptops to change the nomenclature of its laptops from four digits to a total of no less than nine characters, apart from the first, below. All of the laptops except for the last use a K6-II processor. The 1247 will cost $1,400, use a 400MHz chip, come with 32MB of memory, a 4.3GB hard drive, a 24X CD drive, 4MB of VRAM and a 12.1 HPA screen. The 1200XL106 will cost $1,500, come with a 475MHz K6-II, 32MB of memory, a 5.0GB hard drive, a 24X CD, and 4MB of shared VRAM. It will have a 13.0-inch HPA screen. The 1200XL110 will cost $1,800, come with a 475MHz processor, have 1MB of L2 cache, a 6GB hard drive, again a 24X CD, 4MB of VRAM, and use a 12.1-inch TFT screen. And the 1200XL111 will use a 500MHz AMD K6-II, come with 64MB memory, 256K of L2 cache, have a 6GB hard drive, a 6X DVD drive, and 4MB of VRAM. We have no price for this item as yet. The last model, the catchily named 1600XL145, uses a Pentium III/500MHz mobile, again has a six speed DVD drive, comes with 64MB of memory, has 8MB of shared VRAM and uses a 14.1-inch TFT screen. We understand that Sony is also set to release two Pentium III mobiles using the PCG-F420 Intel packaging, one of which has a 13-inch HPA screen and the other of which has a 14.1-inch TFT screen. Oh, and yesterday we forgot about Compaq's 15.1 inch flat screen it is also set to release. Compaq was unavailable for comment at press time. Tomorrow, HP's new desktops. ® See also Compaq AMD 7xxx Presarios to have Firewire support

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