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AMD has launched two top-of-the range mobile processors, the Athlon XP 2000+ and the 1900+. It's exhausting these days to find the actual clock speeds of AMD CPUs (AMD publishes them and promptly buries them deep on the web site). But suffice it to say both processors run less fast than 2GHz and 1.9GHz respectively.

But as AMD keeps telling us, clock speed is no longer a good indicator of performance - because the Pentium 4 is designed so inefficiently (its pitch, not ours).

On price/performance, AMD often bests Chipzilla - still. Its new mobile CPUs cost $345 and $239 in 1,000 units - Intel's top-of-the line mainstream mobile processor, a 2.2GHz jockey, launched last week, is an eye-watering $562.

The AMD price is clearly right for the PC majors, especially those with retail lines. HP and Fujitsu Siemens are flogging notebooks with the new mobile Athlon XPs now. And Packard Bell, the consumer arm of NEC Computers and - yes, Americans, still huge in Western Europe - is to sell notebooks featuring the latest chips later this year.

As the 2000+ and 1900+ are speed upgrades only , we are not going to trot out the specs again. Let the AMD press release do this for you. ®

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