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HP confirms future product will use Athlon 64

But the t182k isn't it

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At last, the truth behind HP's mysterious model t182k PC, revealed yesterday to be the company's first AMD Athlon 64-based offering, can be revealed.

According to a company spokeswoman, the PDF file detailing the machine's spec. - which was still available for download here when we checked this morning - is "an outdated planning document" for the Pavilion t182k, which finally shipped in the Korean market last April. Obviously it shipped without an Athlon 64 processor - it contained the Athlon XP 2500+ instead, she told The Register.

Alas, the document was not updated to reflect the change of processor, she admitted.

However, that change must have been made very quickly. As we reported yesterday, the PDF file was created on 29 April 2003, and you'd have thought the original Microsoft Word document from which it was taken would have been changed to reflect the actual Pavilion t182k spec. by then surely?

And what about HP's support for the Athlon 64? "We will have a future product featuring the AMD Athlon 64 processor," the spokeswoman said, but "we cannot confirm any further details about our upcoming offering at this time". So we'll just have to wait and see. ®

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