AMD today announced the availability of new AMD LIVE! PCs from Alienware and Dell, expanding the selection of popular, easy-to-use PCs designed to help simplify today’s digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE! PC is a full-featured media center computer powered by the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor and created to enrich consumers’ experiences when enjoying digital movies, music and photos throughout the home and on the go.
AMD also introduced additions and enhancements to the AMD LIVE!™ Entertainment Suite, a collection of valuable services and applications designed to enhance the PC experience. Three exciting new software applications – AMD LIVE! Communicator, AMD LIVE! Games and AMD LIVE! Kid Rocket – have been added to the Entertainment Suite, expanding an already substantial software bundle.
Dell has recently announced a powerful new Dimension media center PC with AMD LIVE! technology.
This week at the DigitalLife 2006 event, Alienware is expected to provide technology demonstrations of the Alienware DHS high-definition media center, a sleek new AMD LIVE! PC design featuring a high-power, integrated home theater amplifier from D2Audio Corporation, and graphics powered by the Microsoft Windows "Vista Ready" NVIDIA nForce 430 with GeForce 6150 graphics to enable high-definition video playback.
AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite
To help enrich the experience of AMD LIVE! PC customers, AMD designed the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite to be an open platform capable of working with as many existing consumer electronics devices as possible. AMD works closely with innovative software companies to help make their applications as innovative, intuitive and reliable as possible. Because many of these applications are compute intensive, they are well-suited to the capabilities of an AMD LIVE! PC.
New software applications in the Entertainment Suite include:
AMD LIVE! Communicator powered by SightSpeed offers state-of-the-art video and voice communications over the Internet, allowing families and friends to stay connected no matter where they live.
AMD LIVE! Games powered by WildTangent delivers a fun gaming experience with a wealth of exciting online and downloadable games.
AMD LIVE! Kid Rocket Web Browser helps parents rest easy by offering children the ability to play online games and explore the Internet in a controlled and safe environment.
In addition to new software and services, AMD has upgraded the existing AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite. For example, new features in the AMD LIVE! Media Vault powered by Streamload include automatic file backup to an online account and file synchronization between networked PCs and devices. Consumers now have the ability to easily share digital files such as photos or home movies between a desktop and notebook PC, for example, or between their home and workplace.
Leading OEMs currently offering AMD LIVE! PCs worldwide include Acer, Alienware, Dell, Fujitsu Siemens Computers, Gateway, HP, Tsinghua Tongfang and ZT Group, among others. The AMD LIVE! Communicator and AMD LIVE! Kid Rocket Web Browser are now available as part of the AMD LIVE! Entertainment Suite, which is offered free of charge for AMD customers along with some optional premium services provided by participating software suppliers. AMD LIVE! Games will be available in the near future.