HP launches AMD-based Blade PC

Posted on Tuesday, November 08 2005 @ 15:01 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
HP announced a new line of blade PCs this week, including the HP bc1500 blade PC which uses low-power AMD Athlon 64 processors.
Last year, HP released its first blade PCs, which included processors from Transmeta. While Transmeta chips consume relatively low amounts of energy--important for dense blade computers--corporate buyers have largely shunned computers containing the chip.

Corporate IT buyers, while they want performance, typically want a familiar brand. AMD has a track record for producing chips in volume, a crucial consideration if an IT manager is worried about a product being discontinued or delayed.
More details over at CNET.

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