2006 notebook chips mean an Intel-AMD standoff

@ 2005/12/30
FOR THE SECOND part of our yearly look ahead, we go from desktop chips to laptop parts. This one is a little more confusing, and has a lot more cloud and smoke surrounding it than either desktop or server chips.

Either way, it starts out with Intel having a pretty clear lead in a lot of ways, but AMD gaining market share anyway. Turion was launched late, slow, and with all the furore of a frightened child hiding in a corner. The supply situation has gotten vastly better over the past several months, but only in the retail channel. For corporate laptops, Intel and the Pentium M still rule.

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