AMD Notebook Market Share to Reach 15%
A DigiTimes report claims that AMD’s share of the notebook market is expected to increase to 15% by the end of 2010. The increase comes largely from the introduction of “ultra thin” notebooks featuring lower-powered processors, which are themselves expected to account for 15% of global notebook shipments in the first half of this year. Acer currently has a majority share of the ultra thin notebook market (70%) according to the report, though they still make up less than 10% of the company’s total notebook shipments.
Top-tier notebook vendors including HP, Acer, ASUS, Lenovo, and MSI have introduced ultra thin notebooks based on AMD’s Congo platform. The Congo platform includes the Athlon Neo/Neo X2 processor and the Turion Neo/Neo X2 processor coupled with the RS780 chipset. Notebooks based on the platform can be found for around US$500. Examples of Congo-based notebooks include the HP Pavilion dm3, Lenovo ThinkPad X100e, and ASUS Eee PC 1201T.