AMD has announced the first plans for its Yukon platform: moderately priced light weight notebook computers with a new AMD Neo CPU. The idea is to create a machine that falls somewhere between a chap netbook and a more traditional subnotebook (which typically carries a premium price tag). Think MacBook Air-sized computers with processors that are a bit more powerful than an Intel Atom, but without offering bleeding edge quad core performance.
I’m about to board a plane so I’ll provide more details later today. In the meantime, you can find more information here:
- AMD: Creating a new notebook category
- AMD’s Netbook counterstrike
- Q&A: Yukon to outperform Atom, not destined for netbooks