Dell's cheapo AMD laptops

Following its first range of AMD-based Dimension desktops, Dell's bitten the bullet and sneaked out an AMD-powered laptop. The online giant's portable

Following its first range of AMD-based Dimension desktops, Dell's bitten the bullet and sneaked out an AMD-powered laptop. The online giant's portables have been exclusively Intel till now, but it seems to be testing the water with this Inspiron lappy. The 1501 sits in the middle of Dell's range, above the value offerings, but still pandering to the heavy-mob Intel-based XPS systems. It still packs up to a Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL60 processor that packs a mighty punch. Under five tons They're cheap too at under £500 for a dual core TL 50 or under £400 for the bargalicious Sempron 3500. As usual with Dell those baseline prices only include a 90-day collect and return warranty. You'll have to hand over up to an extra £165 for its 'standard' three-year at-home service. AMD's had a hard time convincing the world's biggest PC seller to take its chips so expect the competitive pricing to continue.

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