HP, Acer, Asustek and eMachines are expected to start marketing low-cost, entry-level notebooks, running AMD’s K8-core Mobile Sempron processors in the middle of the third quarter. The K8 Mobile Sempron notebooks are likely to receive some momentum in the global notebook market in the second half, thanks to the delay of Intel’s Alviso chipsets. With simple adjustments, makers can easily upgrade their notebooks from a K7 to a K8 platform without involving any redesign to the motherboards.

HP, Acer, Asustek and eMachines are expected to start marketing low-cost, entry-level notebooks, running AMD’s K8-core Mobile Sempron processors in the middle of the third quarter. The K8 Mobile Sempron notebooks are likely to receive some momentum in the global notebook market in the second half, thanks to the delay of Intel’s Alviso chipsets. With simple adjustments, makers can easily upgrade their notebooks from a K7 to a K8 platform without involving any redesign to the motherboards.