AMD V Series V160 CPU is shipped in Dell and HP laptops
Just in time before Christmas, we published a series of stories covering impending refresh of mobile AMD microprocessor line-up. Several new mobile CPUs are already shipping in notebooks, while large number of them, revealed by "Service and Maintenance manual" for HP G42 and Compaq Presario CQ42 notebooks, are still anticipated. One of these processors, V Series V160, is now available in Dell and HP notebooks.
At this time, AMD V160 is sold in many European countries in Inspiron M501R laptop. Dell UK website offers M501R laptop with the AMD V160 CPU, 15.6" widescreen LED display, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250 integrated graphics, 2 GB DDR3 memory, 250 GB hard drive and DVD +/- RW drive for 379 GBP, or $584 USD. The V160 belongs to V Series budget line of mobile microprocessors, and it includes only one CPU core, clocked at 2.4 GHz, and coupled with 512 KB L2 cache. It is possible to upgrade this processor to dual-, or even triple-core model. At 70 GBP ($108 USD) more, Dell UK has better equipped version of the Inspiron M501R notebook with Athlon II P360 dual-core processor, twice as much RAM, and more spacious hard drive. For another 100 GBP ($154 USD) the 501R can be upgraded to triple-core Phenom II N870 with discrete graphics and even larger hard drive.
V Series V160 is also available in Turkey in Compaq Presario CQ56 mobile computer. Similar to the cheapest version of the Inspiron M501R with the V160 processor, the Presario CQ56 has 15.6" display, powered by ATI HD 4250 integrated graphics, 2 GB RAM, SuperMulti DVD +/- R/RW drive, and slightly larger 320 GB hard disk.
Jan 05: AMD introduces new mobile microprocessors
Dec 16: HP service manual reveals new AMD mobile processors