It appears that Dell is ready to start offering an AMD-based notebook.
Although no formal announcement was made Nov. 1 by the PC maker, Dell’s Web site displayed the Inspiron 1501 notebook, offering customers a chance to order the notebook with Advanced Micro Devices’ Turion 64 X2 dual-core processors.
Dell also offers notebooks with AMD’s Sempron processor. Two of the Inspiron notebooks offer AMD’s Turion 64 MK-36 processor—a single-core chip that runs at 2.0GHz.
On its site, Dell tells its customers that the notebook can be upgraded from the MK-36 processor to the Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-56 for $100 or the Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-50 for $50.