Toshiba has said it will end an exclusive agreement it has had with Intel since 2001 and use AMD chips in 20% of its laptops sold in the US and Europe.

Bloomberg reports that the world's fourth largest manufacturer of notebooks will not only be able to increase its product lineup, but that Toshiba could also save up to 10% in procurement costs. It also quotes iSuppli CEO, Derek Lidow, as saying that the move will reduce Toshiba's risk in supply chain and increase competition.
Toshiba's move comes just months after Intel diehard, Dell, decided to use AMD processors in certain of its products and means that the top four notebook vendors (the others being HP and Acer) now offer AMD as an option.