AMD has announced its 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform and Second Generation AMD Ultrathin Platform, combining Vision technology from AMD with powerful, long-lasting notebooks.

With next-generation HD graphics technology and multi-tasking processing power, the 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform transforms today’s notebook PC into a personal HD entertainment system for HD video and photos, Blu-ray playback, support for DirectX 10.1 3D games, and fast video transcoding.
The new platform also provides superior performance on popular entertainment applications that consumers use to enjoy, share and create photos, videos and music.
Notebooks based on the 2009 AMD Mainstream Platform enable high-definition computing, designed for mobility, with a platform that has been shown to provide more than one hour of additional  battery life than the 2008 Mainstream Platform.
The 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform enables up to 42% better performance than the 2008 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform when using entertainment applications such as Windows Expression Encoder, Quicktime and Apple iTunes.
With the ATI Stream Accelerated Plug-in for Sony Movie Studio 9 Platinum, the 2009 AMD Mainstream Platform converts video up to 75% faster than the competition.
Taking advantage of the GPU power of the 2009 Mainstream Notebook Platform, the SimHD™ Plug-in for ArcSoft’s TotalMedia Theatre, utilises ATI Stream to deliver a near-HD viewing experience when watching standard definition content.
The 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform demonstrates an active battery life of nearly two hours and a resting battery life nearly five hours.
Notebooks featuring the 2009 AMD Mainstream Notebook Platform became available on 2 September in some Asian countries and broad global availability of more than 50 platform designs is scheduled to coincide with the release of Windows 7.
The Second Generation AMD Ultrathin Platform for notebooks outperforms the competition’s ultrathin platform on popular entertainment applications such as Windows MovieMaker (up to 43%), productivity applications (up to 17%) and gaming or 3-D applications (up to 77%).
With a superior HD visual experience and balanced dual-core performance, the Second Generation AMD Ultrathin Platform for notebooks demonstrated an active battery life of nearly two-and-a-half hours and a resting battery life of over five-and-a-half hours.
Ultrathin notebooks based on the Second Generation AMD Notebook Platform are now shipping from Acer and Asus with broader availability of more than 20 platform designs scheduled to launch before or with the launch of Windows 7.