It's good to see AMD diversifying. Desktop PC's are dinosaurs from the last millenium. Long battery life is good on paper, but I doubt laptop manufacturers will use it. They'll just use smaller batteries to make laptops lighter. In the real world, most laptops get less than 4 hours of battery life.
Amazing, isn't it? You release chips that are even slower than your already slow last generation chips, and they use less energy. Imagine how long the battery would last if AMD's next architecture were akin to the old K5 core in computing power. I bet the battery would last a whole week at full tilt.
It's sad, really, when a company is left trumpeting improved battery life rather than increased performance relative to its own last generation products. No wonder AMD's inventories are skyrocketing, market share is tumbling and revenues are drying up. No one cares about a slower chip using less energy.
For Q3 watch for evidence of massive discounting of Llano and Trinity APUs. Margins should drop precipitously. AMD tried to hold the line on ASPs last quarter and got stuck with tons of chips and no takers. They have no choice but to dump product in Q3.
the amd inventory is old now .... only an antique shop might make an offer for it. On the other hand some of these chips may be suitable for sewing machines , garage door opens and low level expresso machines . Personnally I would use them by the handful to throw in a real soiled washing cycle and use them as scrubbers.