writes "It's no secret that AMD has fallen well behind Intel in the mobile CPU space. In an attempt to make up for their lost ground, AMD has extended their Vision brand to include a new family of mobile processors; its first Phenom triple-core and quad-core processors for laptops. While AMD has updated a few different things in the mobile platform, the most compelling ones include DDR3 memory (up from DDR2), HyperTransport 3, support for Direct X 11, improvements in battery life and AMD's Phenom processors in laptops as small as 13 inches. The sales strategy behind these laptops will be based what day-to-day tasks can be performed on it, broken down into tiers: Vision Basic, Vision Premium, Vision Ultimate, and Vision Black. The Vision Basic covers laptops in the sub-$500 price range, Vision Premium will include all dual-core level processors, Vision Ultimate is intended for advanced users, video editors, professional photographers, part time games; where as Vision Black represents the top of the heap, as it parts are aimed at hardcore performance enthusiasts."