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HP and Lenovo are among the PC makers rolling out business desktops armed with Intel Corp.’s new dual-core Pentium D processor and accompanying chip set.

Intel launched the new technology at an event Thursday in San Francisco. The desktop processor is the second dual-core desktop chip from the Santa Clara, Calif., chip maker, and it comes less than a week before rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. launches its Athlon 64 X2 dual-core PC chip.

AMD already released its dual-core Opteron server processor. Intel will start releasing its server chips with dual-core capabilities starting at the end of the year.

Hewlett-Packard Co., of Palo Alto, Calif., is rolling out a new entry-level workstation and business desktop featuring the new chip and 945G chip set. The xw4300 workstation will run on both the single-core and dual-core Pentiums.

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