Intel Centrino 2 (Montevina) Notebooks Unleashed

Posted: Jul 15 2008, 2:25am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 9:28am CDT, in News | Notebooks and PCs


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Intel and their notebook manufacturing partners unleashed new series of notebooks based on the new Intel Centrino 2 platform, formerly known as Montevina.

The Intel Centrino 2 platform consists of 5 five new Intel Core 2 Duo processors with the Intel Core™2 Extreme 3.06 GHz leading the line-up.

Formerly codenamed Montevina, Intel Centrino 2 processor technology and Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology improve upon every facet of a laptop’s main features, including performance and battery life via new processors and chipsets, faster draft 802.11n wireless (with WiMAX arriving later this year), and new business-class manageability capabilities.
Intel is introducing five dual core processors based on Intel’s reinvented transistors (high-k metal gate formula) and advanced 45-nanometer manufacturing process. These processors come with a faster 1066MHz front side bus and up to 6MB of L2 cache, and three versions reduce laptop processor wattage about 30 percent, down to just 25 watts. Also featured is Deep Power Down Technology that turns off processing components such as core clocks and cache memory when the laptop is idle for greater energy savings.

Intel also unveiled its Mobile Intel 45 Express Chipset and wireless Intel Wi-Fi Link 5000 series that is shipping to customers now, with laptops arriving later in July and August. Delivering five times the speed and twice the range of older 802.11a/g technology, the Intel Wi-Fi Link 5000 series provides 802.11 draft-N support that delivers the fastest data rates possible today -- up to 450 Mbps.

New Centrino 2 Notebook announcements:
Toshiba Tecra M10 and Tecra A10 with Intel Centrino 2 with vPro unveiled
New Toshiba Satellite Notebooks with Intel Centrino 2
Sony VAIO Z Series ultra-portable Notebooks unveiled
New Sony VAIO SR Series notebooks
New Sony VAIO FW Series Notebooks with 16.4 inch HD Display
New Sony VAIO BZ Series Notebooks including VGN-BZ560
Toshiba Qosmio G55, Qosmio X305 and Qosmio F55 unveiled

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