Intel have made lots of noise today, having rolled out their latest "Santa Rosa" Centrino Duo notebook platform. This new generation mobile platform brings several technological advancements, based upon the Intel Mobile 965 Express chipset it is basically a reworked version of the desktop 965 Express (Broadwater) chipset.
With this platform comes Intel's GMA X3100 integrated graphcs core, support for the new 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, a new Turbo Memory flash caching feature (allowing for the use of 512MB or 1GB NAND flash memory as cache for better performance and battery life), and stacks more.
Another big change is that we now see the front-side bus speeds increase from 667MHz to 800MHz thanks to a new range of mobile Core 2 Duo chips in the form of the T7100, T7300, T7500, and T7700.
Intel's press release on this new mobile platform can be located here, and there's also plenty of coverage floating around the web, as per the below links :-
NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 9, 2007 - Faster processors and chipsets. Great-looking video and graphics. Stronger and faster wireless signals. Better security and manageability. Designed for energy efficiency to enable great battery life. An option to turbo-speed boot time and software application loading.
Intel Corporation today announced a host of new technologies, including faster Intel® Core™2 Duo processors, for its latest-generation Intel® Centrino® processor technology used in notebook PCs for consumers and businesses.
More than 230 Intel Centrino Duo and Intel Centrino Pro processor technology-based designs from PC manufacturers, resellers and integrators around the world are expected to take advantage of these and other features this year. Notebooks will come in a plethora of shapes and sizes, with designs ranging from fully loaded, 17-inch wide-screen models ideal for entertainment to tiny, energy-saving notebook PCs that weigh less than three pounds.
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