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Daily News Round #1 for January 18, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 18, 2005
By Steve Dougherty from Jan 18, 2005 @ 18:27 CST

- Intel Sonoma Launch: You Can Take It With You

An aussie press release from Intel emerges today as they unveil their latest Centrino mobile technology for laptops. Not only have they announced newer chipsets with a more extensive feature-set but also further additions to their Centrino processor lineup, now offering speeds ranging from 1.60 to 2.13GHz, and also cheaper Celeron M processor options with the 370 (at 1.50GHz) and ULV 373 (at 1.0 GHz) being the latest Celeron options now available. The full scoop on details and pricing within Intel's supporting PR here folks.


Intel Centrino mobile technology includes an Intel processor, chipset, wireless hardware and network connection software, all designed and manufactured by Intel from the ground up for mobility and backed by tens of thousands of hours of testing and validation that spans from platforms to service providers to users. The platform's new consumer and office-friendly capabilities allow an Intel Centrino mobile technology-based laptop to be not only a computer and wireless communicator, but also a gaming console, home theatre, MP3 player and a critical business companion - all in a mobile design that can go virtually anywhere.


The company expects more than 150 different notebook designs based on the new Intel Centrino mobile technology (formerly codenamed Sonoma) to be available this year. In the fourth quarter of 2004, mobile processors grew by more than 20 per cent quarter on quarter - by far the fastest growing processor segment - according to Mercury Research, while Intel reported record unit shipments of mobile processors. Upcoming notebook PCs will range from fully loaded, 17-inch wide-screen models with Intel® High Definition Audio and surround sound capability, to tiny, lower-power PCs that weigh less than three pounds. Buyers can also expect to see more models starting at US$1,000.


- Announcing Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2


Crucial have just made an announcement highlighing their most recent move to have expanded the Tracer series of memory modules into 1GB DDR and DDR2 territory. The Tracer series feature activity-indicating LEDs across the top section along with further purely aesthetic LEDs to entice those looking for some mighty bling bling in line with their windowed case. Keen to see them in action? Crucial allow you to over at this section of their website, with a flash animation and WMV demonstration available.


The Crucial Ballistix Tracer memory line now includes the following modules in densities of both 512MB and 1GB. Let the fraggin' begin!


- Crucial(R) Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) PC4000 (DDR 500)
- Crucial(R) Ballistix(TM) Tracer(TM) PC2-5300 (DDR2 667)


Tracer memory is for hardcore gamers and modders - those who demand top performing, stable memory, but who also appreciate the aesthetic value of their hardware. To better meet the needs of this crowd, we've expanded the Tracer memory line to include 1GB DDR and DDR2 modules for enthusiasts sporting the newest technology.

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