Interactive Brokers Advertisement
Home > Boards > US Listed > Computers - Semiconductors > Intel (INTC)

Intel's Centrino 2 (aka Montevina) arrives tonight

Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgNext 10 | Previous | Next
Professor MD Member Profile
Member Level 
Followed By 7
Posts 3,143
Boards Moderated 0
Alias Born 04/25/03
160x600 placeholder
Annual Report of Employee Stock Plans (11-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/22/2017 4:58:49 PM
Intel Extends Cash Tender Offer for All Outstanding Shares of Mobileye "Business Wire" - 6/22/2017 8:30:00 AM
IOC and Intel Announce Worldwide TOP Partnership Through 2024 "Business Wire" - 6/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
AMD Launches Fight Against Intel in Lucrative Server-Chip Market "Dow Jones News" - 6/20/2017 4:29:00 PM
Google Faces EU Antitrust Fine -- WSJ "Dow Jones News" - 6/17/2017 3:02:00 AM
Current Report Filing (8-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/16/2017 5:20:28 PM
Intel's 2.95 Percent Junior Subordinated Convertible Debentures Due 2035 to Pay Contingent Interest of $4 Million "Business Wire" - 6/16/2017 4:30:00 PM
Current Report Filing (8-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/16/2017 4:03:16 PM
U.S. Invests $258 Million in Supercomputing Race With China "Dow Jones News" - 6/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
Prospectus Filed Pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) (424b5) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/15/2017 6:08:48 AM
Intel Announces Approval Under Israel Restrictive Trade Practices Law for Proposed Acquisition of Mobileye "Business Wire" - 6/14/2017 4:30:00 PM
Free Writing Prospectus - Filing Under Securities Act Rules 163/433 (fwp) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/13/2017 4:58:53 PM
Intel Showcases Extraordinary PC Gaming and VR Experiences at E3; Announces $1 Million Intel Grand Slam for Esports "Business Wire" - 6/12/2017 12:45:00 PM
Intel Announces Expiration of HSR Waiting Period For Proposed Acquisition of Mobileye "Business Wire" - 6/12/2017 9:00:00 AM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/7/2017 4:53:27 PM
Wind River Teaming with Nation's Largest Transportation Proving Grounds, Ohio State University, and Central Ohio Region to De... "PR Newswire (US)" - 6/7/2017 6:03:00 AM
Intel Predicts Autonomous Driving Will Spur New ‘Passenger Economy’ Worth US$7 Trillion "Business Wire" - 6/1/2017 1:00:00 PM
Intel Delivers Virtual Reality Experiences to Fans in 3-Year Partnership With Major League Baseball "Business Wire" - 6/1/2017 8:00:00 AM
Intel Promotes Three Corporate Officers "Business Wire" - 5/30/2017 11:00:00 AM
Current Report Filing (8-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/24/2017 4:11:39 PM
18-Year-Old Engineer Constructs Fuel-Efficient, Stable “Flying Wing” Aircraft Prototype "Business Wire" - 5/19/2017 3:11:00 PM
Specialized Disclosure Report (sd) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/18/2017 9:02:17 AM
BMW Group, Intel & Mobileye Announce Delphi as a Development Partner & System Integrator for their Autonomous Driving Platform "Business Wire" - 5/16/2017 7:00:00 AM
Media Alert: World’s Brightest Young Innovators Take Center Stage at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair "Business Wire" - 5/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
Samsung, Intel Back U.S. Regulator's Suit Against Qualcomm "Dow Jones News" - 5/12/2017 9:44:00 PM
Professor MD Member Level  Monday, 07/14/08 09:43:21 PM
Re: None
Post # of 148929 
Intel's Centrino 2 (aka Montevina) arrives tonight

Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:29PM EDT

Whatever you do don't buy a new computer this afternoon: Intel's long-anticipated new chipset/wireless/CPU combo, formally named Centrino 2 and previously known by the code name "Montevina," officially arrives this evening after nearly a month of delays. Virtually every computer maker will have upgraded models for sale come tomorrow... and big discounts on older machines that are still lingering in the channel.

Centrino 2, as I've previously written about at the above link, includes a whole host of new and upgraded features. Here are the key features you'll find in machines that use the new chipset:

> An updated Penryn-class Intel Core 2 Duo CPU will be standard, with clock speeds of up to 3.06GHz available. The new Penryn isn't just faster, it also consumes less power: 29 watts vs. the first-generation's 34 watts, and that means a significantly cooler-operating (and longer-running) laptop.

> For machines without dedicated graphics cards, a new integrated graphics chipset called the GMA X4500 will be included, and which should offer a modest improvement on graphical and gaming tasks on machines without a real graphics card.

> Integrated wireless is upgraded to 802.11n Wi-Fi, with a WiMax add-on module available as an option.

> Support for the new DisplayPort monitor/TV connector will now be available.

> A collection of upgrades to other components including Gigabit Ethernet LAN and RAM (with support for DIMMs up to DDR3-1333) are included. Intel's TurboMemory caching system also gets an upgrade.

Unfortunately, not all of the features in the Centrino 2 package are ready immediately; Intel has stated that it will be August before all processors and chips in the collection are universally available. Higher-end notebooks, especially those with discrete graphics, are more likely to include all (or most of) the Montevina features.

Want Montevina? Check your laptop for the Centrino 2 sticker or pay close attention to the specs when you're doing your research. There's really no reason not to jump for it if you're buying a new machine.

Public Reply | Private Reply | Keep | Last ReadPost New MsgNext 10 | Previous | Next
Follow Board Follow Board Keyboard Shortcuts Report TOS Violation
Current Price
Detailed Quote - Discussion Board
Intraday Chart
+/- to Watchlist