SureTrader 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 8
Posts 3,106
Boards Moderated 0
Alias Born 04/25/03
160x600 placeholder
Annual Report of Employee Stock Plans (11-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/24/2016 4:46:37 PM
Comcast Agrees to Acquire Startup Icontrol Networks "Dow Jones News" - 6/23/2016 1:20:00 PM
Deal Set for 'Clash of Clans' -- WSJ "Dow Jones News" - 6/22/2016 3:07:00 AM
Samsung to Invest $1.2 Billion in 'Internet of Things' Startups and Research in U.S. "Dow Jones News" - 6/21/2016 9:40:00 AM
Intel Security Study Reveals Millennials Are More Likely to Unplug While on Vacation Than Gen X "Business Wire" - 6/21/2016 6:00:00 AM
Active Equities to Watch in the Technology Sector - Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, and Lexmark Intl. "PR Newswire (US)" - 6/20/2016 7:55:00 AM
ASML Paying $3.09 Billion to Buy Taiwan Chip-Tech Firm Hermes Microvision "Dow Jones News" - 6/16/2016 10:40:00 AM
Cavium to Buy Networking Products Company QLogic "Dow Jones News" - 6/15/2016 11:40:00 PM
McAfee Labs Report Reveals New Mobile App Collusion Threats "Business Wire" - 6/14/2016 12:41:00 AM
Technology, Public Safety, and Telecommunication Leaders Unite to Build the First Nationwide Public-Safety Broadband Network "PR Newswire (US)" - 6/7/2016 8:00:00 AM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 6/2/2016 4:38:35 PM
Intel CEO Takes Heat for Donald Trump Event, Now Canceled "Dow Jones News" - 6/2/2016 4:13:00 PM
Tech Industry Research Suggest Bright Future for Augmented and Virtual Reality Markets "PR Newswire (US)" - 6/2/2016 10:30:00 AM
Microsoft to Make Virtual-Reality Software Available to Others "Dow Jones News" - 6/1/2016 3:40:00 PM
Trial Set to Open in Legal Battle Pitting H-P, Oracle "Dow Jones News" - 5/30/2016 8:50:00 PM
Intel Buys Computer Vision Specialist Itseez "Dow Jones News" - 5/26/2016 2:27:00 PM
Intel Capital Restructuring, Won't Sell Portfolio "Dow Jones News" - 5/26/2016 1:10:00 PM
Intel Capital Restructuring, Won't Sell Portfolio "Dow Jones News" - 5/26/2016 12:58:00 PM
Regeneron Named as Science Talent Search Sponsor "Dow Jones News" - 5/26/2016 12:30:00 AM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/25/2016 4:05:51 PM
Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/25/2016 4:04:08 PM
Mark Burnett, TBS and Intel Award $1 Million Grand Prize to America’s Greatest Makers Winning Team ‘Grush’ "Business Wire" - 5/25/2016 1:00:00 AM
Current Report Filing (8-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/24/2016 5:10:07 PM
Current Report Filing (8-k) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/19/2016 10:39:37 AM
Specialized Disclosure Report (sd) "Edgar (US Regulatory)" - 5/19/2016 6:35:15 AM
Professor MD Member Level  Monday, 07/14/08 09:43:21 PM
Re: None
Post # of 146086 
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