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Friday, January 06, 2006

Intel Launches Centrino Duo Notebooks

Intel has officially introduced their Centrino Duo platform. The new Centrino uses the Yonah processor which is now called Core Duo. AnandTech has a review of notebooks based on it and the results are pretty impressive. They tested two identical notebooks, one based on Centrino Duo and one based on Centrino. The Duo notebook lasted 30 minutes longer on battery and was faster in the benchmarks.

Revolutionary mobile performance
Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology delivers breakthrough mobile performance to run multiple demanding applications simultaneously.
Battery life
The new power-saving features of Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology enable improvements in battery life, giving you the ability to do more on the go.
Variety of form factors
A new Intel mobile dual-core processor-based laptop actually has a smaller hardware footprint than previous laptop designs to enable a wide variety of notebooks.
Expanded wireless connectivity
Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology helps you enjoy extended wireless mobility, with new features that let you connect to most available industry standards-based networks and let you determine how dynamically your laptop will roam to a new access point.

Key components
Intel® Core™ Duo Processor
Intel's first mobile dual-core processor executes multiple threads simultaneously using two cores, thereby helping to maximize performance and multitasking capabilities.
Mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset
This mobile chipset family delivers enhanced mobile capabilities optimized for dual core thanks to its 667 MHz front side bus, enhanced integrated graphics, and higher memory bandwidth than previous generations attributed to its DDR2-667 dual channel memory.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Connect wirelessly with ease and confidence to most available industry standards-based WLAN infrastructures. The Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection provides enhanced usability and higher throughput under adverse conditions.

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