Intel Corporation has announced that laptops around the world are getting a make-over, as systems based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors inside.
More than 200 Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology-based designs from PC manufacturers, resellers and integrators around the world will incorporate the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor (formerly codenamed Merom) this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor, launched last month, has garnered widespread acclaim and is already shipping in the company’s other premium platform for consumers, Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PCs.
Intel Core 2 Duo processors have two processing cores or computing brains that can handle multiple tasks in less time while consuming less power. This means cooler, sleeker and smaller systems. These processors also deliver improved performance for videos, gaming and multimedia activities, especially when running multiple applications simultaneously. For example, when integrated into Intel Centrino Duo-based systems, the Intel Core 2 Duo processors can improve viewing and playing back high-definition video, speed up conversion of songs into a digital format, which can be uploaded onto an MP3 player, and more quickly run the latest virus protection updates.
Laptops based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor also include the current Intel 945 Express chipset family and the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection.
Intel Viiv technology-based entertainment PCs with the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which started shipping earlier this month, also include the new Intel 965 Express Chipset family with support for high-definition playback and up to 7.1 surround sound.