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Cool Looking – and Running – Laptops Get Boost

Cool Looking – and Running – Laptops Get Performance Boost from Intel® Core™2 Duo Processors

Laptops around the world are getting a makeover as systems based on Intel Centrino® Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel Core2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today.

More than 200 Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology based designs from PC manufacturers, resellers and integrators around the world will leverage the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor 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.

“In just one year we’ve taken extraordinary leaps in mobile and desktop computing with the launch of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor,” said David (Dadi) Perlmutter, senior vice president, mobility group of Intel Corporation. “For laptops the new processor has doubled the performance giving consumers and businesses an immersive mobile experience while keeping power consumption and battery life unchanged. The dual core processing power of the Core 2 Duo processor helps people handle the toughest of multi-tasking scenarios no matter where they are.”

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 or smaller systems. These processors also deliver improved performance for videos, gaming and multimedia activities – especially when running multiple applications simultaneously. When integrated into Centrino Duo-based systems, the Core 2 Duo processors can improve viewing and playing back high-definition video, speed up conversion of songs into a digital format so they can be uploaded onto an MP3 player and more quickly run the latest virus updates.

Laptops based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology with the Core 2 Duo processor (formerly codenamed ‘Merom’) also include the current Intel 945 Express chipset family and the Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG network connection.

Pricing
The mobile version of the Intel Core 2 Duo processors T7600, T7400, T7200, T5600 and T5500 are priced at US$637, US$423, US$294, US$241 and US$209 respectively, in 1,000-unit quantities.

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

ENDS

* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Intel, the Intel logo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Centrino and Intel Viiv are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

**Why are Intel Core 2 Duo processors the world’s best processors? Please visit www.intel.com/core2duo.

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