Intel Unveils Montevina, Centrino 2 Platform

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Montevina's wireless networking support also gets bolstered by combo WiFi / WiMax network adapters, although, as we noted earlier, not all of wireless network modules will have WiMax built in. 

 

The latest round of Intel-built wireless controllers also add support for 802.11 MIMO and vPro compatible offerings with Wake on LAN for WiFi connections.

A number of notebooks based on the Montevina platform have already been announced, or will be announced shortly.  Intel has actually claimed more than 240 design wins already in development.   

 
Fujitsu T5010, Systemax Medallion MV13

 
Toshiba Qosmio X305, ZT Systems N4001i-17

What you see pictured above are the Fujitsu T5010, the Systemax Medallion MV13, the ZT System N4001i-17, and the hot Toshiba Qosmio X305. We've already have requests in with a couple of vendors, and are planning to fully evaluate a myriad of Montevina-based notebooks in the not too distant future.


 
Montevina Component Pricing, Courtesy Intel Corp.

Intel's official announcement of the platform is due to hit the wire shortly.  We'll update you with more details and a full performance profile, as we begin to get Montevina based notebooks in house for evaluation.  In the meantime, as you can see, Intel has completely revamped their entire platform, soup to nuts as they say, with new processors up and down the lineup, a new chipset, and wireless connectivity technology as well.  Stay tuned for more on Montevina and how it stacks up to AMD's Puma platform in the months ahead. 


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