Items tagged with Centrino

Starting this weekend, Wal-Mart plans to change where you'll shop for your next computer, while possibly providing a needed salesboost to OEMs whose profits have fallen due to weaker sales. For most companies, such statements would smack of hubris, but Wal-Mart's size and recession-resistant business model lend credence to the idea that the store could spark an uptick in consumer demand. As the first step in that process, beginning Sunday, Wal-Mart will offer a Compaq Presario notebook for $298.Said noteboook will offer a 15.6" screen (1366x768), a single-core Sempron SI-42 (clocked at 2.1GHz), 3GB of RAM, a 160GB 5400RPM HDD, and support for wired and wireless networking (802.11b/g). Video... Read more...
As Gaming Notebooks go, there are always going to be trade-offs to make and a balance to strike between performance, weight, and cost.  The Asus G50Vt strikes a happy medium, weighing in at 7.5lbs and around $949 at retail outlets like Best Buy with higher-end SKUs online.  Our system, powered by a Core 2 Duo P8400 at 2.26GHz and an NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics engine, offered top-end multimedia performance and lots of gaming horsepower for all the latest titles.  We'd gladly recommend this machine to anyone looking for a power desktop replacement or semi-portable notebook...Asus G50vt Gaming Notebook Video Spotlight... Read more...
Synopsis:  As Gaming Notebooks go, there are always going to be trade-offs to make and a balance to strike between performance, weight, and cost.  The Asus G50Vt strikes a happy medium, weighing in at 7.5lbs and around $949 at retail outlets like Best Buy with higher-end SKUs online.  Our system, powered by a Core 2 Duo P8400 at 2.26GHz and an NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GS graphics engine, offered top-end multimedia performance and lots of gaming horsepower for all the latest titles.  We'd gladly recommend this machine to anyone looking for a powerful desktop replacement or semi-portable notebook.             Asus G50vt 15.4" Gaming... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen displays and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The "Y" series is for family entertainment and is available with up to a 17" screen and Intel 2.8GHz Core 2 duo processors. And finally, there is the super mobile "S" series netbook with its Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and 10.2" display. Within the "U" and "Y" series there are a lot of models to choose from. In this article, we'll be showcasing the Ideapad Y530 specifically, which offers a competitive array of... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces the first 15” DIY Notebook SolutionBased on Intel® Centrino® 2 Platform Sunnyvale, Calif.—October 30, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today unveiled their latest 15”Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Gaming Notebook based on the Intel® Centrino™ 2 platform. This next generation laptop offers enthusiasts and gamers and incredible options to perfect their own mobile powerhouse. OCZ continues to expand on their lineup of DIY solutions for users that want to build a notebook that is configured and built for their very own unique application in mind.OCZ’s... Read more...
With Intel's recent launch of the Centrino 2 mobile platform, aka Montevina, you can be sure virtually all of the major notebook OEMs have been peddling their wares in an effort to hit the ground running during the back to school season this fall.  First out of the gate, delivering a Montevina thin-and-light to our labs, is Lenovo with their ever-popular, consistently well-built ThinkPad series.  The X200 is here.  All .8 inches thick and just under 3lbs of it...         In typical fashion Lenovo has engineered the X200 with clean, simple lines and a fit and finish second to none, as far as business class notebooks go.  This machine also just sips... Read more...
Intel has just finally announced the Montevina mobile platform, their 5th generation of the underlying technology that makes up the company's Centrino 2 mobile architecture. Like previous iterations, the Montevina platform consists of a processor, chipset, and a specific wireless network module. New with Montevina, however, are also a fresh batch of 45nm Penryn-derived mobile processors with front side bus frequencies up to 1066MHz. In addition, the Mobile 4 Express Series of chipsets, (GL40, GS45, GM45, GM47, and PM45) some with the GMA X4500 DX10 graphics cores, and a number of WiFi / WiMax-enabled wireless network modules are also being brought to market.    We'll step... Read more...
Intel has just officially announced the Montevina mobile platform, their 5th generation of the underlying technology that makes up the company's Centrino 2 mobile architecture.  Like previous iterations, the Montevina platform consists of a processor, chipset, and a specific wireless network module.  New with Montevina, however, are also a fresh batch of 45nm Penryn-derived mobile processors with Front Side Bus frequencies up to 1066MHz, the Mobile 4 Express Series of chipsets, (GL40, GS45, GM45, GM47, and PM45) some with GMA X4500 DX10 graphics cores, and a number of WiFi / WiMax-enabled wireless network modules, including the Shirley Peak controller pictured here. ... Read more...
OCZ Technology Group Unveils Intel Centrino 2 and Intel Core2 Extreme mobile processor high performance laptop solution designed for System Builders to support Enthusiasts and Gamers OCZ brings the next generation of Intel mobile processors technologies with New Standards of Performance for System Builders Sunnyvale, Calif.—July 14, 2008—OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, components, and systems, today introduced a new whitebook solution powered by the long awaited Intel Centrino 2 (“Montevina”) platform. This state-of-the-art platform technology provides a breakthrough in mobile computing for higher performance, advanced... Read more...
It isn’t just a coincidence that Intel decided to start manufacturing solid state drives (SSDs), nor was it simply a sign that the devices might soon be in high demand.  Intel is planning on manufacturing that demand by featuring them as part of a bundle with their upcoming Centrino 2 platform.“Initial shipments of Intel High Performance SSDs will come in two versions – Client X25-M and Client X18-M – the former having a physical size of 2.5-inch and later 1.8-inch. Both will feature 80GB capacity and a SATA interface.Intel plans to increase storage capacities up to 160GB by the end of the fourth quarter, and to 250GB and above in 2009, the sources added.”We are eager to see how many major players... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Intel is preparing to spend $300 million on their campaign to promote the new Centrino Pro (Santa Rosa) platform. Timed around the launch of Microsoft's upcoming Vista operating system, the Centrino Pro platform will also introduce an 800MHz FSB, 4MB of L2 cache, Gigabit and wireless 802.11a/g/n, as well as support for Intel's Active Management (AMT) and Virtualization Technology (VT). With market analysts expecting the mobile segment to sustain the 25% growth year over year, Intel's strong push for notebooks seems more than justified.  The pairing of Intel's Santa Rosa platform and the Microsoft... Read more...
One thing hardware enthusiasts love is customizability. We want our computers to be different, to stand out from the crowd of boring OEM boxes, and to be personal. We love customizing our computers so much that many of us spend days, weeks, months and even years customizing and polishing our own rigs. Hardware manufacturers have not been blind to this phenomenon and they have since turned our desires into big business. All of this is possible thanks to industry standardization of just about every component found in a Desktop PC. Extensive standardization has made it possible to take the latest and greatest hardware right off the shelf and stick it into a chassis that's nearly a decade old,... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We've just posted an article at HotHardware.com detailing the process of assembling a Centrino Duo Whitebook. We give plenty of background information regarding the different platforms and discuss the pros and cons of the DIY notebook market. Here's a snip from the piece... "Desktop PC owners have enjoyed this level of flexibility for years and a migration to a Notebook platform quickly reminds us how we have taken this all for granted. Consumers are starting to demand the same level of flexibility that they enjoy with Desktop PCs now their Laptops, however. The large value-added resellers like Dell, HP and Sony have heard our cries and have begun offering more options... Read more...
No doubt in a rebuttal to AMD's recent acquisition of ATI, HKEPC reports that NVIDIA has officially authorized Intel to have SLI functionality with the company's Centrino mobile platform. The first mobile chipset to have SLI support will be the i945GM/PM Express chipset and that functionality will be unlocked at the software level by Forceware 91.31 drivers. Obviously, this is a huge development for notebook ODM's as they can now address the wildly popular Centrino platform with their multi-GPU efforts. Perhaps more importantly, this is the first step towards Intel receiving SLI support for their own desktop chipsets. Despite the benefits of the AMD/ATI merger, one gets the feeling... Read more...
With Intel expecting dual-core CPUs to be installed in 70% of all shipped notebooks this year, they have a good amount of faith in their new Centrino Duo technology. X-Bit labs has put some time into exploring this new tech, which makes for a good read if you're currently looking for a new notebook. "Intel Centrino Duo platform has come out and the stores started offering notebooks with dual-core architecture. However, will the dual-core mobile architecture be as successful as in the desktop and server segments? This article dedicated to the new Intel Centrino Duo platform will reveal all the differences and improvements compared with... Read more...
Corsair Launches 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM Memory for the New Intel Centrino Mobile Designed for the latest generation of notebooks, Corsair brings new build and upgrade options to consumers seeking maximum performance in SO-DIMM memory Fremont, CA (February 13, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and watercooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today launched ValueSelect™ 667MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM memory to support the latest Intel(R) mobile technology. Available immediately in 512MB and 1GB modules, Corsair's new DDR2 SO-DIMM is ready to turbo-charge the new Centrino(R) Core™ Duo and Core Solo based notebooks. Based on carefully selected... Read more...
Two cores, one die, and possibly longer battery life? That's Intel's claim on their new notebook technology. Hardware Zone dedicates five pages to help explain how Intel's latest offering is better than anything before it. "Timing is everything when it comes to marketing, and none the more appreciative of perfect timing than the biggest name in the I.T. industry, Intel Corporation. Intel grabbed headlines everywhere when it effected a new 'Intel. Leap ahead.' brand identity on the 3rd of January 2006 that sought to position the Intel name around a platform model focusing on four key market segments - digital home, enterprise, health and mobile.... Read more...
Continuing their investigation on mobile memory performance with linux, Phoronix is looking to see how various memory configurations effect the Pentium M's performance. Today they'll be testing DDR 2 PC2-4000 memory, ranging from 512MB to 2GB. "In our previous piece yesterday, we had covered the performance benefits of using a 16MB cache on 2.5-inch mobile devices compared to the traditional 8MB capacity and overall we were pleasantly surprised by our penguin findings. Today we are going to be looking again at mobile memory performance under Linux but rather than the form of permanent storage, we are examining various memory configurations and... Read more...
The news for the night is here. Mixed in with the news tonight, is an article from PCStats on making Batch Files, which can make your life easier depending on what you do with your computer. Have a look. Now for the reviews and I'm off to bed, good night. ASUS V6500V Intel Centrino Notebook @ Hardware Zone "Positioned as a slim and lightweight 15-inch notebook, the ASUS V6500V boasts a solid build, a pair of good speakers and decent performance. Find out if it really has all the qualities as claimed." AMD Q1 2005 Earnings Conference Call Notes @ AMDZone "We have posted our notes from the AMD earnings report for Q1. Highlights include talk of 90nm progression and yields, 65nm progress,... Read more...
The Centrino Mobile Technology Launch Event Intel Takes Mobile Computing to the Next Level By - Jeff Bouton March 12, 2003 After a few remote illustrations, the demonstration portion the presentation was over and the focus shifted to input from high ranking executives from T-Mobile, Boeing, Marriot, MacDonalds, Toshiba, SAP, Cisco and several others.  The majority of these guests were Vice Presidents, CEO's and General Managers, adding to the magnitude of what Intel has unveiled.  After a few moments of discussion regarding each company's role in the future of wireless, Craig Barrett and Anand Chandrasekhar entertained the press for a quick Q&A session.  The next phase of the... Read more...