Almost a month to the day from now, Intel will be unleashing their first mobile processors based on the 45nm process. The models will include the Intel Core 2 Duo T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500, and the Core 2 Extreme X9000 chips.
The slowest, the T8100, will run at 2.1GHz and the T8300 will run at 2.4GHz, both will have 3MB of L2 cache and will cost $209 and $241. The T9300 will run at 2.5GHz and the T9500 will run at 2.6GHz, the T9300 and T9500 will both be sporting 6MB of L2 cache.
Imagine the XPS M1330, but about 2 inches larger in the diagonal, that’s pretty much what this laptop is. It has nVidia graphics, but to 256MB video ram, and the option for a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI out. It has Bluetooth, and WiFi N.
It offers up dual core processors from Intel, a card reader, a slim remote that stows away in the ExpressCard slot, HD display choices to get the most out of your media, a 2MP web cam, a fingerprint scanner, and low-pro optical drives featuring either Blu-Ray or a DVD-burner. You get your choice of 3 colors, Crimson Red, Tuxedo Black, or Alpine White too.
So not to long ago we learned of ATI’s new 3800 series graphics cards, and already Toshiba is dropping a notebook with the mobile versions of those chips in it. Its Japan only, but still, that’s a pretty quick turn around time.
It’s a 15.4” Dynabook with the HD 3800 chip in it, the Intel PM 965 Express chipset, and a Core 2 Duo T7500 processor. Not a bad show for what I believe is the first notebook to feature the ATI Radeon HD 3800 chipset, I wonder how much video RAM it comes with and whether its GDDR3 or GDDR4.
So, Black Friday (this Friday for those not in the know) is fast approaching and that means that millions of people in the retail industry will seriously consider suicide as a possible alternative to finishing their shift. It also means that there will be tons of stuff on sale for dirt cheap.
A large portion of that stuff will be electronics, computers, home theater equipment, you name it, the US is probably one of, if not the largest markets for consumer electronics and Black Friday is a great excuse to move a few units out the door. One such product that many cost savvy consumers will be looking for is the coveted uber cheap notebook.
Can you imagine a smaller, faster, more energy efficient processor than what is in our computers today? Well, Intel can, and they did. Today Intel unveiled its new Penryn lineup of super small, super fast chips.