Cesar 10:12 02 May 2003

Intel is pushing their adverts for Centrino, is Centrino only available for new Notebooks

  temp003 10:51 02 May 2003

I suppose the answer is yes. The most important element of the Centrino platform is the new Pentium M processor, which has a different design from the former mobile Intel processors, which makes it work more efficiently in terms of both actual productivity and power usage, even when compared to Pentium 4 M processors with a higher clock speed.

The Pentium M processor is relativley new (maybe a couple of months), so you will only find them in new models.

Note that for a notebook to carry the Centrino label, it must use (1) the Pentium M processor (not to be confused with the old Pentium 4 M) (2) the 855 chipset and (3) Intel's wireless solution.

Some laptop makers choose to use their own wireless solution, and as a result cannot call the laptops Centrino. But these would be just as good, as long as they use the Pentium M processor and the 855 chipset.

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