Dubbed Centrino 2, Intel’s new chip platform, formerly Montevina, is shipping three weeks later than initially targeted. A version with Intel integrated graphics is not expected to ship until the first week of August. The good news for Intel is that its new chips are smoking-fast and far more energy-efficient that anything on the market with its power geared for media-centric and gaming laptops. (I want, I want) According to Cliff Edwards of BussinessWeek, this new fifth-generation Centrino chip appears to be so much better in terms of performance that it’s worth getting the new Centrino 2 moniker. It will be easy to demonstrate to both consumers and businesses the extra cash they may shell out for such a system is worth it.
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