Intel preparing to launch Centrino 2 on July 14th
After multiple refreshes, the new platform is Intel’s first major Centrino upgrade after its predecessor was launched in 2003. The new platform will deliver better performance on laptops with faster, more power-efficient Core 2 Duo chips running between 2.26GHz and 3.06GHz.
It will also include support for 802.11n wireless networking and WiMax wireless broadband, which will allow laptop users to connect wirelessly with record speed and range, said Elvin Ong, an Intel spokesman, in a blog entry.
The platform will include Penryn chips manufactured using the 45-nanometer process, with three of the new processors running at 25 watts for better power-efficiency compared to 35 watts in earlier Centrino notebook processors, Ong wrote.