Intel to expand dual-core mobile lineup in December
It has been revealed that Intel will release no less than five new dual-cores on December 28th. All of the processors are in the mobile segment and will bear the Core 2 name. Intel Core 2 Duo T9800 (2.93GHz), Q9000 (2GHz), P9600 (2.66GHz), T9550 (2.66GHz) and T8700 (2.53GHz) are the names of the models and the prices will be $530, $348, $348, $316 and $241 respectively. All of them are specified to work in the 35W envelope.
These are perhaps not for the truly portable computers but more likely desktop replacements. Computers that need power, but little emphasis on battery time. It would be nice with both, but we still have a long way to go before we will see computes with both desktop performance and decent battery times.