Intel ships new chips for books

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By  Published  September 8, 2006

Intel has begun shipping its new Core 2 Duo processors for notebooks — previously codenamed Merom — under the Centrino mobile brand.

The release follows the microprocessor’s launch in July, where Merom’s desktop counterpart Conroe was released.

The Core 2 Duo processors for desktops, notebooks and servers — previously codenamed Woodcrest and now sold under the Xeon brand — are based on Intel’s new Core Microarchitecture and replace the Pentium line of processors that the company is famous for.

“In just one year we’ve taken extraordinary leaps in mobile and desktop computing with the launch of the Intel Core 2 Duo processor,” said David Perlmutter, senior vice president of Intel’s Mobility Group.

“For laptops the new processor has doubled the performance, giving consumers and businesses an immersive mobile experience while keeping power consumption and battery life unchanged,” he added.

Intel said these Core 2 Duo processors, with two processing cores, delivered improved performance for video, gaming and multimedia activities, especially when running multiple applications simultaneously.

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