The HP Compaq 6820s 17-inch business notebook will be available soon with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile “Penryn” processor, according to product pages on the Hewlett-Packard’s website for the Canadian market.
Along with the Core 2 Duo T7000/T5000 series and Celeron processors, the laptop will be configurable with the Core 2 Duo T8100 CPU at 2.1GHz or T8300 at 2.4GHz. Both of these “Penryn” chips have a 800MHz front-side bus and 3MB of L2 cache.
Intel “Penryn” processors, including the T8100 and T8300, are based on the company’s latest 45-nanometer production process. These CPUs are claimed to provide better performance and longer battery life than the previous generation of 65nm Core 2 Duo Mobile units, codenamed “Merom”.
The “Penryn” CPUs are supported by the Intel “Santa Rosa Refresh” platform, scheduled for release next month.
Other basic components of the refreshed HP Compaq 6820s laptop are the Intel PM965 chipset, the ATI Mobility Radeon X1350 128MB dedicated graphics card, up to 4GB of system memory, up to 250GB hard drive, an 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wireless module, and a built-in DVD burner or Combo drive.
The 6.5-pound 6820s runs Windows Vista operating system and has a battery life of up to 3 hours, according to the notebook’s specifications.
The laptop, with the “Merom” processor, currently starts at $999 in the United States.