Intel’s Laptop CPU Roadmap for This Summer Revealed

Intel Core 2 Duo MobileIntel plans to launch Intel Core 2 Extreme X7800 and Celeron M 540 laptop processors on July 8th, as well as Core 2 Extreme X7900, Core 2 Duo T7250, T7800, L7700, U2200, U2100, and Celeron 550 on September 2nd.

The Core 2 Extreme X7800 and X7900, designed for gaming notebooks, are clocked at 2.6GHz and 2.8GHz respectively. Both of these high-end processors have 800MHz front side bus, 4MB of L2 cache, and initial prices of $851, according to Intel’s mobile CPU roadmap published by VR-Zone.

In the mainstream class, the company will release the Core 2 Duo T7250 with 2GHz clock speed, 800MHz FSB, 2MB L2 cache, and a $209 price tag, as well as T7800 at 2.6GHz, featuring 800MHz FSB and 4MB L2 cache. The T7800 will be the fastest CPU in its class and will have $361 release price. In addition to this roadmap, the specifications of upcoming Dell Inspiron “Santa Rosa” notebooks revealed the details of another two new chips: the lower-end Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2M L2 cache) and Core 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz, 667MHz FSB, 2M L2 cache).

The low-voltage processor lineup will be refreshed with Core 2 Duo L7700 (1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache) priced at $316, while the new ultra-low-voltage CPUs are Core 2 Solo U2100 (1.06GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache) and Core 2 Solo U2200 (1.2GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache). The U2100 and U2200, designed for small and light-weight notebooks, will be priced at $241 and $262 respectively.

The upcoming Intel Celeron processors for budget laptop configurations are the M 540 (1.86GHz, 533MHz, 1MB L2 cache) for $107 and M 550 (2GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache) for $134. According to online sources, these Celerons are designed for Intel’s “Santa Rosa” notebook platform supporting up to 800MHz front side bus, although their FSB speed remained at 533MHz.

VR-Zone also revealed that Intel plans to lower the pricing of select mobile processors during this summer.

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