Tuesday, February 5th 2008

Dell Bets on Intel Penryn for its High-Eng Laptops

Dell Bets on Intel Penryn for its High-End Laptops

Dell will begin offering Intel's Penryn processor as an option on several notebooks within a week or so, according to sources close to the computer giant. Although the 45-nanometer generation of Penryn processors targeted at laptops was announced back in early January, the chips haven't exactly leaped into laptop lineups. So far, Hewlett-Packard is the biggest taker of one Penryn chip: the Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2 cache). Dell has not specified yet which models will get the processors, but the company's high-performance notebooks, such as the XPS, are likely candidates. Intel's 45-nanometer mobile processors integrate 6MB of cache versus 4MB for the older 65-nanometer Merom generation, and the lower-end chips integrate 3MB versus 2MB for the Merom-class processors.Source: CNET News
Add your own comment

7 Comments on Dell Bets on Intel Penryn for its High-Eng Laptops

ya spelled high-end wrong
Posted on Reply
wow, these might finally be laptops considered "Desktop Replacements". I heard that term thrown around before but now that might actually be true!
Posted on Reply
Bird of Prey
of course, dell will overprice the laptop with this processor in it.
Posted on Reply
If they could come up with a better way of cooling lappys they may well be desktop replacements in the future.
Posted on Reply
Well the 45nm parts should be better with tempuratures(Hopefully) And Id like to think they would put proper cooling on it. (another hopefully)
Posted on Reply