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

#1
watts289
ya spelled high-end wrong
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asb2106
wow, these might finally be laptops considered "Desktop Replacements". I heard that term thrown around before but now that might actually be true!
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WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
of course, dell will overprice the laptop with this processor in it.
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#6
Triprift
If they could come up with a better way of cooling lappys they may well be desktop replacements in the future.
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#7
asb2106
Well the 45nm parts should be better with tempuratures(Hopefully) And Id like to think they would put proper cooling on it. (another hopefully)
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