Intel 80GB Solid-State Drives Get Official (and High) Price Tag, Are Blazing Fast

Intel's slightly delayed leap into the SSD game is now official, with the company announcing a $595 pricetag for an 80GB SSD, which comes in 1.8-inch (X18-M) or 2.5-inch (X25-M) sizes for the same price, with 160GB versions coming later this year. While that's a considerably higher price-per-gigabyte ratio than what… »9/08/08 12:19pm9/08/08 12:19pm

First Intel Mobile Quad-Core Processor Coming Soon (Zoooom)

In addition to bragging about how awesome and zippy (while only power-sippy) Centrino 2 is, Intel execs also slipped that they'd be launching a set by the end of the quarter with their first mobile quad-core processor. Thanks to its hardcore power management on the Centrino 2, you'll actually be able to run four cores… »7/15/08 11:30am7/15/08 11:30am

Hands On Lenovo X200: Tiny, Cheap, Means Business (But Forgot the Trackpad)

Lenovo officially announced its Centrino 2-based X200 ultraportable notebook today, confirming what we have known for a while now. Namely, that it's the smallest member of the X-family (12.1-inch screen, 0.8-inches thin) and very powerful. Powered by the new Centrino 2 platform, it's got a full arsenal of wireless… »7/14/08 10:33pm7/14/08 10:33pm

Voodoo's Envy 133 Is Thinnest Notebook Alive; Based On Intel Metro Concept Laptop

Voodoo's new Envy 133 will be the thinnest laptop on the market at 0.7". It matches Intel's most holy Metro concept laptop, and with good reason: Says Voodoo, the Envy 133 was "developed using the smallest available Intel Centrino technology and elements from an innovative Intel reference design." This means that,… »6/10/08 4:00am6/10/08 4:00am

AMD's Puma Platform Officially Pounces, But Can It Pwn?

Today AMD officialized its Puma notebook platform—AMD Turion X2 Ultra dual-core mobile processors with ATI Radeon HD 3000 graphics—"for superior 3D performance and HD image quality, with industry-leading wireless for greater throughput and range." As we've noted in the past, it's a consumer-grade laptop play, and… »6/04/08 9:15am6/04/08 9:15am

Intel Santa Rosa Successor "Montevina" Knighted as "Centrino 2"

Four of Intel's mobile chipsets—including its most recent and well-known, Santa Rosa—have been Centrino as far as your mom is concerned. To help us keep things a little straighter and make it obvious they're actually updating stuff, Intel's upcoming Penryn-oriented mobile chipset, Montevina, which'll be pushing Santa… »2/18/08 4:00am2/18/08 4:00am

Intel plans to release a "Santa Rosa Refresh" in January which loads the 45nm Penryn chips

Intel plans to release a "Santa Rosa Refresh" in January which loads the 45nm Penryn chipset and "improved graphics capabilities", the both of which allow for improved battery life and better Direct X 10 performance. The refresh laptops will also have 802.11n as well as Gigabit Ethernet networking. [Businesswire] »9/19/07 6:00pm9/19/07 6:00pm

Medion Launching Inexpensive, Personalized Portable PC in the UK

If you so happen to live in Albion you're in luck since word has it that German outfit Medion will be offering its MIM 2000 portable Centrino PC in the coming weeks for just $742, including all those wacky taxes. For your hard-earned money, you're getting a fairly capable, if not long in the tooth, machine, powered by… »7/21/06 8:18am7/21/06 8:18am