Intel Quad-Core Laptop Processors Inevitably Headed to MacBook Pros in…

Intel is launching their Calpella quad-core notebook chips in the third quarter, according to DigiTimes' sources. Knowing that Apple always nicks their chips first, we probably can expect new MacBook Pros around that timeframe. » 5/12/09 1:20pm 5/12/09 1:20pm

Lenovo Lets You Disable Your Stolen Laptop With a Stern Text Message

In the next couple months Lenovo will be rolling out a BIOS update for its Montevina laptop users which enables remote shutdown and subsequent encryption via text message. The tech relies on the laptop having a WWAN connection and activates when a custom string, defined by the user and sent from a single, paired… » 11/25/08 5:40am 11/25/08 5:40am

Intel Refreshing Montevina Chips, Adding More Power in Spring

If you're looking into getting a new laptop, you should probably hold off until after the holidays for an extra boost in processing power. According to sources at AppleInsider, Intel's planning a refresh of its Montevina Core 2 Duo processors for Spring 2009. The update will give notebooks two new variants of chips,… » 10/23/08 11:00pm 10/23/08 11:00pm

Next-Gen Intel Notebook Platform "Calpella" Details

The Intel platform in notebooks hitting shelves at this moment is Montevina, the first to go by the Centrino 2 moniker. Though it's fresh out the door, Digitimes supposedly has some details on Calpella, the one that'll follow it next summer. » 8/05/08 5:00pm 8/05/08 5:00pm

Why Apple Is Sticking With Intel Chipsets (Probably)

One of the more eyebrow-raising rumors in the scramble of them about Apple's upcoming MacBooks is that they will switch from Intel chipsets to someone else's. It seemed odd on its face, since Intel and Apple are fairly tight, and there's not a very apparent reason to switch. Jon at Ars lays out a fairly solid case for… » 7/31/08 3:50pm 7/31/08 3:50pm

Intel's Centrino 2 Gets Official Launch, Alongside Core 2 Extreme

We learned in May that there would be delays to Intel's Centrino 2 chipset for notebooks, but today it gets an official launch from Intel. That certainly tallies with the slew of notebooks hitting the news which have the chips inside. Alongside the Centrino 2, Intel gives us word on the Core 2 Extreme, which runs at… » 7/15/08 3:57am 7/15/08 3:57am

Giz Explains: Under the Hood of the Newest Laptops and Mobile Gear

If your head's spinning from the buckets of chip splooge that's shot out over the past couple days, we don't blame you. There's been a new mobile chip launched or announced by every major player in the biz (Intel, AMD, Nvidia and Via), so no wonder it's all sticky and running together. Don't worry, here's a quick… » 6/04/08 2:00pm 6/04/08 2:00pm

Intel Demos Centrino 2 ASUS M51VA, WiMax from Computex

Intel's Senior Technical Marketing Engineer for Corporate Demonstrations Craig Raymond had his lucky hands all over the new ASUS M51VA Centrino 2 ("Montevina") portable at a pre-Computex demo session today, and—delay or no delay—he came away loving the freedom of Intel's new chip and WiMax. Sure, he's an Intel guy… » 6/01/08 8:15pm 6/01/08 8:15pm

Intel Centrino 2 Delay Gets Official

Yesterday's report that Intel's highly anticipated Centrino 2 chipset was being delayed by issues with the integrated graphics and a wireless certification boo-boo was right on the money. Intel confirmed it today, with a soft launch July 14 of the Centrino 2 sets using discrete graphics and their new mobile… » 5/28/08 9:30am 5/28/08 9:30am

New iMacs First to Use Intel Montevina Chipset?

On the surface, the new iMacs just look like a speed bump, there's actually something pretty interesting under the number splooge: It's the first system we know of to use Intel's Montevina chipset, which actually isn't due until June. Even though the release doesn't namedrop Montevina, the 1066MHz front-side bus with… » 4/28/08 4:00pm 4/28/08 4:00pm

Is WiMax All Washed Up? An Open Letter

Dear Sprint and Intel,
I'm sorry to hear about your recent WiMax delays and struggles, I really am. The Xohm service was originally scheduled to launch this month, but all you've given us are a few prototypes and half-baked demos in controlled environments—the public has yet to see the technology truly in action.… » 4/04/08 4:00pm 4/04/08 4:00pm

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 4:00am 2/18/08 4:00am

Intel Talks Up Quad-Core Mobile Chip, Fancy New Cooling Tech

At its developer forum in Taiwan today Intel showed off its Penryn-based quad-core mobile chip we heard rumbles of in April that's set to drop in the latter half of 2008 as part of its Montevina chipset, which will be replacing Santa Rosa. They also bandied about some new cooling ideas, like one based on compressor… » 10/15/07 5:40pm 10/15/07 5:40pm

AMD Puma to Intel Centrino: "Surrender Your Laptops!"

AMD is charging against Intel's current Santa Rosa dominance and future Montevina platforms with their Puma chipset. They said it has been designed for mobile computing from the ground up. I say it was about bloody time already. » 5/18/07 5:43am 5/18/07 5:43am

Rumor: Intel to Announce WiMax Chip Date

For those of us who aren't lucky enough to make it to the Intel Developer Forum in Beijing this week, the big news is that Intel will be announcing support for WiMax in its 2008 mobile chipset, called Montevina. If all goes well, Montevina will come out in the first half of the year, and replace the Santa Rosa… » 4/16/07 6:45pm 4/16/07 6:45pm