Acer's working on some viddy, viddy slim laptops with Intel Calpella processors inside, according to Digitimes. Calpella was rumored to be making an appearance in the MacBook Pro line last year, but never materialized.
At an event in San Francisco yesterday, Wintel claimed that upcoming processors, and Windows 7's improved power management will provide longer battery life, and better performance in certain programs.
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.
At today's San Francisco event, Intel mostly discussed what we know about the upcoming Westmere processor, but revealed they're scrapping the next dual-core 45nm processors, in favor of 32nm Westmere chips in early 2010.
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.