New Core Duo chips to quietly make their debut
Intel will quietly
introduce two new additions to its Core Duo lineup this week,
according to DailyTech. The fastest of the two, the 2.33 GHz Core Duo
T2700, will be Intel's new flagship mobile offering until the expected
August launch of the mobile Core 2 Duo. DailyTech says the T2700 is
already available on some store shelves, and that it's expected to
appear in high-end and desktop replacement notebooks "very soon."
The other new introduction will be the Core Duo U2500, an ultra
low-voltage chip clocked at 1.2 GHz with 2 MB of cache and a 533 MHz
front-side bus. Despite the U2500's two cores, Intel has managed to cut the chip's
power envelope to just 9 W. The chip is also said to draw less than
1 W during "normal operation." Intel is expected to price the Core Duo
U2500 at $289 in 1,000-unit quantities, while the top-of-the-line T2700
will go for a pricier $637.