Intel to introduce business platform next week
CNet's News.com reports that Intel is expected
to introduce its "Averill" business platform brand on Monday.
Averill will reportedly complement Intel's Centrino and Viiv platform
brands, and has been rumored to come in
two flavors: an alleged Averill "Pro", featuring a Conroe processor and
Q965 chipset, and an Averill "Fundamental" with a more modest Pentium D
and Q963 chipset. Intel's Pat Gesinger also
told CNet about new remote hardware troubleshooting and support
features, which are said to be on the table for the Averill launch. CNet
quotes Intel CEO Paul Otellini himself as saying "the upcoming
brand associated with the business desktop we'll talk about on Monday."
Previous information suggests Averill PCs won't actually ship until
the third quarter, though, so this may be just a branding announcement.