CNET News meldt dat maandag a.s. notebooks uitkomen met een mobiele Coppermine CPU'tje van Intel. Snelheden variŽren van 400 tot 500MHz met een system bus van 100MHz. Hieronder een hap uit het bericht.
A key benefit for consumers is that notebooks will come close to matching Pentium III desktop computers in performance. Notebook designers, like their desktop counterparts before them, will now eschew the aging Pentium II chip and concentrate on economy models with Celeron processors and high-end versions using the Pentium III.
Among the major manufacturers, Gateway will release a notebook for less than $2,000 based on the 450-MHz of the Pentium III. The Solo 2550 will be priced at $1,999 and come with a 13.3-inch screen and the improved 100-MHz bus.
Proving that Intel's brawniest chip can fit into a small, elegant design, NEC will introduce the Versa FX series of notebooks weighing only 3.5 pounds and less than an inch thick but packing in a 400-MHz Pentium III for $2,499. This will include a DVD-ROM drive and long-life batteries, according to sources familiar with the announcement.
IBM is planning to update its ThinkPad 600 line with the Pentium III and an updated graphics subsystem, according to sources. The 600 is a slim design but integrates a CD- or DVD-ROM drive.
Dell Computer will update both its Latitude line, aimed at corporations, and Inspiron models, targeted at consumers and small business, according to sources close to Dell.
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