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Intel readies new mobile chips

Pentium M and Celeron M processors offer longer battery life

Intel is introducing four new mobile processors for ultraportable systems at the Intel Developer Forum in Tokyo on Wednesday, the company says.

The chip giant will add faster processors to its low voltage and ultra low voltage Pentium M processor families, as well as introducing new Celeron M processors.

The new chips are the 1.3GHz low voltage Pentium M, the 1.1GHz ultra low voltage Pentium M, the 1.4GHz Celeron M, and the 900MHz ultra low voltage Celeron M.

The low voltage processors consume 12W of power, and the ultra low voltage chips consume a mere 7W of power. They can be used in ultraportable notebooks and Tablet PCs that require thin designs. The ultra low voltage chips can be used in systems without a cooling fan, such as Motion Computing's new M1400 Tablet PC, also being introduced on Wednesday.

Intel's previous ultra low voltage leader was the 800-MHz Celeron M, released in December and used in Motion Computing's M1300 Tablet PC.

Intel recommends the Celeron line for less expensive notebooks that don't require the performance of the Pentium M. Celeron M processors come with half as much Level 2 cache as their Pentium M counterparts.


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