Intel readies Centrino 2

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Intel is expected to unveil its Centrino 2 platform, the latest version of its technology for laptops, as early as next week.

The platform is expected to offer faster memory and a further focus on reduced power consumption.

Formerly codenamed Montevina, the new platform combines Penryn-class mobile processors with a chipset supporting DDR3 memory and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support.

Some versions of the platform will also support the WiMax wide-area network standard.

The platform is expected to use new processor chips that fit a 25W thermal design envelope, down from 35W, according to Intel.
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