Intel to push notebooks to 850MHz, source says

SpeedStep allows Intel's mobile processors to operate at two levels of performance. When a notebook is plugged into a mains outlet, the processor runs at "full power mode." Away from the mains outlet, the processor automatically drops its clock speed, preserving battery life.

The chip giant will launch two mobile Pentium IIIs on Monday, the source said. One of the chips will run at 850MHz in full-power mode, dropping to 700MHz when the notebook is running on batteries. The other chip runs at 800MHz in full-power mode, dropping to 650MHz away from the mains supply.

Also on Monday, Intel will launch a mobile Celeron processor running at 700MHz, the source said. Intel's Celeron chips are aimed at more value-conscious buyers.

Intel's fastest mobile Pentium III today runs at 750MHz, while the mobile Celeron line tops out at 650MHz.

Join the PC World newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Struggling for Christmas presents this year? Check out our Christmas Gift Guide for some top tech suggestions and more.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

James Niccolai

PC World

Most Popular Reviews

Follow Us

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Shopping.com

Latest News Articles

Resources

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Latest Jobs

Shopping.com

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?