Intel will introduce four new mobile processors for ultraportable systems at the Intel Developer Forum in Tokyo.
The company 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 12 watts of power and the Ultra Low Voltage chips consume a mere seven watts 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.
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.
In quantities of 1000 units, the 1.3GHz Low Voltage Pentium M processor costs $US284 and the 1.1GHz Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M costs $US262. The 1.4GHz Celeron M processor costs $US134 and the 900MHz Ultra Low Voltage Celeron M processor costs $US161, both in quantities of 1000 units.