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The 2.4GHz Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M is available in notebook machines from Gateway and Dell Computer. Intel also added two Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Pentium III processors, and three varieties of Mobile Celeron processors to its roster of products. The new Intel 852GM chipset for notebooks comes with integrated graphics and support for USB 2.0 ports.
Intel is poised to capitalise on that trend with its new mobile processors, and will also launch its Centrino platform for notebooks in the first half of this year. Centrino combines a processor built specifically for a mobile environment with wireless Internet chips based on the 802.11b standard.
The two Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel Pentium III processors are designed for small notebooks and Tablet PCs, Intel said. They will be available at clock speeds of 933MHz and 900MHz, and both will cost $209 (£131) in 1,000 unit quantities.
Budget notebooks will get a performance boost from the new Mobile Celeron processors. A 2.0GHz Mobile Intel Celeron, a 866MHz Low Voltage Mobile Intel Celeron, and a 800MHz Ultra Low Voltage Mobile Intel Celeron processor are priced from $149 (£93).
Gateway's 600XL notebook will come with the 2.4GHz processor, a 15.7in display, 512Mbytes of double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic RAM (SDRAM), a 60Gbyte hard drive, and a Mobility Radeon 9000 graphics card from ATI Technologies with 64Mbytes of DDR video memory for $2,499 (£1,564).
Intel's new 2.4GHz mobile processor is listed on Dell Computer's Web site as available on two systems, the Inspiron 8200 and the Inspiron 4150. However, the processor was not among the choices listed when an attempt was made to use the site to customise the individual systems.
Intel cut prices on its Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M chips Sunday, reducing the price of the 2.2GHz Mobile Pentium 4 Processor-M chip by 38% to $348 (£218) in 1,000-unit quantities.