Intel will introduce four mobile processors for ultraportable systems at the Intel Developer Forum in Tokyo this week.
The company will add faster processors to its Low Voltage and Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M processor families, as well as introducing the latest Celeron M processors.
The 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 which require thin designs.
The Ultra Low Voltage chips can be used in systems without a cooling fan, such as Motion Computing's M1400 Tablet PC.
Intel recommended the Celeron line for less expensive notebooks that do not 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 1,000 units, the 1.3GHz Low Voltage Pentium M processor costs $284 and the 1.1GHz Ultra Low Voltage Pentium M costs $262. The 1.4GHz Celeron M processor costs $134 and the 900MHz Ultra Low Voltage Celeron M processor costs $161, also in quantities of 1,000 units.
Tom Krazit writes for IDG News Service