The mobile processor will be offered in three configurations of the 600L, 600X, and 600XL notebooks, which were announced in April. The price of Intel's existing mobile clock-speed leader, the 2.0GHz Mobile Pentium 4-M, was cut by nearly half two weeks ago, usually a sign that a chipmaker is planning to introduce a new processor.
The upgraded 600L notebook will come with the 2.2GHz chip, 256Mbytes of memory, a 30Gbyte hard drive, and a CD-RW (CD-rewriteable) drive for a list price of $2,099 (£1,359).
The 600X, which adds a DVD/CD-RW combination drive to the above specifications, will sell for $2,299 (£1,488). The 600XL will come with the processor, 512Mbytes of memory, a 40Gbyte hard drive, the DVD/CD-RW combination drive, and integrated 802.11b wireless networking for a list price of $2,749 (£1,780).