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Small form factor Penryn chips announced

Small form factor Penryn chips announced

Intel announces small form factor Montevina/Penryn chips... looks like we'll be seeing an updated Macbook Air soon.

Intel has announced the introduction of small form factor Penryn and Montevina chips at IDF – these will introduce a new breed of sleek and stylish Centrino 2 notebooks.

There will be eight small form factor mobile processors, including two Power Optimised performance chips, two new low-voltage and two new ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duos, along with new Core 2 Solo and Celeron processors.

The new CPU packaging measures just 22 x 22mm—which compares to the standard 35 x 35mm—while the TDPs are also said to be lower than the 35W TDP carried by Intel’s standard mobile Core 2 Duo processors.

Additionally, Intel has announced the introduction of the Intel GS45 Express chipset, which is a full-featured small form factor of the GM45 Express chipset that’s at the heart of the Montevina platform. The two chips that make up the GS45 Express chipset are just 25 x 27mm and 16 x 16mm, compared to 34 x 34mm and 31 x 31mm respectively.

I guess this means the rumours about the Penryn update for the Macbook Air might actually come true. Let’s hope Apple fixes the other problems with the Macbook Air at the same time...

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p3n 20th August 2008, 19:02 Quote
Wonder if they were making it for Apple anyway so everyone can join in this time </apple fanboi>
Tim S 20th August 2008, 19:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
Wonder if they were making it for Apple anyway so everyone can join in this time </apple fanboi>

Well, the IBM X300 was based on the same tech as the Macbook Air, so it wasn't specifically designed for just Apple. Apple was just the first to implement it...
p3n 20th August 2008, 21:00 Quote
Well im just glad they have finished releasing stuff so Apple can finally refresh the MacBookPro .. if they aren't too busy making the iPhone slower and breaking mobile me!
ParaHelix.org 22nd August 2008, 09:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by p3n
Wonder if they were making it for Apple anyway so everyone can join in this time </apple fanboi>

Apple, Apple, Apple, just when will you learn. While we are on the unfortunate topic of Apple I might as well note the problems in which its software is creating in the Windows Vista enviroment. I know a lot of people out there are getting the "Multiple Netowrks" bug when ever they start up Vista, this stops you from accessing the internet and the only quick fix in Vista is to disable and then re-enable your network connection...every time you reboot. However I have finally found the source of this "bug" and it lays deeply in the heart of Apples sneekily installed "Bonjoir" networking software which gets installed with iTunes (without user permission I must add, Apple). So, if you are getting this bug all you have to do is uninstall the Bonjoir software from "Windows Add/Remove software" and WALLAR! no more messing with your network connection.

Hope this helped some of you guys,
many thanks, ParaHelix.org
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