Centrino 2 announcements galore

Our roundup of all the laptops announced with Intel's new Centrino 2 platform.

Sony VAIO FW, one of many laptops unveiled last night Sony

Last night, while the East Coast was crawling into bed and the West Coast was tucking into dessert, Intel was officially launching its new mobile platform, Centrino 2 . In addition to new processors, the platform includes an 802.11n wireless card and new integrated graphics with support for high-definition content. The platform also supports graphics switching, which lets you choose between integrated graphics (for longer battery life) and discrete graphics (for better performance).

Laptop manufacturers were quick to adopt the new platform, and many took the opportunity to significantly revamp their laptop lines. For your convenience, the first five major announcements, which describe a few dozen new laptops, are linked below:

Lenovo announces small-biz laptops, updates ThinkPads
Fujitsu launches LifeBooks with Centrino 2
Sony unveils four new VAIO lines
Toshiba's Centrino 2 offering: 3 business laptops
Lenovo adds color to IdeaPads

Over the coming weeks, stay tuned to Crave and our laptop reviews page as we highlight and review even more systems that feature Centrino 2.

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    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.


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