Intel discloses new mobile processors, pricing

Intel has updated its processor pricing list with new Core i series chips. The update focuses on Core i5 and i7 chips for laptops and mobile devices.

The HP EliteBook 2540p ultraportable uses low-power Core i7 processors.
The HP EliteBook 2540p ultraportable uses low-power Core i7 processors. Hewlett-Packard

Intel has updated its processor pricing list with new Core i series chips, including the widely used Core i5 and i7.

The processor update, dated September 26, includes two Core i5 mobile chips for laptops: the i5-580M and the i5-560M. The 2.66Hz i5-580M (3M L2 cache, two cores, four threads) is priced at $266, while the i5-560M (same clock speed) is priced at $225.

Intel also newly listed the Core 1.33GHz i5-560UM (3M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32-nanometer), costing $250. The "UM" indicates ultralow power mobile, and these chips typically go in ultrathin laptops and even tablets.

And some mobile Core i7 chips--Intel's high-end series of processors--also got updated. The 2.8GHz i7-640M (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads) is priced at $346.

The more power-efficient 2.26GHz Core i7-660LM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) is listed at $346, while the most power efficient 1.46GHz i7-680UM (4M L2 cache, two cores, four threads, 32nm) is set at $317.

Intel also lists new mobile Celeron processors: the P4600 and T3500, priced at $86 and $80, respectively.

Pricing is in 1,000 unit quantities.

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Brooke Crothers writes about mobile computer systems, including laptops, tablets, smartphones: how they define the computing experience and the hardware that makes them tick. He has served as an editor at large at CNET News and a contributing reporter to The New York Times' Bits and Technology sections. His interest in things small began when living in Tokyo in a very small apartment for a very long time.

 

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