Intel's 45nm Penryn-based desktop and server processors
were released to an eager audience a few months ago. January 6 is the big day
for Intel's Penryn-based notebook
processors and it appears that the Santa Clara-based company won't disappoint.
by DailyTech in early December,
the Penryn notebooks to be launched
in January will consist of the Core 2 Duo T8100, T8300, T9300, T9500 and Core 2
Xtreme X9000. Frequencies for the processor range from 2.1GHz on the T8100 on
up to 2.8GHz on the X9000.
Even though Intel's official announcement won't come until
January's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), notebook manufacturers are already
leaking details for their upcoming Penryn-based
notebooks. Notebook Italia has scored
information on new Penryn notebooks
from Acer, Fujitsu and Sony.
Acer will launch no less than eight
new Penryn-based notebooks in January ranging
from the 12.1" Aspire 2920 with a Core 2 Duo T8300 processor and 320GB HDD
to the massive 20.1" Aspire 9920G with a WXSGA+ screen resolution, NVIDIA
GeForce 8600M GT GPU, Core 2 Duo T8100 processor and 500GB of storage space
(250GB x 2). Acer also has a full range of notebooks in between with screen
sizes of 14.1", 15.4" and 17.1".
Fujitsu has two
new Penryn notebooks on deck. The
first is the Amilo Pi 2550 which features a Core 2 Duo T8300 processor, 2GB of
DDR2 memory, 15.4" WXGA screen, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2400 GPU and a
240GB HDD. The second notebook is the Amilo Xi 2428 which ups the ante with a
Core 2 Duo T9300, 2GB of DDR2 memory, 15.4" WXGA screen, NVIDIA GeForce
8600M GS GPU and a 250GB HDD.
Not to be left out, Sony
is unleashing five new VAIO models ranging from the 13.3" VAIO
SZ71XN/C to the 17.1" VAIO AR61ZU. The VAIO SZ71XN/C comes up to bat with
a T8100 processor, WXGA screen resolution, Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics
and a 200GB HDD. The VAIO AR61ZU commands your attention with a T8300 graphics
processor, 3GB of DDR2 memory, WUXGA screen resolution, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
graphics processor, 500GB of storage space (250GB x 2) and a Blu-ray/DL DVD burner.
The above notebooks are just the first wave of new Penryn-announcements. Expect a bevy of
new announcements at the start of CES from manufacturers including HP/Compaq,
Dell and Asus.