Intel's Yonah hasn't gotten quite the launch that many would have like to have seen. Core Solo and Duo based PC notebooks are few and far between these days. Apple and the smaller boutique PC notebook manufacturers have been able to launch products based on Yonah, but the heavy hitters like Dell are still lagging behind a bit. In the mean
time, Intel's mobile processor roadmap is abuzz with activity. Intel
will launch Core Solo Ultra Low Voltage processors on April 23rd. At
that time, 1.06GHz and 1.2GHz models will be available, with a 1.06GHz ultra
low voltage Core Duo U1400 to join the family Q3'06.
Intel expects to ramp up the production of dual-core mobile
processors thoughout 2006 (see image, right). In Q1 of 2006, dual core
processors are expected to make up just over 25% of Intel's total
mobile processor shipments. By Q4, that product mix will do a complete
180 with dual core processors making up just over 80% of Intel's total
mobile processor shipments.
quote: Intel formally unveiled the new Core Duo processor at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. Acer and Sony have started shipping a few notebooks that feature the dual-core processor, formerly known by its Yonah code name. [b]But Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Lenovo and Dell are still waiting to release their Core Duo notebooks, even though they have announced the specifications and pricing.[/b]