Intel Merom pricing starts at $209

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 22 2006 @ 16:55 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes published some information about the Core 2 Duo T5500 and Core 2 Duo T5600 entry-level processors in Intel's upcoming Merom mobile processor lineup. They will respectively be priced at $209 and $241.
According to notebook makers, this year's Napa Refresh platform, which incorporates Merom CPUs as a key element, will likely be a transitional solution on a way to next year's Santa Rosa. Scheduled for release by the first half of 2007, the next-generation platform is expected to utilize Core 2 Duo T7xxx-series CPUs, the sources said.

Santa Rosa will support Microsoft's upcoming 64-bit Windows Vista operating system (OS) and the IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi standard featuring multi-input multi-output (MIMO) wireless communication technology, with the network throughput increased from current 54Mbps (802.11a/g) to 300Mbps, according to the makers.

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