Intel targets low-cost notebooks with Shelton'08

Posted on Monday, Jan 14 2008 @ 12:47 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel released some information to its partners about the Shelton'08 platform which is aimed at low-cost notebooks. DigiTimes writes Shelton'08 is expected in the third quarter of this year.
The platform adopts Intel's single-core Diamondville CPU with a core frequency of 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB and power consumption of 3.5W. The platform's total power consumption is around 8W, translating to battery usage time of between 3-4 hours.

The platform also consist of a 945GSE chipset, which includes built-in DirectX 9 graphics and supports single channel DDR2 memory. A 802.11g Wi-Fi module, USB/PATA port SSD (solid state drive), and a 7- or 8-inch panel will typically round out the platform, noted the sources.

At initial launch, the notebooks will be priced between NT$10,000-16,000 (US$300-500) depending on finial hardware specifications and design. Intel is planning to launch a dual-core version Diamondville CPU in the second or third quarter next year, the sources added.


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