Intel prepping three Arrandale CPUs for ultraportable laptops in 1H 2010

Posted on Thursday, November 12 2009 @ 19:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
DigiTimes reports Intel plans to release three 32nm dual-core Arrandale processors for ultra-thin laptops in the first half of 2010. These chips will target the mid-range and high-end markets.
Intel plans to launch three 32nm dual-core Arrandale CPUs (Calpella platform), the Core i7-640UM (1.2GHz), Core i7-620UM (1.06GHz) and Core i5-520UM (1.06GHz) with price in thousand-unit tray quantities of US$305, US$278 and US$241, respectively, in the first half of 2010 for ultra-thin notebooks, and will launch more CPUs for the market in the third quarter of 2010, according to sources from notebook players.

Before that, Intel plans to let its dual-core Core 2 Duo SU9600, SU9400 and SU7300, Pentium SU4100 and SU2300, and single-core Celeron 743 CPUs (Montevina platform) prop up the ultra-thin notebook market in the fourth quarter, the sources said.




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