The updated Centrino platform will be used immediately in more than 80 laptop models, and Dell has already unveiled a PC using the chips at a price of sub $1000.
PC makers cannot use the Centrino brand unless they buy the entire bundle of Intel chips. Together, the newly released chips will cost PC makers between $270 and $705, depending on which chips are selected, Intel said.The company holds a market share of approx. 85 percent in the notebook processor market.
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