DigiTimes reports Intel has released the Core i7-940XM, i7-840QM and i7-740QM laptop processors for US$1,054, US$546 and US$364, respectively. Sometime later this year the firm will also introduce the Core i7-640M, i5-580M and i5-560M for US$332, US$257 and US$225, respectively. Additionally, Intel also cut the prices of several laptop, entry-level and netbook processors:
For ultra-thin notebooks, Intel launched the Core i7-660UM (US$305) and i5-540UM (US$241) on June 20. Meanwhile the company plans to drop its Core i7-640UM price in mid-July and release dual-core Core i7-680UM and i5-560UM models at the end of September. The company will also release several low-voltage processors including the Core i7-660LM in September.
For entry-level processors, Intel recently launched the dual-core Celeron U3400 (US$134) but has no plans to release any more upgrades before the end of 2010. In September, Intel will launch the 32nm Celeron P4600 (US$86) and 45nm Pentium T3500 (US$80), while the Celeron P4500 will be phased out of the market and the Pentium T3300 will see its price drop from US$86 to US$80.
For netbooks, Intel recently launched the Atom N455 (US$64) and N475 (US$75), supporting DDR3 and will release the dual-core Atom N550 in the third quarter with a core frequency of 1.5GHz and priced at US$86.